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Which Body Organs Does Hiv Affect

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...fainting Sadness or depression Anemia and HIV Anemia has always been a problem for HIV-positive people. Although the rate of serious anemia has dropped since people started using HIV drug combinations, anemia continues to affect up to 30 percent of HIV-positive people taking HIV drugs. Factors that are linked to a higher rate of anemia in HIV-positive people include: Being a woman Being African American Having lower CD4 cell...
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Should I start my treatment? 6 months ago numbers were ok

Hi docs, I really appreciate your work and time to answer all our questions. I have been diagnosed 1 year and a half ago. Numbers were ok every 3 or 6 months. CD4: 550, 525,687,510. Viral load: always between 10,000 and 25,000. But one month ago a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...couple of weeks). The change in viral load was a bit high, but it is possible.There are other possibilities too. Sometimes HIV can change the way it enters CD4 cells. HIV can bind to 1 or both of 2 types of co-receptors (proteins on the... Read more »

Patent 5676977 (WHY IS THERE NO CURE FOR HIV? 2009)Hello Gerswin Hakalakavitch,

Dear Dr. Frascino, I do believe that you are only standing on the tip of the ice burg refusing to believe that ice exist below the water when you answered "Imusil Introvenously (THE CURE FOR AIDS)". If such a cure did exist (which it probably does)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatments: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!" I do hope you find this answer helpful, because colloidal silvers affect on HIV isnt!!! Id now recommend you immediately cancel both orders the rhino horn and the colloidal silver,... Read more »

Effect of alcohol on efficacy of HIV meds &on disease progression

I have AIDS. I have not had alcohol since my diagnosis 8 months ago, at which time I began taking HEART meds. Would it be okay to have one glass of wine with dinner every 2-4 weeks? Even if the risks to my health are low w/ 1-2 glasses a month, what...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...also increases the chance that you will experience side effects from your HIV medications. The organ in your body that alcohol affects most is your liver. The liver clears waste from chemicals that you put in your body, including alcohol and... Read more »

negative side affects treatment against possible hiv aids

A relation of mine was mugged and bitten several times,as a preventation against possible hiv aids he was given the normal medication ATR.Now he has no energy,has large weight loss,has to lay down many times daily.What can we do to bolster his...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Symptoms due to HIV drugs vary depending on which regimen is used. Those symptoms generally reverse quickly once the meds are stopped (used for Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...hepatitis A, B, or C virus Alcohol or drug abuse Liver Disease and Women Some liver problems occur during pregnancy or affect women more often than men. These include: Gallstones Biliary cirrhosis (bile duct damage) Autoimmune liver... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types of fat found in the... Read more »
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Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...since pneumonia often occurs as a complication of the flu Tuberculosis (TB) TB often occurs as a lung infection, but can affect virtually any organ of the body. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB, can spread when a... Read more »
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DIY Experimental Treatment

Posted by Hopdinkmoopwop, 1 Reply
...of radiation (visible, infrared, UV, radio, etc)? I'm also curious about various unusual circumstances that could directly affect the VL of an infected person: could chemotherapy or intentional immunosuppression while living in a sterilized... Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...concentration, and in just a few hours there is no active virus at all. My question is whether the active time of the virus is affected by the surface or not. What if the surface is our own skin? Will this affect its active time? For example,... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Mad

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...so mad that there are not more educated people that can help people such as ourselfs with symptoms and fears to overcome this HIV anxiety caused by the window period.. It seems impossible to get a straight foward answer anymore.. everyone has... Read more »