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Why Is It Important To Keep Your Body Healthy With Hiv And Aids

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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofchanges in body fat that are experienced by many people living with HIV (HIV+).Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+...
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How can i kepp my numbers, and body healthy

I would like to know how I can keep my t cell count and viral load at a healthy point. And at the same time put on weight and keep my body looking physically healthy...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Besides taking your HIV medications with good adherence, you can take care of yourself by doing the steps in the fourth document listed in this link:http://powerusa.org/brochures_flyers.htmnelson... Read more »

Healthy as a Horse: HIV since 1982

Hi,I was diagnosed with HIV in 1982. I refused to take medications until 1996. My T-Cell count never went under 500 and my Viral Load is unmeasurable. I do not do drugs nor smoke. I exercise and drink a couple of beers. I have never changed my...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Yes, you are lucky! There may be a little more to it than that, but your good fortune is not in doubt. Most likely, you were born with an immune system that can fight off HIV better than the average person, so HIV doesn't progress as quickly... Read more »

Invading healthy cells with hiv?

Dr Pierone,I was wondering if a person with hiv, is at risk of more cells being invaded by the hiv virus when they become ill with a cold, other then when not being sick with a cold . Since the body will defend itself when getting sick, does hiv...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is evidence that other infections stimulate an immune response which may lead to a temporary increase in HIV replication. This is thought to be one of the reasons that smokers (who are more prone to chronic... Read more »

i am healthy but HIV possitive.

Please help me i am one of the hiv positive men.and my virol lort is 943 and my cd 4 normal so tell me which treatment is better for me and my weight is 89 kgs. my age is 30 and i am right now healthy there is no problem in my body but i want to...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If your CD4 cell count is above 350, most HIV doctors would not recommend that you start HIV meds. Your very very low viral load only strengthens this recommendation. This is because the viral load PREDICTS what will happen to the CD4 cells - the... Read more »
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Healthy vs. non-healthy.

Posted by nonamegirl, 2 Replies
Just a simple question.

Would a person who was healthy, with a strong immune system produce HIV antibodies sooner than someone who was unhealthy, with a weakened immune system? I know it's different for everyone. But generally speaking.

Just... Read more »

Perpetual med failure yet healthy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 37 y/o male who has lived with HIV for 12 years and AIDS for 9 of them. Last year I got my frst opportunistic infection, cryptosporidium. Othehrwise I have been pretty healthy.

I have taken all kinds of meds from AZT to T-20 to various study... Read more »

i am living with hiv and have been fairly healthy.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am living with HIV/AIDS and have been fairly healthy for nine
years. I have been on many medications from AZT to Crixivan and
had severe side effects from disorientation, fatigue, digestive
problems, a brain hemorrhage and developing breast tumors... Read more »

Looking for healthy HIV+ friends in central Penn

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi, i live in central Pennsylvania, ecxacly in Harrisburg 33y/o HIV+ male very healthy, been poz for a few years... but have no friends at all... would liek to have healthy HIV+ friends to hang out with and relate on, would be more confortable for... Read more »