Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:12:59 +0000
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZRash is common during the course of an HIV infection, with the causes, presentation and treatment as varied as the rashes themselves.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZIn the early acute stages of an HIV infection, 40% or more of people will develop flu-like symptoms within 7-14 days of an exposure.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZSome people with HIV/AIDS describe it as a burning sensation. Others say that it's like a thousand hot needles poking the feet and hands. These are peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Peripheral neuropathy can be an uncomfortable, very annoying, and sometimes a crippling condition. What causes this problem and what can be done about it?
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLearn about the symptoms and signs of shingles, how to identify the rash, and the complications that shingles may cause.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZWhile HIV diminishes the body's ability to defend itself, the symptoms are generally the result of a specific opportunistic infection.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZWhile people newly infected with HIV often show few or no signs of illness, there are symptoms which often suggest that an infection has taken place.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZGenerally speaking, oral sex (which include oral-penile, oral-vaginal and oral-anal sex) is not considered an efficient route of HIV transmission.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZRoutine blood tests are just as important to understand in the proper management of HIV infection as your CD4 count and viral load.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZNight sweats occur frequently in people with HIV, most often in later stages of untreated disease (when the CD4 count is below 200 cells/mL).
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHow do I know if I have HIV? What are the signs? Can I tell if someone has HIV? These are just a few of the most frequently asked questions about HIV.
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2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLearn more about an antidepressant Cymbalta, or duloextine, that can also be used to treat nerve pain, a common side effect of HIV medication.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZBy spotting the early signs and symptoms of shingles (herpes zoster), you may be able to lessen the severity of an impending outbreak.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLiver function tests are a battery of tests that gives your doctor an idea of how well your liver is working, especially when treating HIV infection.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLearn more about viagra used to treat erectile dysfunction, including its mechanism, dosages, and side effects.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZStudies have shown that a 20-year-old, HIV-positive person on antiretroviral therapy can now expect to live into his or her early 70s.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZUnder specific conditions, HIV can survive outside of body for hours, days and even weeks. But does this mean that there is a real risk of infection?
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZAIDS is not a disease but rather the stage of HIV disease in which the immune system is compromised, making it vulnerable to opportunistic infections.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLearn the odds or statistics behind your chance of getting HIV based on certain exposures like sex, sharing needles, or getting a needle-stick injury.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZTo better avoid getting or transmitting HIV, it’s important not only to use condoms consistently, but to avoid common mistakes that often occur.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZWhen assessing your risk of HIV, it's important to understand the four conditions that must be satisfied in order for an HIV infection to take place.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZCandidiasis is a fungal infection caused by a type of yeast, which can affect the mouth (thrush), vagina (yeast infection) and other organ systems.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLymphadenopathy, a condition defined the swelling of lymph nodes on one or multiple sites of the body, is considered an important indicator of HIV.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThe risk of tuberculosis (TB) remains extremely high in people with HIV, requiring routine screening and informed treatment in high-risk populations.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZAccidents will happen. But should a condom burst during sex, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the risk of HIV infection
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZTestosterone deficiency occurs in both men and women with HIV and long been recognized as a complication of HIV since the earliest days of the pandemic.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZCondoms are effective in preventing STDs and HIV when they are used correctly. Learn how to put on a condom correctly (and easily) each and every time.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHigh cholesterol and trigylcerides are commonly seen in people with HIV, caused both by antiretroviral medications used the the disease and HIV itself.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZToday, there are 27 individual antiretroviral agents and 10 fixed dosed combination (FDC) drugs comprised of two or more of different HIV drugs.
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2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThis feature talks about the signs and symptoms of trichomoniasis. Understanding the signs and symptoms of trichomoniasis allows for earlier diagnosis and treatment.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZWhile acute HIV syndrome is not always to diagnose given the non-specific nature of the symptoms, there are clues that may suggest a recent infection.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZRead about what causes an itchy urethra or discharge from the urethra, and how this condition – known as urethritis – is diagnosed and treated.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZOne of the world's most common sexually transmitted diseases is gonorrhea. While often there are no gonorrhea symptoms, being able to identify any gonorrhea signs and symptoms that do occur is very important for treatment and prevention.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThere is a commonly held belief that oral sex carries little or no risk of transmitting HIV. But the truth is, in some cases, risks can increase.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThe TB skin tests consists of an injection of a TB derivative. The reaction to a shot, specifically its size, can determine if a person has been infected.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZA CD4 count and viral load test are performed to determine the status of a person's immune system and the level of HIV in the body.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZMore than ever, HIV charities need your support. Our annual list offers 20 such organizations, both large and small, that truly deserve your attention.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZAn AIDS phobia is the irrational fear of being infected, despite evidence to the contrary, or the unreasonable fear that you may get infected with HIV.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZWhile the rate of false positive and false negatives is very low, they can occur, either a result of human error or limitations of the tests themselves.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThe CD4 count literally counts the number of CD4 T-cells in a blood sample and tracks whether a person's immune strength is going up or going down.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZWhile the FDA has made no formal recommendations regarding the use of Zostavax in people with HIV, there is growing evidence in support of its use.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHow much does HIV medication cost? The Average Wholesale Price (AWP) is the average price that wholesalers are actually paying for a particular HIV drug.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHAART is the acronym for highly active antiretroviral therapy, a term use to describe the effectiveness of combination drug therapies to fight HIV.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThe CDC recommends a new strategy for HIV testing using 4th generation combination assays able to detect both HIV antibodies and antigens.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZImage of an HIV-infected H9 T cell, colorized in crimson and yellow set against a dark blue background.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZOne common mens-health issue is rectal pain. Rectal pain can occur for many reasons from the not so serious to the very serious. What are the causes of rectal pain and how should we address the problem as part of our mens-health program?
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThe benefits of modern antiretroviral therapy include a greater ease of use, a lower risk of HIV resistance, and fewer drug-related side effects.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHepatitis is a liver inflammation caused by many factors. It is a serious disease that is deadly in HIV patients. Here are some basic hepatitis facts.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZDaklinza (daclatasvir) has been approved to treat people with chronic genotype 3 hepatitis C infection, including those with liver cirrhosis.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZKissing is considered among the most ineffective means of transmitting HIV, with risk considered anywhere from negligible to non-existent.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZWhile there can be challenges to getting tested for HIV, advances in treatment and prevention have ensured the benefits far outweigh the consequences.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZCondoms, where did they come from? The history of condoms is interesting. This condom history will show you where your condoms have come from.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZCD4 percentage and absolute CD4 counts are used by doctors to determine both the status of your immune system and the likely course of our disease.
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2016-04-28T11:12:59ZUnderstanding the life cycle of HIV has made it possible to develop the medications we use to treat the disease, by blocking stages of that cycle.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLearn whether HIV transmission may occur even if a person with HIV does not ejaculate during sexual intercourse.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZIf a person has been exposed to HIV, there is a period by which an HIV test cannot deliver an accurate response known as the window period.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLearn the tips to maintaining or improving optimal adherence to your HIV medications.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZSyphilis is at epidemic proportions in many areas; transmitted from person to person sexually. Are HIV and Syphilis related or connected? What are syphilis signs and symptoms?
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZCondoms are the cornerstone of safer sex and have reduced HIV infections worldwide. So why then do only 65% of men use condoms on a regular basis?
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZPresumptions about the risk of HIV from vaginal sex can often lead people to grossly overestimate or underestimate their personal risk of infection.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThe factors for immune recovery in people on HIV therapy is highly variable, often confounding those able to sustain undetectable viral loads.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHuman papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common STDs, the infection of which is associated with cervical and anal cancers in people with HIV.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZSexually transmitted diseases are among the most common causes of illness in the world. Syphilis is at epidemic proportions in many areas; transmitted from person to person sexually. Are HIV and Syphilis related or connected? Find out with this feature filled with facts about sexually transmitted diseases and the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZIn all but a few rare cases, HIV will progress to AIDS if left untreated. How long it takes depends on factors you can control and others you can't.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThere are of number of studies questioning whether personal lubricants can damage the cells lining the vagina and rectum, increasing the risk of HIV.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLearn how white blood cell counts are measured in HIV, which is an important indicator of a person's ability to fight infection.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZSexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are among the most common causes of illness in the world. Chlamydia is one of many sexually transmitted diseases. Like other STDs, having chlamydia puts you at an additional risk for HIV infection.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThere are a number of agents used to treat HIV-related fungal infections such as candidiasis (thrush) and cryptococcal meningitis.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHepatitis B Fact Sheet complete with hepatitis b signs and symptoms
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting the liver and one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death among people living with HIV.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThere are a number of tests used in the detection, treatment and management of HIV, ranging from rapid in-home saliva tests to genetic assays used to tailor therapy.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZRead how to interpret a negative HIV test and whether this truly means a person is not infected with HIV.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZcART is the acronym for combination antiretroviral therapy, which employs the use of three or more drugs to suppress HIV replication.
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2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHIV impacts the entire body including your oral health. Your oral health is an important part of staying healthy. This article looks at HIV and how it can affect your oral health.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZA 2013 study from the University of California revealed that the accuracy of HIV tests during acute infection ranged from as high as 87.3% to as low as 5.2%.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThe incidence of lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph glands) is especially high in people with HIV and can occur at any stage of infection.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZWhile 30% of all people suffer from sinusitis at least once each year, people living with HIV seem to have more frequent and severe bouts.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThe best films about HIV/AIDS serve as an historic record, bringing to life the struggles and emotions that remain as relevant today as they did then.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZIn the event of accidental exposure to HIV, there are drugs that can potentially reduce the risk of infection called post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHIV wasting syndrome is defined as progressive, involuntary weight loss which is not attributable to any condition other than HIV infection itself.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZWhile many people understand that STDs can increase the risk of getting HIV, some may be surprised at how the body unwittingly facilitates infection.
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2016-04-28T11:12:59ZA common skin infection called folliculitis can manifest, often profoundly, in HIV-infected people with severely compromised immune systems.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZSuboxone (buprenorphine + naloxone) can be an effective way to treat opiate addiction if prescribed and monitored by a qualified medical specialist. Page 2.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZSleep problems are commonly noted in people with HIV, caused by emotional or psychological distress, by certain HIV drugs, or sometimes by HIV itself.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZHIV transmission among hemophiliacs was long considered among the highest levels of risk. How much have things changed with newer screening techniques?
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLearn about the differences between HIV and AIDS and how these terms are often erroneously interchanged in the media.
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2016-04-28T11:12:59ZIn April 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that all persons between the ages of 15 and 65 be given a one-time HIV test.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZStudies show that about 30 percent of all HIV infected people have some sort of kidney function abnormality. HIV and kidney disease is a common combination.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZDating and disclosure can cause stress in those living with HIV, exposing them to vulnerabilities that go far beyond than the fear of rejection.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZThe promise of a longer, healthier life for people living with HIV can be reasonably achieved by making a few, key resolutions in 2016.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZEducating yourself about HIV is the most important way to stay healthy and well whether you are HIV-positive or not. Here are 10 tips that can help.
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2016-04-28T11:12:59ZExtrapulmonary cryptococcosis (which includes cryptococcal meningitis) is classified by the CDC as an AIDS-defining condition.
2016-04-28T11:12:59ZLearn about what it means to be an HIV specialist, and the benefits of being cared for by one if you are infected with HIV.