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Peripheral Neuropathy

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Some 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?



Deciphering Your Routine HIV Blood Tests

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Routine blood tests are just as important to understand in the proper management of HIV infection as your CD4 count and viral load.



How to Treat Your Depression and Nerve Pain...

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Learn more about an antidepressant Cymbalta, or duloextine, that can also be used to treat nerve pain, a common side effect of HIV medication.



What Is HIV/AIDS?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

AIDS is not a disease but rather the stage of HIV disease in which the immune system is compromised, making it vulnerable to opportunistic infections.






Why CD4 T-Cells Are Important for People With HIV

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

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Blood Tests - Liver Function Tests (LFTs)

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Liver 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.



How Viagra Works and What to Watch Out For

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Learn more about viagra used to treat erectile dysfunction, including its mechanism, dosages, and side effects.



10 Condom Mistakes You Should Never Make

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

To better avoid getting or transmitting HIV, it’s important not only to use condoms consistently, but to avoid common mistakes that often occur.



How to Tell If You Have an HIV Infection

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

How 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.



What Are the Signs and Symptoms of HIV?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

While HIV diminishes the body's ability to defend itself, the symptoms are generally the result of a specific opportunistic infection.



The Facts About HIV and Oral Sex

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Generally speaking, oral sex (which include oral-penile, oral-vaginal and oral-anal sex) is not considered an efficient route of HIV transmission.



Are Night Sweats a Sign of HIV?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Night sweats occur frequently in people with HIV, most often in later stages of untreated disease (when the CD4 count is below 200 cells/mL).



How Long Can HIV Live Outside of the Body?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Under 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?



What Are the Early Signs of HIV?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

In 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.



How Long Can I Live If I Get HIV?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Studies have shown that a 20-year-old, HIV-positive person on antiretroviral therapy can now expect to live into his or her early 70s.



What Does an HIV Rash Look Like?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Rash is common during the course of an HIV infection, with the causes, presentation and treatment as varied as the rashes themselves.



What is the Chance that I will Get HIV?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Learn the odds or statistics behind your chance of getting HIV based on certain exposures like sex, sharing needles, or getting a needle-stick injury.



Am I at Risk of Getting HIV?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

When 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.



Top 6 Signs You May Have HIV

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

While 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.



How To Identify the Shingles Rash

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

Learn about the symptoms and signs of shingles, how to identify the rash, and the complications that shingles may cause.



Am I Getting Shingles?

2016-04-28T11:01:29Z

By spotting the early signs and symptoms of shingles (herpes zoster), you may be able to lessen the severity of an impending outbreak.