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Healthy Living With Hiv
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Depends on situation: In my opinion, the decision to disclose HIV status to an employer is up to the patient. However, i think this is a case by case basis. If an HIV positive individual is working in the food industry, then it may be prudent to disclose HIV in the event of a cut when preparing food to others. But if just working a desk job, it may not be necessary to disclose as chances are less likely to get hiv. ...Read more
Why women living with HIV are more likely to develop persistent HPV infections at
an earlier age and also develop cancer sooner?
Hi doctors. I have black/purple marks on my legs that are itchy at times and very painful sometimes. I've been living with HIV since 2009 and that is?
You don't tell us: whether you are being treated for HIV infection, but I presume you are. The most worrisome thing, though it is associated with AIDS, not just HIV infection, would be Kaposi sarcoma, a serious skin cancer. More likely this is purpura which results when small blood vessels burst and blood pools under the skin. Clotting disorders, including low platelets, need to be excluded.Discuss with HIV Doc. ...Read more
Can you have normal CBC wit diff and chem 14 and bun if you is living with HIV for 10 years untreated will your blood work be normal and x rays normal?
Jump on in: The water's fine! huge enthusiastic yes! swimming stretches and works out your body all over. It's low impact so it's friendly for backs and knees too. So if you're feeling amphibious, it's a great way to get moving. But most of all, choose exercise that will be fun for you. If you're not inclined to swim, that's okay. You can find something else to do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Is having too little sugar in my diet a bad thing? I'm trying to focus on healthy living. I'd be surprised if i got 500 mg of sugar a day in my diet.
Bulimia is dangerous: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric ruptures, all of which may be fatal. Other medical complications for bulimia include bone loss, osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney disease, anemia and low white cell counts, which lowers the immune system and creates vulnerability to disease and infection. Also, gum disease, tooth decay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mind-body health: There are many components to a healthy lifestyle including diet, minimizing toxic exposures, exercise, stress reduction, positive attitude & social connectivity. Yoga can be a great aid to reducing stress & hatha yoga can improve physical fitness. Yoga can help foster a positive attitude.If done in a group setting it may also provide social support.Thus, yoga can be part of many aspects of health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The food pyramid: has been replaced by the "food plate" which you can find on the net. Many well trained in clinical nutrition believe that it is not much of an improvement. A visit to a clinical nutritionist is your best bet. Peace and good health. Government RDAs are very low. Over the counter daily vitamins are typically weak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy living: what furniture stores are particularly good about selling furniture that's free of vocs?
Hastens for beds: The gold standard, at least for "green" bedding, is hastens. The company reports it meets standards set by Öko-tex and others for home and environmental health. Mattresses are made with cotton and even horsehair! ...Read more
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more