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Dennis Sifris, MD and James Myhre

Updated Articles and Resources

By Dennis Sifris, MD and James Myhre

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Vicodin (hydrocodone + acetaminophen) Created: Saturday, August 28, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An easy to use vicodin fact sheet.
    • Symptoms of HIV by Stage Created: Friday, May 10, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      While HIV provides the opportunity for infections to develop, the symptoms are generally the result of a specific opportunistic infection.
    • When do HIV Symptoms Require a Trip to the Emergency Room? Created: Thursday, February 10, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      When HIV symptoms strike, the question is when should I go to the emergency room. AIDS symptoms and HIV symptoms can be serious enough to go the emergency. But when?
    • Breastfeeding and HIV Created: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      What are the risks of breastfeeding when living with certain medical conditions such as HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and herpes? What are the risks of breastfeeding while living with HIV."
    • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and HIV Created: Thursday, April 03, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an AIDS-defining illness in people with HIV if lasting over a month or presenting in the lungs, bronchi or esophagus.
    • HIV Opportunistic Infections by Organ System Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      An opportunistic infection develops in the presence of a compromised immune system, some of which can be "AIDS defining" in people infected with HIV.
    • HIV Wasting Syndrome - Definition Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      HIV wasting syndrome is defined as progressive, involuntary weight loss which is not attributable to any condition other than HIV infection itself.
    • HIV and Oral Sex Created: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Is there a connection between HIV and oral sex? There is a commonly held belief among lay people that oral sex carries no risk. In fact, some consider oral sex a safer sex alternative. But the trut...
    • The Facts About HIV and Oral Sex Created: Monday, February 03, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Generally speaking, oral sex—whether oral-penile, oral-vaginal, or oral-anal—is not considered to be an efficient route of HIV transmission.
    • Top HIV Symptoms Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      While many people who get HIV infected show few or no signs or symptoms, there are HIV symptoms that sometimes appear. What are HIV symptoms? What are HIV signs and symptoms?
    • Urethritis - Another Sexually Transmitted Disease Created: Saturday, February 09, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      There are millions of cases of urethritis each year around the world. This infection can strike anyone who is sexually active. What exactly is urethritis and how does it spread from person to perso...
    • Hepatitis Signs and Symptoms Created: Saturday, November 29, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Hepatitis 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." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Kidney Disease Created: Saturday, January 31, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Studies 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." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Guide Created: Sunday, December 14, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Sexually 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 Sy...
    • Do I Have an HIV Infection? Created: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      How do I know if I have HIV? Am I HIV infected? What are the signs and symptoms of HIV? This guide will show you how to determine if you do have HIV.
    • Viagra - What You Need to Know About the ED Solution Created: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      We've all heard of Viagra. The wonder pill that treats erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction or impotence as it is often called, affects men of all ages. There was a time when treatments were ...
    • HIV Night Sweats Created: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      For those living with HIV, night sweats can be one of the most annoying HIV symptoms. What are night sweats and what can be done to help? Here are the facts about one of the most annoying HIV sympt...
    • Are You Having Shingles Symptoms? Created: Saturday, October 03, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      It may start as a tingling sensation. Later the pain gets severe and you notice blisters. Are you having shingles symptoms? People with HIV commonly experience shingles symptoms. Is the pain and bl...
    • Obamacare: A Guide for People Living With HIV Created: Sunday, September 08, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      The Affordable Care Act (ACA) (also known as Obamacare) will have a profound impact on people living with HIV in the U.S.
    • Premature Senescence (Premature Aging) - HIV/AIDS Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Premature senescence (premature aging) suggests that the body is aging "before its time" and can often be linked to one or more causal agents or events.
    • Hairy Leukoplakia - Definition - HIV-Associated Oral Disease Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Hairy leukoplakia is commonly seen oral lesion in people with HIV which manifests with characteristic white "hairy" patches on the side of the tongue.
    • Are You a "Doctor Hopper?" Created: Thursday, April 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Multiple-clinic patients (also known as "doctor hoppers") are less likely to achieve undetectable viral loads or adhere to prescribed HIV therapy.
    • What Does a CD4 Count and Viral Load Mean? Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      A 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.
    • What Is the "HIV Treatment Cascade?" Created: Monday, February 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      The HIV Treatment Cascade is a model used by Federal, state and local agencies to better identify gaps in care delivery to people living with HIV.
    • The Facts About HIV Microbicides Created: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Microbicides are seen as means to reduce the spread of HIV among those most at risk, including women who are vulnerable to sexual violence.
    • Top 10 Holiday Gifts That Benefit HIV/AIDS Charities Created: Sunday, November 24, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Find the best holiday gift for a loved one, while ensuring that at least 20% of the cost of the purchase goes back to the HIV/AIDS charity.
    • "Am I at Risk for HIV Infection? What Infections am I at Risk For?" Created: Sunday, December 18, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Everyone wants to know if they are at risk for HIV infection. HIV infections can affect anyone; not just those with the infections. Do the behaviors in which you engage increase your risk of HIV in...
    • cART (Combination Antiretroviral Therapy) Created: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      cART is the acronym for combination antiretroviral therapy, which employs the use of three or more drugs to suppress HIV replication.
    • Does HIV Increase Your Risk of a Heart Attack? Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      The current body of research strongly indicates that people with HIV are 50% more likely to have a heart attack than people in the general population.
    • Does HIV Increase Your Risk for Cancer? Created: Thursday, April 04, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Cancers are considered the leading cause of death for people living with HIV in the developed world. Find out why and ways to reduce your risk.
    • HIV and Cervical Cancer Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      While cervical cancer can develop in both HIV-infected and non-infected women, the incidence among women with HIV can be as high as seven times greater.
    • HIV Profiles: The People Who "Cheated" HIV Created: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      Scientists have long observed people with HIV who do not progress to AIDS and were able to maintain stable CD4 counts and undetectable viral loads, often for decades.

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