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Other Health Concerns
For The  AIDS Patient


There are major complications for patients diagnosed with AIDS.  The parasitic infections, viral infections, and dangers of fungal infections are not the only dangers for patients with AIDS.  The immune system is so compromised; the body is unable to fight off even the slightest infection.  Infections that healthy people would be able to fight off with no problem can cause death in an AIDS patient. 

One of the major health risks that an AIDS patient faces is cancer.  Cancer survival rates are improving each year, but AIDS patients are much more at risk of dying of this disease.  Kaposi’s sarcoma is a cancer that healthy people do not normally get this cancer.  It is common to people who have tested positive for HIV.  This disease shows itself as pink, red, or purple sores or lesions on the shin and mouth. 

Patients who already have dark skin, the lesions will appear black or dark brown.  Kaposi’s sarcoma also will affect internal organs including the lungs and digestive system.  Kaposi’s sarcoma is treated with various chemotherapy drugs and researchers are looking for new ways to give these drugs.  Scientists have discovered the use of antiretrovirals can reduce the amount of Kaposi’s cancer in HIV and AIDS patients.  It also has been proven to reduce the lesions in people who have already been diagnosed with this cancer.

NonHodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the white blood cells, is another common form of cancer that affects HIV and AIDS patients.  Lymphocytes, which act as the director of the immune system to fight infections, are concentrated in bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, and the digestive tract.  NonHodgkin’s lymphoma usually starts in the lymph nodes but can originate in other areas of the body.  One of the first sign of this cancer is a noticeable swelling in the lymph nodes found in the neck, armpit, or groin.

Did You Know? 

Homeopathic medicine is another form of alternative treatment plans that are available to the AIDS patient.

Many doctors who treat AIDS patients have had success with combining conventional and homeopathic medicines.

Alternative methods of treatment are becoming more accepted in the medical world especially for patients with AIDS. The conventional medical world should not ignore these alternative ways of treatment.

Patients with AIDS may insist on trying other methods of treatment while still taking conventional AIDS drugs. Alternative treatments have been proven to give some patients a better quality of life while being treated for AIDS.

Patients with HIV or AIDS should take an active role in the treatment of their disease. Don’t be complacent or allow others to make critical decisions in your treatment.

Work with your medical team and find a group that will help you if you decide to use homeopathic treatments as well as conventional drugs.



Other serious complications for AIDS patients are Wasting Syndrome and other neurological complications.  Scientists and researchers agree that Wasting Syndrome is a complication of AIDS.  Aggressive treatment have considerably reduced the cases of Wasting Syndrome among AIDS patients, it can still affect many people with AIDS.  Wasting Syndrome is classified as losing at least ten percent of their body weight.  This is accompanied with chronic diarrhea, fever, and weakness.



Neurological complications can cause confusion, forgetfulness, and abrupt changes in their behavior, depression, and trouble walking.  Dementia complex is one of the more common diseases that afflict AIDS patients.  Dementia complex causes the person’s behavior to change and they have a decreased mental capacity.  It can be treated with antiretroviral medications but it must be caught in the early stages.

 

AIDS Facts

Unprotected sex is the number one reason why people get HIV and Aids.



There are so many complications that patients with AIDS will face.  They can be vulnerable to many diseases that a healthy person could shake off easily.  Because their white cells are being destroyed, they are unable to fight even the smallest infection and could be potentially life threatening.

 

 

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HIV and AIDS Information and Resources
World Health Organization’s AIDS Staging
History of AIDS Looking Closer at the HIV Virus and AIDS
Living With HIV and AIDS
Know the Basics about AIDS
What are the Causes of AIDS
Homeopathic Ways of Treating the AIDS Patient
AIDS and the Nervous System
Options If You Are HIV Positive
The AIDS Patient and Opportunistic Infections
Advanced Signs of the HIV Virus
Tests For the HIV Virus
Other Health Concerns For The AIDS Patient
Prayer And Spirituality Used In The Treatment Of AIDS
How To Prepare For Your AIDS Medical Appointment
Aids and Viral Complications
Parasitic Infections Common to HIV Patients
AIDS Related Lymphoma
Treating AIDS Related Lymphoma
Serious Complications Associated With The HIV Virus
White Blood Cells And AIDS
Neurological Complications Associated with AIDS
What To Do If You Think You Might Have Aids
New Developments In AIDS Research
Coping With Your AIDS Diagnosis
The Symptoms of HIV Infection
Education Is The Key To Stopping the AIDS Epidemic
The Emphasis Must Be On Prevention for HIV and AIDS
AIDS Medical Terms
Take An Active Role In Your AIDS Medical Treatment
Reducing The HIV Risk Factors
Keeping A Positive Outlook For AIDS Patients
Acupuncture To Relieve The Side Effects Of AIDS Treatment
A Healthy Lifestyle Can Help You Treat AIDS
AIDS Patients Are In It For Life
Basic AIDS Information
Do You Need To Let Everyone Know That You Are HIV Positive
Important Vitamins and Minerals for a Person with HIV
Treatments Available for the Patient with HIV or AIDS
Ways You Cannot Get The HIV Virus
Treatments Available for the HIV Positive Woman
Understanding the Basics of HIV
The United States AIDS Policy
Treatment Guidelines for the AIDS Patient
Treating Serious Illnesses in The AIDS Patient
HIV Transmission
How The HIV Virus Progresses
The Fear the AIDS Stigma Brings
I Tested Positive For the HIV Virus: What Now
How To Tell Other People You Are HIV Positive
Facts And Myths Regarding HIV Transmission
Some Recent Advances In The Fight Against AIDS
Preventive Measures You Can Take Concerning HIV Infection
Dates In AIDS History
The Impact of AIDS On MSM, Men Who Have Sex With Men
Dealing With Malnutrition For The HIV Infected Person
Know Your Personal HIV Risk Factors
Keeping Yourself AIDS Free
Are Condoms Effective As Protection Against AIDS Transmission
Juicings Possible Benefits To The Person With HIV
What Are The Initial Signs and Symptoms of HIV Infections
AIDS Faqs
Five Classes of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating AIDS
Dietary Needs And The HIV Patient
Misconceptions About AIDS
Oh No I have AIDS
The Staggering AIDS Statistics
Exercise May Boost Your Imune System
Aids And The Toll On Families
Immunization Needs For Adult AIDS Patients
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: The Basic Facts
Is There A Silver Lining in The Cloud of AIDS
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