Alexander McMeeking MD FACP
The most comprehensive HIV care and treatment for better living.
HIV Related Diseases and Conditions
People with HIV, when treated properly, are now experiencing life expectancies at, or near that of someone with no infectious disease. Incredible as this is, it does not change the fact that the immune system has been greatly affected and the risk of other diseases and conditions is subsequently higher.
These risks include: cancers such as liver due to Hepatitis B and C; cervical cancer in women; and carcinomas of the anus and rectum in men and women caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
HIV can infect both brain cells and kidney cells, leading to early dementia and renal failure. HIV can increase inflammation in arteries, leading to strokes, heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. HIV has also been known to cause earlier onset of osteopenia and osteoporosis leading, to potential bone fractures.
Finally, patients with HIV often have the same comorbidities (co-existing conditions) as anyone else—such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, depression, cigarette and other substance use—all of which affect the aforementioned conditions.
It is important to have a physician who understands all of these risks and potential complications and is able to screen for them in a comprehensive manner.
- Antiretroviral drug treatment
- Bone Density Screenings
- Bone Density Tests
- Classes of Medication
- Effect of HIV on the CNS
- Emotional Distress From HIV
- Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
- House call doctor | At-home NYC medical care
- House call doctor | Getting home health care
- HIV and Bone Loss
- HIV and Opportunistic Infections
- HIV And The Elderly
- HIV Prevention and Treatment
- HIV STD Testing NYC
- In-Office Screening NYC
- Possible HIV Complications
- Replacing Vitamin D
- Screening for HIV
- Screening for Immune System Disorders
- Screening for Renal Carcinomas
- Side effects of HIV
- Staying Healthy With HIV
- Treating a compromised immune system
- Treating HIV in men
- Treating HIV in New York City
- Vascular Problems in HIV Patients
- Vitamin D Deficiency In HIV Infected People