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Living With HIV

Learn About Other Diseases That Can Show Up When Living With HIV, How To Help Prevent Them And Symptoms To Watch For.

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Long term survivors are encountering additional diseases which are becoming associated with living with HIV. For instance, heart disease.

Speak with your HIV doctor about other diseases for which you may be at risk. Ask:

  • What you can do to help prevent additional diseases  for which you may be at risk.
  • Symptoms to watch for.

For example, an article in Science Daily indicates that men and women who are living with HIV are up to 90 times more likely than the general population to develop anal cancer. The American Academy of HIV Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Cancer Society recommend anal cancer screenings for HIV-positive patients. 

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