Kidney Health 2 : Keeping Things Real - by Kenyon Farrow

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
POZ Focus

Back to home » HIV 101 » POZ Focus » Kidney Health 2

Table of Contents



Q: Why should I care about my kidneys?

El doctor dice

Quick Kidney Facts

Keeping Things Real

Kidney report

What's up, doc?

What's in your cabinet?

 
What You're Talking About
It's Time for a TV Dramedy Series About Life With HIV (19 comments)

People With HIV Less Likely to Receive Cancer Treatment (11 comments)

Partial Disclosure (blog) (8 comments)

The WHO's Unwise Recommendation for Gay Men (blog) (7 comments)

True Story - An essay by a gay journalist and author who is tired of living in fear of HIV (7 comments)

Health Care is a Human Right (6 comments)
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


emailprint

Keeping Things Real

by Kenyon Farrow

This HIV-positive Dominicana says it's all about nurturing a healthy body and mind

Vitals Elizabeth Marte, 45, a mother and grandmother who lives in Los Angeles;  HIV positive 14 years

Health profile Viral load: three years undetectable; CD4 count: 567; resistance testing: resistant to Sustiva (efavirenz). She keeps her kidneys healthy by preventing her blood sugar and cholesterol levels from spiking, working with her doctor, watching her diet and exercising.
 
Why she’s at risk “I come from a family where there’s cancer, high cholesterol and diabetes,” says Marte, who works as an HIV educator and domestic violence counselor for women.

Medical history 411 Marte shares her medical history with her doctor, as well as what’s happening at home, at work and in her relationships. Her doctor even had Marte speak with a nutritionist about eating healthier while enjoying her favorite Dominican dishes, locrio and mangú.

Recipe for health Plays volleyball weekly, walks, avoids salt and sugar.

Her advice Latinos who are newly diagnosed with HIV need to speak up when it comes to their health. “Advocate for yourself,” says Marte. “We won’t get the highest quality medical treatment until we do.”



[ Go to top ]

Join POZ Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    guycmh328
    Columbus
    Ohio


    InDefaultOf
    Seattle
    Washington


    Sexynyrican
    Brooklyn
    New York


    kmfdm221
    Arcata
    California
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Survey
Pop Watch

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.