Re: Events often not aids related?
Jan 19, 2004
referring back to the message "Events often not aids related?", in it, it is stated that something like 670 out of 3,000 people on HAART experienced a serious illness. what does the data show about 3,000 hiv positive people NOT on HAART? would more than 670 manifest a serious illness in the same timeframe as those on HAART? is there any clinical data to back that up (if you assert it is the case)?
Response from Dr. Wohl
There is really no question that in gauging the benefits versus the problems of HAART that it is not 'a wash'. You need only look to the CDC data on the rates of death due to HIV over the past 2 decades (www.cdc.gov). It looks like a camel's back and the top of the hump is at 1994-5, when better therapies for HIV became available.
Death is the worst AIDS-associated 'illness' and HAART can prevent it - but not forever. Other illnesses can develop as can drug related toxicity. On the whole, the scales tip deeply in favor of HAART. Honest.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Odds Of Contracting HIV Sex With A Prostitute
- Blowjob From A Prostitute Elisa
- Herpes After Rubbing Stripper Worried I Have HIV
- Sore On Penis After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Sore Testicles After Having Sex During Period Worried I Have HIV
- White Bumps On Penis After Oral Sex Form Sex Worker What Are The Chances Of HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.