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3 Meds In 1 For HIV

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Ask the Experts

Could 3-4 Days Worth of HIV Meds boost CD4 to over 1,000 and keep above 500 for a year?

Dear, Dr. Young:I wrote to you via a personal e-mail address and you asked me to contact you here, so that it could be shared with everyone. I was diagnosed last Dec after getting mild cold that turned into strep pneumonia-not PCP. In the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...post.First off, sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. A single episode of community-acquired pneumonia does not comprise an AIDS (AKA CDC class C) diagnosis. Testing CD4 counts during acute illnesses such as this really shouldn't be done,... Read more »

1 Year of HIV Meds

I am at my 1 year anniversary as far as taking HIV Meds. I was diagnosed on 11/12/05 and went on... Read more »

Neuropathy from Statins or Hiv or Hiv meds???

How do I know what is causing my neuropathy? I have been with Hiv/Aids for 20 years, on meds the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira Wins Contract for 1 Million Rapid HIV Tests to Be Sold in India

... On Tuesday, Halifax-based MedMira Inc. reported it has received a contract for 1 million rapid HIV tests from Venkateshwara Hatcheries Ltd, its distribution partner in India. The Indian company has interests Read more »
The Body

Expert Panel Revises U.S. HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines; Recommends Starting HIV Meds Earlier

...country, and many HIV health care workers are likely to follow them. The guidelines themselves were revised by a panel of 30 HIV/AIDS experts from across the U.S. We'll summarize a few of the major changes in the revised guidelines below. A ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

... em-tri-SIT-uh-bean Brand Name: Emtriva Other Name(s): 524W91, FTC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Emtricitabine, also known as Emtriva or FTC, is a type of medicine Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that,... Read more »
Connect With Others

started meds and hate it.

Posted by frank74, 9 Replies
...I started meds because my vl was too high 100,000 and cd4 dropped to below 500. I don't have any physical issues with meds but I is more emotional. It's a twice daily reminder Read more »

Experience sought with med starting times...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Have you started meds early in infection or later after an OI, low CD4? Can you share experience? Trying to figure best time to begin and what are Read more »

refusing meds

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...has anyone here ever refused being put on meds. what was your reason? have you changed your mind since? why do people refuse to be put on meds..because of the side effects? Read more »

been off the meds for two years and doing very wel

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...off of medication for as long as possible is a way to postpone the side effects from the meds as well as the progression to AIDS. i am due for a doctor visit where im sure i will find out that my cd4 is at 600 and my viral load is at 3,000... Read more »