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Adherence Program Guidelines For Ryan White

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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...that is very unusual in someone who is not HIV positive). Antiretroviral: a medication that interferes with replication of retroviruses. HIV is a retrovirus. CD4 count: CD4 cells, also called T cells or CD4+ T cells, are white blood cells that fight infection. HIV destroys CD4 cells, making it harder for the body to fight infections. A CD4 count is the number of CD4 cells in a sample of blood. A CD4 count measures the health of the...
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Confidentiality? (NAMES BASED REPORTING, 2010)

Hi Robert,I suppose this isn't the correct forum for this question, but I hope that you can help me get the word out to anyone who cares about privacy.HIV Poz Names Gathered by the State of HawaiiWhen I go to the doctor, one of the forms that I sign...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disadvantage due to the high quality of care it offers HIV-positive people and the way in which AIDS cases are counted, affecting Ryan White Care Act HIV/AIDS funding calculations, which could lead to a $19 million loss for programs in the... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I totally disagree with your doctor. I have discussed the "Swiss Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »

When to Start Treatment

I was recently diagnosed and my tcells are 496 and my viral load is 420,000. My doctor isn't recommending any medication until i have 350 and below tcell count. I'm surely not a doctor, but every post i seem to read including the recent CDC...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Your doctor is behind the times (well, ok, the most recent guidelines are only about 2 months old).Current US treatment guidelines recommend considering starting HIV treatment for most persons Read more »
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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...There is no specific treatment for myopathy. Neutropenia is an abornormally low number of neutrophils, the most common type of white blood cell. Neutropenia increases the risk of bacterial and fungal infections. Changes in skin and nail color ... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...system , HIV targets and infects the same immune system cells that are supposed to protect us from illnesses. These are a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells . HIV takes over CD4 cells and turns them into virus factories that produce... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line What Are CD4 Cells? CD4 cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are an important part of the immune system. CD4 cells are sometimes called T-cells. There are two... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

... What Are the Treatment Guidelines? Treatment Goals When to Start Treatment? What to Start With? Changing or Stopping Treatment Resistance Testing Read more »
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Florida Ryan White Eligibility Changes

Posted by gregftlaud
...Anyone else on here living in Florida (Broward County) recently have their Ryan White eligiiblity for medical and dental services mysteriously changed in the past 2 weeks? Ryan White is supposed to be good for a Read more »

Remembering Ryan White

Posted by Jackie__Blue
...Specialists FROM: Bill Yarber, senior director, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention DATE: March 29, 2010 RE: Remembering Ryan White ___________________ Ryan White, an Indiana rural teenager, died of AIDS 20 years ago, April 8,1990, at... Read more »

Call to action - Ryan White Funding

Posted by Izabella
... Ryan White Funding is due to sunset 9/30/09 "The Obama Administration has not publicly stated that extension of the Ryan White Program Read more »

WHO guidelines/ WBC count/ OI's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infection. By WBC count drop, does it mean total leucocyte count or only lymphocytes count. This I am asking because manyplaces white blood cells are referred to as Total leucocytes count. TLC includes, lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes and... Read more »