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Atripla And Long Term Viral Suppression

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Suppression of Viral Load and Sustained CD4 Cell Increase Reduce Risk of Cervical HPV Infection for HIV-Positive Women

Women infected with HIV also have high rates of infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Researchers in Brussels, Belgium, have proved that an undetectable viral load and sustained immune... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Defective Viral Reservoir Populations Is Common in HIV Patients on Long-Term Suppressed ART

Fourati and colleagues from Paris analysed PRBC and rectal tissue samples from five patients maintained on controlled ART (range: 7-13 years) with five treatment-naive patients, using the presence of in-frame stop codon mutations in RT as an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs for several years continue to have low HIV viral loads, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , BBC News reports. For the study,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

long term impact of low numbers? (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2011)

Hi Dr Frascino,First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your excellent foundation and the work you do here.Okay, I was infected in April 2008, and on meds by August of the same year, as my CD4 count was 190 (14%). However despite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello M,That your CD4% increased from 14% to 30% shows considerable immune reconstitution. The persistently low absolute CD4 count could be related to a number of factors. See below.Are you being unduly pessimistic? Probably. However, none of us has... Read more »

Long term effects of HIV and Atripla regimen

I am 51 years old and have been HIV+ for about 5 years. I immediately started on a Atripla regimen upon diagnosis. Seems to be working great for me - undetectable viral load and t-cells back in the 600s. The only issue is I travel abroad about...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A good question-published data is limited as to very long term effects of Atriple (>>5 years) but general clinical experience and that from observational studies seems to be reassuring that patients doing well on Atripla who remain adherence... Read more »

Long Term Use of Atripla

Hi Doc.., I was diagnosed HIV+ nearly four (4) years ago after a blood test for a life insurance policy and was immediately placed on the combination "Kaletra, Combivir" (KC) my viral load was rendered undetectable and my CD4 count went...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would address all your HIV questions to the HIV forum. I am supposed to concentrate on Hepatitis related questions.However, I will say here that I am concerned about your weight loss and would ask your primary care doctor if you should have... Read more »

Viral suppression-Virus strength & Drug holiday

First of all, I'd like to thank you for all the insight in this column. Now, for my questions. Here is my history. I've been on HAART for 8 years. My highest VL was 600,000 and lowest CD4 450. My current regimen is Trizivir, Kaletra, and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lots of good questions for which we don't have great answers. Stopping treatment when using a long acting drug with a olow threshold for resistance (such as Sustiva) may predispose to resistance (some suggest stopping the Sustiva a week before... Read more »
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long term non progressor

Posted by dean661, 8 Replies
I have a question for all of you beautiful people. My first test results came back and were very good. My hiv specialist asked me what my nationality was. When I told him scots irish he told me that makes sense to him. Evidently many people with a... Read more »

viral load still did not suppress

Posted by lazim38, 1 Reply
I am 48 years old from Malaysia. I am an HIV patient. From July, 2012, I've been treated with Haart regime SLN 30 which is a combined of Stamyvudine, Lamyvudine and Nevrapine. Along the way, my right eye been infected with CMV Retinitis and my brain... Read more »

Long Term HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I have been poz since 1983. I took meds from 1989 to 1995, but I have stopped. My viral load is low (
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Long term survivors

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi Im a long term survivor whos chosen not to take the meds and im curious about the onset of aids related dementia as a result of not taking the meds.I would like to here from any on meds or not that is familar with the symtoms,what to watch out... Read more »