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CD4 Course In HIV Positive Patient On HAART

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...incidence of anal cancer as dramatically as it has cervical cancer in women. They recommend that all MSM, especially those who are HIV-positive, be tested every one to three years, depending on their immunological well-being and CD4 count. For an HIV-positive gay man with a CD4 of over 500, it is recommended to repeat the test every 2 years. For an HIV-positive individual with a CD4 of fewer than 500, the recommendation is to repeat the test...
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CD4 descrescendo Par II

My t-cells are on a decrescendo! Part 1 (Submitted Mar 22, 2010)Dear Dr. Bob,I am feeling very, very low and was hoping you might be able to help me find some perspective in my situation. I was diagnosed in May of 2006, with a t-cell count of 109,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inconsequential blip. Immunologically, however, your response has been far less robust. You have increased significantly from a CD4 count of 109 at the time of diagnosis in May 2006 to a count in the 220-300 range. There are a number of potential... Read more »

Life expectancy of AIDS patients on HAART?

I understand that a distinction is made between HIV and AIDS.I think the average life expectancy after diagnosis of HIV ranges from 5 years to 25 years. Is that correct?Once the AIDS-defining illness occurs, what is the prognosis, and the average...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...normal even for people who became infected quite young. So I think you should continue to plan for a long and healthy life. CD4 low point (nadir) and robustness of CD4 recovery on therapy are both of interest to researchers at present in further... Read more »

ELISA/EIA & WB result for post-ARV patients with undetectable viral load

Dear Dr. Bob,I have been under ARV therapy for 3 years and have been able to keep my viral load in the undetectable range with CD4/CD8 in the 20-25% range. If I were to go under the current HIV antibody tests under ELISAEIA & WB now, would the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...quite frequently. See below.Dr. Bobtesting while on ARVsJan 1, 2008 I am seeking general information related to testing for HIV/AIDS. I would like to know if a person who is HIV positive and on ARVs will test positive or negative on a HIV test. I... Read more »

Real Story behind HAART?

Thank you for your wonderful work. It has positively impacted so many lives for the better. I have 2 questions about the success rates of HAART treatment. Specifically, what percent of HIV patients respond favorably to HAART in terms of viral...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...That of course is a loaded question. Essentially all regimens are successful in reducing viral load and increasing CD4 count in the short term (1 year), provided that the person is completely adherent to the regimen. The failure rate goes up... Read more »
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HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection Does Not Influence CD4+ Cell Recovery in Patients on Suppressive HAART

...work at the Copenhagen HIV Programme. We have done a study called "Hepatitis C Virus [HCV] Coinfection Does Not Influence the CD4+ Cell Recovery in HIV-1-Infected Patients With Maximum Virologic Suppression." 1 It's a EuroSIDA Cohort study. ... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Abstracts: In Patients on Prolonged HAART, a Significant Pool of HIV-Infected CD4 T Cells Are HIV-Specific

... Objective: To examine the antigen specificities of HIV reservoir CD4 T cells in patients on prolonged and effective highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Design: Five HIV-infected patients, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HAART Improves Syphilis Serologic Response Rates in HIV Patients

...decrease in rapid plasma reagin titers nine to 12 months after therapy, or a four-fold increase in titers 30 days after therapy. A CD4 cell count below 200 cells per milliliter increased the risk of serologic failure (adjusted hazard ratio,... Read more »
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Mortality Higher Among HIV-Infected Black Patients; Women, Blacks Spend Less Time on HAART

...significant. When we looked at some of the factors at enrollment we found that, comparing blacks to non-black patients, the baseline CD4 count was lower in black patients, at 304, compared to 336 in non-black patients. This was a significant... Read more »
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I tested + about a month ago AND AM FREAKIN OUT

Posted by EMIA10132, 16 Replies
...TO GET TESTED WITH MY B/F I HADNT HAD A TEST IN I DONT KNOW HOW LONG WHICH IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE I NOW KNOW, MY CD4 COUNT WAS 160 AND HAD A VIRAL LOAD OF 200K EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME IM GOING TO BE FINE AND THAT THINGS WILL CHANGE I... Read more »

CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from Non-AIDS-Related Diseases Have Increased as a Proportion of Deaths of HIV-Infected Persons since the Advent of HAART Atlanta, GA Results: From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total... Read more »

TNX - 355 TRIAL

Posted by Survivor
...viral-entry inhibitors. TNX-355, which is administered intravenously, is distinct from other entry inhibitors in that it binds to CD4 receptors, the primary target of HIV infection. Since TNX-355 blocks HIV entry at a step prior to the... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...the developed world, but many of the HIV-infected patients who make it to Lavra are already actively dying from TB, and have a CD4+ cell count under 20. In many parts of Eastern Europe, the number-one opportunistic infection for HIV-infected... Read more »