Effects Of HIV On The Ability To Work

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The Well Project

Starting HIV Treatment

...consequences. Talk to your health care provider about ways to deal withthe side effects, including switching to another drug combination. Putting It All Together Now you're ready to go! As you get started, have faith in your ability tostick with your drug regimen. Also, keep asking questions! The more you know,the better equipped you are to successfully tackle HIV treatment. Checklist to Discuss With My Provider Other...
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Mechanism of resistance? How does it work

Good day Dr.Young;Had a question regarding the all important drug resistance issue. How likely is it to develop resistance assuming one does not miss a single dose and takes all doses within an hour or so of the prescribed time...(perfect...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...things too-- avoiding missing doses, not missing follow up clinic appointments, etc.The best insurance to having your medications work is (of course) to take them and get routine and periodic (every 3-4 month) clinic and laboratory monitoring. ... Read more »

Work Performance

If someone have full-blown HIV/AIDS. What are the effects of those medcal problems have that person's ability to work?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...full-blown AIDS are wasted and weak and therefore cannot work. Still others have an opportunistic infection that also affects the ability to work, until this infection is treated. The good news is with effective HAART, even people with... Read more »

HIV-2 & KP-1461, Gene Therapy

If the present research for kp-1461/gene therapy succeeds for HIV-1, will it equally function or work for other types of HIV, like HIV-2. Or any idea if the researchers have a plan for all types? Appreciate your answer.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...This is an intersting new approach to HIV treatment. This drug probably works by accelerating the rate of mutation of HIV during its replicative cycle. Since the virus does not have the ability to correct Read more »

manual labor all day--hiv effects

DR.what are the risks of working outside for 8-12 hours a day just after being infected(i.e. a few weeks), in terms of immune system damage and therefore HIV taking hold. It seems that it would have negative effects if it is overly taxing work. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...direct risk of working outside and HIV disease, per se.I wouldn't see how working outside would necessarily interfere with your ability to being well hydrated or eating or sleeping an adequate amount, unless your work environment was inadequate,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV's Ability to Rapidly Evolve Occurs Quicker Than Thought

...closest look yet at how HIV evades the body's powerful efforts to churn out antibodies that can render it ineffective. ViroLogic's work is part of an increasingly successful effort to describe the battle between antibodies and HIV in detailed... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

In Search of a Cure: Working to Turn on HIV

...Margolis Much of the research aimed at developing new therapeutic strategies for HIV deals with finding ways to limit the ability of the virus to make copies of itself. But in some situations, turning on the virus -- activating its growth from... Read more »
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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...that the test measures is called HIV RNA. Testing viral load is important for monitoring HIV disease and how well therapy is working. When HIV levels decrease, it's a sign that potent anti-HIV therapy is working. When HIV levels increase, it's... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...preventcertain HIV drugs from working. When this happens we say that HIV has developedresistance to that drug. Resistance decreases the ability of HIV drugs to control your virus andknocks out your treatment options. The best way to prevent... Read more »
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