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HIV Infection Treatment

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Ask the Experts

Early HIV infection - treatment or no?

I recently was diagnosed with HIV. The labs done (detuned antibody) indicated infection 3-6 months ago. Is there chance of benefit from going on combination treatment at this time? My CD4 is 510 and VL 13,500. I have seen some articles...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Most of the studies of early treatment of HIV infection involve individuals who were diagnosed before, during, or immediately after infection. Some of these trials showed potential Read more »

Treatment for Acute HIV infection

I am a healthy 27-year old asian male. I started flu-like symptoms on Oct 20 2008. On 10/29 my EIA... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
The Body PRO

Current Options for First-Line Treatment of HIV Infection

...these agents, but was also driven by the difficult-to-ignore popularity of these antiretrovirals for the initial treatment of HIV infection. This blessing of options, however, can quickly become a curse of confusion when there are so many choices... Read more »
Insight Medical Communications Inc.

Update on Antiretroviral Treatment Failure and the Management of Treatment-Experienced HIV-Infected Patients

...2002, using the cost-effectiveness of preventing AIDS complications (CEPAC) model, a widely utilized computer simulation of HIV disease. 9 Per-person survival gains were estimated to have increased from 2.8-3.5 months prior to HAART (1996) to... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
I have had a boil on my left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »