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Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART)

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Anti Retroviral Treatment

What is th difference between ART's and HAART's? Please expain...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
ART stands for AntiRetroviral Therapy. This includes any treatment of HIV with antiretroviral drugs. For example, you can say 'Bill has been on ART of one form or another for over 15 years now.' HAART is an inexact term that first was... Read more »

Long Term Anti-Retroviral Therapy

Have there been any studies regarding long term use of anti-retroviral therapy? I have been on the... Read more »

Anti-retrovirals after

Dear Dr LittleA recent report in a South African newspaper states that a clinic in Johannesburg has... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gender and Hospitalization Patterns Among HIV-Infected Drug Users Before and After the Availability of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), according to the current study, drug users represent a large proportion of persons living with HIV. According to CDC, injection drug use was associated with the acquisition of HIV in 57... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Assessed by Pharmacy Claims Predicts Survival in HIV-Infected South African Adults

It is not clear how adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may best be monitored in large HIV programs in sub-Saharan Africa where it is being scaled up, wrote the authors of the current study. They sought to evaluate the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Use and HIV Transmission Risk Behaviors Among Individuals Who Are HIV Infected and Were Recently Released From Jail

The authors evaluated highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) use and risk behaviors among 177 inmates who were HIV-infected and were released and then re-incarcerated in San Francisco jails during a 12-month period. A quarter of the adults who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Home Is Where the HAART Is -- An Examination of Factors Affecting Neighborhood Perceptions Among People With HIV/AIDS on Antiretroviral Therapy

Among a population of patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy in British Columbia, the current research evaluated how neighborhood perceptions are influenced by socio-economic factors including food security and stable housing.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Does this sound like Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Posted by canadian1984, 2 Replies
I began an experience recently (October 2nd) for the first time in my life, with another guy. All we did is have unprotected oral sex, and once for a few minutes, protected anal sex. I know most people will say that I didn't have an exposure - but... Read more »

Recent High-Risk Activity and possible symptoms of ARS

Posted by paranoid88, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I am a gay male and I was recently spending a month in Spain and I decided to be a little promiscuous and do some anonymous cruising. On July 6th, I had an encounter with one guy and he was rubbing up against my anus. He then tried to insert... Read more »

Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
Hi,

I was recently infected and I was wondering for people that have been using HAART, What is your personal opinion about the treatment? How long do you think that we will have to use it? Please, let me know.

Thank you in advance for all your... Read more »

CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188
deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period.

Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from... Read more »