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Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART)

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haart therapy and hiv genes

Of the nine HIV genes, which one according to HAART therapy would be the most dangerous if it were to mutate?
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
Almost all HIV drugs work on HIV enzymes (reverse transcriptase and protease) that are co-located in the HIV-1 pol gene. Mutations in the gene sequences coding for these enzymes are known to cause drug resistance and therefore failure of many HIV... Read more »

Timing of KS after exposure to HIV

is it possible for ks lesions to appear a year and a half of after exposure to hiv? if so, how... Read more »

KS and time frame of HIV infection?

I was wondering if you had any idea of the time frame between initial HIV infection and the... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HAART (Highly Active Anti-retroviral Therapy)

...Protease-Sparing Regimen A Two-Class-Sparing All-Nukes Regimen The Kitchen-Sink Regimen A Kinder, Simpler Regimen: Once-Daily Therapy Drug Interactions Continuing Treatment: Making it Work Long-Term Changing Treatment Stopping... Read more »
International AIDS Society

New Global Report Launched by the International AIDS Society Recommends a New Paradigm for Treating Injecting Drug Users: "Seek, Test, Treat and Retain"

...a science based approach and stresses the urgent need to increase access and expand take up of highly active anti retroviral therapy (HAART) among drug using populations to improve health and reduce new infections. 1 Increasing evidence... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Exploration of Factors Influencing Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Among People Living With HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand

..."was to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors contributing to adherence in patients taking highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)," the authors wrote. The knowledge gained was used in Phase II "to inform a number of interventions... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

An Examination of Social and Behavioral Factors Potentially Affecting Black Men's Ability to Adhere to HAART

...groups. The amount of virus in the bloodstream (viral load) of an HIV-infected person is a predictor of disease progression. Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) is effective in decreasing the viral load and is readily available to many... Read more »
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Viral Load: A Deception

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Viral load testing is a deceptive practice, as the results are skewed in such a way as to reflect a number of viral units that is far greater than the number of CD4 cell units. For example: let's assume your viral load results are 100,000 and your... Read more »

Should I be concerned?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had a possible exposure 2/28 - unprotected vaginal intercourse as the male. She says there's no way she's infected (she's married and gives blood, etc), and won't get tested. I am concerned because on 3/11 my tongue started looking white - could... Read more »

S.F bay area pos and single

Posted by jerrybeat, 1 Reply
name is jerry and im a single white hot bottom looking for love with out all the guilt> im 6'4" brown hair blue blue eyes great hart and smile if interested in more information please feel free to ask 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. Read more »