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Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

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Pregnancy-Breastfeeding

Is breastfeeding an option for an hiv pos woman.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...HIV can be transmitted through breast milk, so formula feeding is advised whenever possible. This is true even for women on highly active antiretroviral therapy; therapy may reduce but not completely eliminate the risk of transmitting the virus... Read more »

AZT related Anemia

What other HIV drugs, other than Combivir, contain AZT and therefore may cause anemia? Read more »

Doctor Prescribing Kaletra

My doctor is talking about putting my on Kaletra. I know very little about the drug and would like... Read more »
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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

...(PLWHA) 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy and Increased Use of Contraceptives Among HIV-Positive Women During Expanding Access to Antiretroviral Therapy in Mbarara, Uganda

... The current study examined whether prevalence of contraceptive use among HIV-positive women varied according to use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in Mbarara, Uganda. Data from a cross-sectional survey of 484 HIV-positive women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Combined Effect of Modern Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens and Adherence on Mortality Over Time

...longitudinal study characterized the impact of adherence on survival in treatment-na?ve patients initiating currently recommended highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) regimens. The study focused on 903 patients who had initiated HAART... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

France: Unemployment as a Risk Factor for AIDS and Death for HIV-Infected Patients in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...the association between social situation and disease progression among patients diagnosed as HIV-positive since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Late testing was taken into account. The authors designed a prospective... Read more »
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Looking for Newly Infected adults for study

Posted by AcuteStudy
...for people who have been infected within the past year. Our study aims to determine whether an immediate course of one year of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) slows the progression of HIV disease in adults who have been recently... Read more »

Valproic acid

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...remain in infected cells. A study published in August 2005 revealed that patients treated with valproic acid in addition to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) showed a 75% reduction in latent HIV infection. This may one day lead to a... Read more »

Angular cheilitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it Angular cheilitis a syntom of HIV Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...dose, at the right time, every day. * Death rates in the developed world fell by more than 80 percent after the launch of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1997, according a 2003 study. Before that, half those infected died within... Read more »