How Long Can HAART Therapy Last

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HAART Side Effects

Dr. Young, I was wondering how long any side effects would occur with HAART therapy. I started treatment on 1/30/09 and for the last week, I believe I've been experiencing what I would classify as mild paresthesia in my hands and feet. These...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...your post.It would indeed seem like you could be developing symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. While uncommon with today's treatment combinations, this complication does occur-- sometimes related to HIV (or complications), sometimes to... Read more »

Starting Chemo for KS

This is an amazing site thank you. I was tested posative March 16, 2006. I am 46 and have been in... Read more »

KS in the GI track

Dear Dr. Young,I have been on chemo (Doxil) for KS and have had severe anemia requiring blood... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Methadone or Buprenorphine Treatment and Ongoing Injection on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Adherence: Evidence from the MANIF2000 Cohort Study

...assessing the impact of either methadone or buprenorphine on adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the long term," the authors wrote. They designed the current study to determine whether receiving take-home methadone and... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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

...Kitchen-Sink Regimen A Kinder, Simpler Regimen: Once-Daily Therapy Drug Interactions Continuing Treatment: Making it Work Long-Term Changing Treatment Stopping Treatment Boosting the Immune System To Make Drug-Resistant Virus... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Treatment with IL-2 Plus HAART Markedly Reduces HIV in Immune System "Hiding Places"

...feasibility of effectively controlling replication-competent HIV in latently infected cells will be discontinuation of HAART and long-term follow-up," Dr. Fauci notes. HIV-infected individuals interested in AIDS clinical trials at NIH, including... Read more »
The Body PRO

Hospitalization Risk Similar Between HAART Responders and Nonresponders for 90 Days After Starting Therapy

...the same analysis and see how things may change as we move forward in time. One more question: How does this compare to a long time ago, in terms of 1996, 1997 and 1998? What's interesting there is this pattern. When do you get better [after... Read more »
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my brother

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My brother just turned 48 and seems to be at the end of his long illness. He got HIV in 1990 and has lived through paralysis, two brain surgeries, re-learning to walk and talk two times, and Read more »

Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...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 answers. Read more »

When is it time to say ,no more!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am a registered nurse living with AIDS for a number of years. I have all the results of long term HAARTtherapy. Painfull multiple ks lesions over my lower legs with edema. Severe pain and numbness from peuripheral neuropathy Read more »

Have we been over medicated all along?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...going to love this study. This is amazing to me! By Deborah Mitchell DENVER (Reuters Health) - It may be possible to maintain long-term suppression of HIV and prevention of immune deterioration, while significantly reducing dyslipidemia, using... Read more »