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How Long Can HAART Therapy Last

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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

"To date, no data exist 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... Read more »
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Hospitalization Risk Similar Between HAART Responders and Nonresponders for 90 Days After Starting Therapy

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of the study he presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
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Despite CD4+ Boost, Interleukin-2 Provides No Discernible Long-Term Health Benefits to Patients on HAART, ESPRIT/SILCAAT Studies Find

The use of interleukin-2 (IL-2) alongside antiretroviral therapy does not further reduce an HIV-infected patient's risk of developing an opportunistic infection or dying, according to findings from a pair of large, long-term, international studies.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

should I stop HAART to begin HepC therapy?

I began HAART treatment 1-1/2 years ago on a regimen of Tenofovir, ABC/3TC Combo and Virmaune and have done spendidly well, (my CD4 count was 154 and my viral load was 25,000 copies when I started, now my CD4 count is 480 and my viral load has been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is great news that you have done so well on your HAART regimen and that your CD4 count has responded so well. I agree with your physician however, that the high liver enzymes are cause for concern. Your elevated liver enzymes may have a variety... Read more »

Pre HAART therapy

Dear Dr Cohen, prior to HAART therapy, did anyone anticipate that the mono/dual therapy using AZT would only be able to prolong the lifespan for PWAs for 1-2years? Or were they anticipating that it could last much longer but then it turn out not to...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The pre HAART era can be defined as the time when treatment was with one or dual nucleosides RT inhibitors (AZT, ddI, ddC, d4T, 3TC, and before abacavir was around). And while we didn't even have viral load measurements, we did note that... 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 same regimen (Combivir and Sustiva) for almost seven years....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
We now have information to show that people who experience good levels of virologic suppression shortly after starting HAART will almost always maintain this suppression after 7-8 years. Further, there does not seem to be any long-term toxicity of... Read more »

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
Hello and thanks for 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),... Read more »
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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 »

Drug Therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone on this sight who is not a radical against any form of drug intervention like "anonymous'? I am not on a protease inhibitor so please stop posting the same anti-protease article....your point is already well taken!

What does anyone... Read more »

Stopping Therapy for Mycobaterium Avium Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Within the past month and a half, my partner has become sick. He has consistantly [consisted] tested negative for HIV. He has been diagnosed with a mycobacterium avium infection in his bone marrow. Unfortunately the treatment looks pretty harsh from... Read more »

1 in 7 patients given early HAART could manage without it later, researchers estimate

Posted by ashler1977
"14 adult patients who also started a course of ART soon after infection, who subsequently stopped it, and have not had to re-start because they have largely and in eight cases completely maintained undetectable viral loads for at least four years... Read more »