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When Should I Start HAART

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Pneumonia and starting haart with a TB precaustion???

I have a friend with streptococcu pneumonia he has been in the hospital for 2 weeks and was also newly diagnosed with AIDS. The doctors are also treating him as a TB precaution even though all the test he had so far were negative of TB. But I...
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
It is difficult to determine the specific reason in this case why HIV treatment would not be started. You are correct, in that HIV treatment and the subsequent increase in CD4 count and overall improvement in immune system status would contribute... Read more »

start HAART CD4 600/VL 80000

DearMy doctor recommended to start with HAART even if my CD4 count is still around 600.... Read more »

PSA and starting Haart

I know that psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis can be found in Hiv patients. Would the PSA decrease... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Starting HAART: When to Take the First Step?

...Government engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Questions and Answers Conclusions Starting HAART: When to Take the First Step? (.mp3) This information was reprinted from with permission... Read more »
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Immune Reconstitution May Trigger Hepatic Flares in HIV/Hepatitis B Coinfected Patients Starting HAART

...Australia. What we were actually looking at was the phenomenon of flares in HIV/HBV coinfected patients shortly after they begin the HAART treatment. 1 So, what happened in our study: We had 36 patients in Thailand that were on a HAART... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Starting HAART Earlier Might Reduce Mortality Rates, Study Says

...the study, said that very high mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa have "substantially declined" since the introduction of HAART, "but what remains unclear is to what extent this reduction in mortality approaches the levels seen in the general... Read more »
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Starting HAART: Should 500 Become the New 350?

...Resistance to New Antiretroviral Agents Detecting Minor Drug-Resistance Variants Decreased Mortality Among Patients Initiating HAART at CD4+ Cell Count Above 350 Question-and-Answer Session References One of the most... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

Day 38 of Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 2 Replies
...undetectable in 30 days. I was ecstatic to hear that. Only minor side effects, like a moderate fever for four days after starting the HAART regimen... and twice vomited for no reason. Never do that normally. Had to be the body adjusting to... Read more »

Pancreatitis from HAART

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For the last month, I have been battling acute pancreatitis and metastatic hemangiomas brought on by videx, dapsone and norvir in combination. The symptoms are debilitating abdominal pain, fever, and weigh loss. Mine started as a mild stomach ache... Read more »