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When Should I Start HAART

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constant loose stool since starting HAART

I started on HAART a month ago, taking reyataz boosted w/norvir, viread, and epzicom, my t-cell count was 97 when i started and had a crypto infection that has since been cleared, still taking 1200mg's a week, plus a septra 800mgs/day....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. As a general rule one need not tolerate constant side effects from HIV medications. During an initial transitional period it is ok to monitor side effects to see if they subside. But at some point ongoing side effects... Read more »

Pathology tests after starting HAART

Hi Dr Young,I started on HAART in January this year and would like to know how frequently you... Read more »

Should I re-start HAART after four year hiatus?

Hello Mark, I have been positive since 1988, was on HAART for three years but have been off of meds... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Starting HAART: When to Take the First Step?

Transcript (.pdf) For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance . Recent guidelines are all recommending that HIV treatment be started at a higher CD4... Read more »

Immune Reconstitution May Trigger Hepatic Flares in HIV/Hepatitis B Coinfected Patients Starting HAART

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Starting HAART Earlier Might Reduce Mortality Rates, Study Says

Earlier detection of HIV and initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy might help reduce high mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study recently presented at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections... Read more »

Starting HAART: Should 500 Become the New 350?

Table of Contents 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... Read more »
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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 »

HAART fo 8 years

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been on the meds for 8 years. I have very good results. My problem is my side effects keep getting worse with age. They are getting to the point where I can't tolarate them.My doctors think I should keep taking them. Can somebody help me? 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 »

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 »