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Am I Going To Die If I Have Hiv And Taking Medications

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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an AIDS-defining illness
Ask the Experts

HIV medication, and progression

I was recently with my boyfriend on a trip to the doctors where he gets his results. His numbers have been steadily dropping over the course of months. He has had HIV for at least 5 years, without any medications. His numbers are at 500 right now, I...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...disease. So, that may be why his doctor told him he still does not need to be on medications.The worst thing you can do to an HIV positive person is cry in front of them because you are afraid to lose them. You need to get some support in the way... Read more »

Taking Medications while testing for HIV and Hepatitis

Hello Dr, I promise i will donate to the organization. I got tested for HIV and Hepatitis C and both test results came back negative. But i just realized i was taking Famcyclovir during my window period because i had the shingles. I was just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree with your doc! Famciclovir will not affect the validity or accuracy of your HIV and hepatitis tests.Dr. Bob Read more »

Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

By Gudrun SchultzWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A medical journalist has added her voice to claims that the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative.Writing for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about the "crisis of modernity" and therefore reject sound scientific facts, such as condoms are very effective in preventing HIV, for faith-based bullshit, such as the nonsense in the article you quote.Dr. Bob Read more »

Life Insurance medical exam/Similar symptoms to HIV/AIDS

Hello I have 2 questions:1) What happens if an individual has been declined for life insurance due to having the HIV virus or the AIDS virus yet unaware? Does the Life Ins. Co. normally notify the individual (by mail, ph, etc?)and advise...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...him how to get more information with respect to why coverage was denied. I do not know what disease has symptoms closest to HIV but it is probably some immune deficiency disease. Read more »
Articles
The Body

This Month in HIV: State-of-the-Art: HIV/AIDS Medications for the Treatment Experienced

...Adolescents , developed by the DHHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents -- a working group of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) Panel's Recommendations: In treatment-experienced patients with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambia Medical Association Calls for Collaboration on HIV/AIDS Research Between Doctors, Herbalists

... Conventional doctors and traditional herbalists in Zambia must collaborate on quality research for potential HIV/AIDS treatments to help reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, Zambia Medical Association President Swebby Macha said... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medical Workers' Release Brings Attention to HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Libya, New York Times Reports

...sentenced to death for allegedly intentionally infecting hundreds of children with HIV is bringing attention to the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic, the New York Times reports. According to the Times , HIV/AIDS in Libya has "never been fully... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Developing Countries Face Shortage of Medical Workers Trained to Treat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Reuters Reports

... Many developing countries are facing a shortage of medical workers -- leaving health care gaps in nations with high HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis burdens -- Reuters reports. Although Africa has 25% of the world's disease burden, it... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...To The Body Forum users, Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
...situation. I m not an "alternative freak" so dont get me wrong here. and im not saying to others what to do in their life with hiv. But am l alone in this situation?? I am reluctant to hear the same thing over and over again but still l want to... Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative. Read more »