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When to Start Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Antiretroviral: A medication that prevents a retrovirus, such as HIV, from making copies of itself. Anti-HIV medications are also called antiretrovirals. Antiretroviral therapy (ART): The recommended treatment for HIV. ART involves taking a combination of three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes every day to control the virus. CD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample...
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i need to know why my husband is taking anti hiv medication

i think there may be a possibility that my husband has hiv i found anti hiv medication in his closet he swears its because he was exposed to hiv in his past is ther any way i can find out i got a test done and iam negative what can i do?????...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Lady, be reasonable! I have no way of determining if your hubby is HIV positive or if he has been shagging farm animals for that matter! You married the dude. Don't you think you would have a better chance of finding out the truth?As a... Read more »

Stocrin and Babies (Safety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy, 2009)

Hi,Thanks for all the advise so far.I am 34yr female and positive for the last 11yrs, am considerng having a baby next year.I have been on stocrin and truvada for the last two yrs.I know stocrin is not compatable with pregnancy so I need advice as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
efavirenz) is contraindicated during pregnancy.I'll reprint some information below regarding the safety and toxicity of anti-HIV medications during pregnancy. Talk to your HIV specialist. He will help you select your best treatment option.Good... Read more »

Anti-Seizure Medication and HIV

Thank you for being there for me. I was diagnosed with HIV a year ago and my numbers have been decent. They are as follows:July 2008: CD4/499, Viral Load/52900Sept 2008: CD4/497, Viral Load/42000Mar 2009: CD4/449, Viral Load/67900Up till now, 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
Assuming that no other ongoing illnesses or immunizations occurred, it appears that the drug could be the source of these changes. The mechanism of action of lamotrigine is not known. Given that skin rashes and other allergic/immunologic type... Read more »

Anti-seizure medication and HIV

Thank you for being there for me. I was diagnosed with HIV a year ago and my numbers have been decent. They are as follows:July 2008: CD4/499, Viral Load/52900Sept 2008: CD4/497, Viral Load/42000Mar 2009: CD4/449, Viral Load/67900Up till now, I...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
You are right to think that a sudden and unexplained rise in your CD4 cell count is an important event that merits a search for reasonable explanations by you and your doctor. Though I admire your efforts to learn as much as possible about HIV and... Read more »
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12 weeks anti-hiv test , is it conclusive?

Posted by Nickkk, 1 Reply
Hi again,

i am very stressed again, 12 weeks (84 days) anti-hiv test comes negative,
1)is it conclusive?

I still have swollen lymph nodes and also i have sore throat and Swollen tonsils with white spots.

Last question , 2)i have extremely high levels of... Read more »

15 weeks anti-hiv test , is it conclusive?

Posted by Nickkk, 1 Reply
Please answer me, i am gonna crazy,
i have another anti-hiv test at 15 weeks.
Negative,

but i have a pain in my liver, i have also a CBC but sgot and sgpt are at normal levels.

I have swollen lymph nodes too around my body. (neck, arms, legs)
i am so... Read more »

Accuracy of Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test? Please help!

Posted by Burgundy11, 1 Reply
I did a Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test 5months after my exposure. The result was negative. How accurate is the result?! Read more »

HIV ANTI-BODY TEST & THE WINDOW PERIOD TIME FRAME

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Good Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »