Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Anti Retroviral Therapy Quotes

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, ZDV, azidothymidine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV WARNING: Zidovudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), liver problems, and blood disorders, including severe anemia. Use...
Ask the Experts

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 »

TAKING ANTI RETROVIRAL DRUGS

Tested and found HIV positive with a CD4 count of 525. Why are the doctors refusing to place me on treatment? Why do they wait until a CD4 count is less than 200. Why can't they start treatment when they discover that a person is HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For patients with a stable CD4 count > 500 and no symptoms, the risk to become ill from AIDS over a three year period is close to 0%. In that setting a patient may be more likely to have a side effect from treatment or develop resistance... Read more »

Anti Retroviral Treatment

What is th difference between ART's and HAART's? Please expain...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
ART stands for AntiRetroviral Therapy. This includes any treatment of HIV with antiretroviral drugs. For example, you can say 'Bill has been on ART of one form or another for over 15 years now.' HAART is an inexact term that first was... Read more »

Anti-retrovirals after

Dear Dr LittleA recent report in a South African newspaper states that a clinic in Johannesburg has incontrovertibly demonstrated that anti-retroviral drugs prevent the transmission of HIV in rape victims. Would it not then be considered...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
This is an extremely complicated topic. First, the issue of getting the drugs to the exposed individual in a timely fashion - many feel that emergency rooms are not the best place for this form of counseling and triage - but we have no obvious... Read more »
Connect With Others

Does this sound like Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Posted by canadian1984, 2 Replies
I began an experience recently (October 2nd) for the first time in my life, with another guy. All we did is have unprotected oral sex, and once for a few minutes, protected anal sex. I know most people will say that I didn't have an exposure - but... Read more »

Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hola,
Hace un mes y 10 dias tuve una relacion con sexo oral que creo fue de riesgo. A los 15 das de hice examenes generales, Elisa, herpes, hepatitis, sifilis, todos negativos. Hacia la cuarta semana tuve faringitis viral, fiebre, diarrea. Mucho... Read more »

Question about Alternative Therapies

Posted by AustinGuy, 3 Replies
I found out about my status relatively recently (October 05) and now am in the mode of learning all I can and trying to build a strategy for battling the virus.

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with accupuncture as part of their... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
Reuters 1/4/01

Atlanta -- Health-care workers who take nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, federal health officials said on Thursday.

The Centers for... Read more »