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Are There Any Factors That Increase The Progression Of Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...Drug use accounts for more than 17% of infections of people over 50 Unprotected sexual activity. This may be heterosexual or homosexual sex. Viagra and other drugs that help men get and maintain an erection may contribute to increased rates of sexual activity and sexually transmitted diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may...
Ask the Experts

Role of CD8 in HIV progression

Hi Dr. Hope you can help me understand something, in one of your recent posting 15th Feb 2009 you mentioned that - a normal reaction to HIV infection is an increase in CD8 count and percent and that the total lymphocyte count increase is likely a...
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
...That study and others like it were conducted prior to the availability of current potent HIV medication regimens we have today and a better understanding of the functional role of CD8 cells on containing HIV infection. Read more »

Fast progression

I was infected with HIV on may 2005 (age 28). The cd4 count after acute infection was 460. Last year CD4 count was 650 and now dropped to 278, viral load increased from 14 000 to 100 000. I felt perfectly well. I havent had even a cold during that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is a wide range of progression from initial HIV infection to AIDS (either clinical or CD4 count > 350) even after 10 years. The average without treatment was Read more »

Can hiv cause liver cancer

Hi,Can hiv cause liver cancer? My father was diagnized of aids in nov-2006. At that time he had a cd4 count of 23. He had pneumonia, jaundice and tb initially and he recovered from that and his cd4 count also gradually started to increase. In may...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...due to Hepatitis B or C can progress more quickly in people who are also co-infected with HIV. Deaths from liver disease are increased in persons with low CD4 counts suggesting that the immune system plays an important role in liver disease and... Read more »

HIV strain

I quit smoking in Nov. of 2007 after almost 20 years. In Dec. of the same year I was had got a case of pneumonia, antibiotics didn't work and I was subsequently hospitalized. After breathing treatments and a very uncomfortable procedure to retrieve...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital recover. The most important thing is to avoid missed doses of your meds to keep the lid on the virus.T-cell (CD4 counts) increase fastest within the first several weeks after starting treatment, and then increase at a slower, steady rate... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Continued HIV/AIDS Progress Could Lead to Increased Life Expectancy, Population Among Developing Countries, U.N. Report Says

... Life expectancy in developing countries could increase to 69 years by 2050 if the global health community sustains progress in controlling HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meta-Analysis: Increased Mortality Associated With Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected Persons Is Unrelated to HIV Disease Progression

... It is unclear whether co-infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases mortality in HIV patients during the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Using meta-analysis, the study authors Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increased Crystal Meth Use Threatens Cambodia's HIV/AIDS Progress, NGOs Say

...According to IRIN/ PlusNews , studies have found that methamphetamine use is associated with high-risk sexual behavior, which can increase the risk of HIV transmission. In addition, preliminary research data has shown that methamphetamine use... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Says HAART Slows HIV Progression to AIDS, But Success Threatened by Increasing Drug Resistance, U.K. Agency Says

... Highly active antiretroviral therapy can slow the rate of progression from HIV to AIDS by 86% when compared with no treatment, according to a study published in the July 30 issue of the Lancet Read more »
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Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...constant throughout the remainder of infection. Also, antibodies during early infection are usually of low avidity, but avidity increases as infection progresses. Therefore, HIV infection can be divided into categories of recent or established... Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...AIDS-Therapy in Zurich, Switzerland had this to say: The Lancet study shows that after a short period of time, HAART treatment led to increases in precisely those opportunistic infections that define AIDSfrom fungal infections of the lungs, skin... Read more »