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Can A 4 Year Old Child Take Hiv Meds

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Older People and HIV

Table of Contents How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems For More Information The Bottom Line How Many Older People Have AIDS? About 29% of all people with AIDS in the United States are 50 or over. In 2001, this proportion was 17%. Over 50% of people in San...
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helping HIV+ 2 years old child

Here in Italy, some doctors says that antiretroviral therapy is a big failure and it's useless; some others say the opposite.I'm helping an orphan child affected by HIV. He lives in Nyumbani (Nairobi).I received your address by the program...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Antiretroviral therapy can be very effective in preventing HIV disease in children if a combination of antiretroviral drugs are used, and the child takes the medicine as directed. However, monotherapy is only effective for several weeks typically... Read more »

22 years old HIV positive for 7 years no meds CD4 count 0. (Reader's comment welcomed)

I contracted HIV when I was 16 I'm now 22 years old. I have never been on any medication I believe in a more alternative way. I recently had pneumonia like 6 months ago and I'm better now. I went to go check my viral load and cd4 count and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It's good to hear that you're feeling better after having pneumonia- but if I were your doctor (or you my son or daughter), I'd be strongly recommending that you start on HIV treatment.On average, with a... Read more »

Med vacation for 4 year old

I would absolutely love to give my 4 year old a med vacation. He has been undetectable for over two years on the same combo. Does anyone recommend this?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
While it sounds as if your child is doing well, I would not recommend this. For an excellent discussion of the issues involved, please see "Sick of Taking Your Medicines?Hang in There, Help Is on the Way on this web site by David Scondras.... Read more »

4-year old starting meds

Shortly after my son was born he became very ill and eight months later I learned that we carried the HIV virus. He initially had a viral load of over 3 million and only 2 T-cells. We began him on a regimen of azt/3tc in 1997. After 6 months Dr.s...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You raise several good questions. Your first pertains to the advisability of switching antiviral medications in your 4 year old son who has been clinically well with a stable (normal for age) CD4 count but an increasing plasma viral load (now... Read more »
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recently diagnosed 70 year old with depression

Posted by davidgi, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed pos. I am 70 year old with 4 children and four grandchildren. I got drunk 16 days ago and gave fellatio to a Thai lady boy. An HIV/NAT test is positive.I was negative on all tests before that. I am a chronic worrier and am... Read more »

AIDS/18 years old

Posted by kelseyelaine, 6 Replies
I am 18 years old and found out I had Full Blown AIDS at 16. I was 12 when I got raped by a man I babysat for. So I guess that means I had HIV for 4 years appromixatly. I never knew until the man who raped me died for AIDS. I was born with Lupus as... Read more »

AIDS mom & child

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was recently diagnosed with AIDS and found out that my 5 year old boy has AIDS as well. He should be entering kindergarten this year and my husband (who is negative) is especially concerned about putting our child in school and exposing him to... Read more »

i am 40 years old and have had hiv for 12 years...

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Megan Noel. I am 40 years old, and have had HIV for 12
years. I had a Dr. by the name of Kenneth J. Blair for the 1st 7
years of my care. My husband, who is negative, has been fighting
with the community to get care for me ever since. Dr.... Read more »