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Can A 4 Year Old Child Take Hiv Meds

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...AIDS also is given to HIV-infected individuals when their CD4+ T-cell count falls below 200 cells/cubic millimeter (mm 3 ) of blood. Healthy adults usually have CD4+ T-cell counts of 600-1,500/mm 3 of blood. In HIV-infected children younger than 13 years, the CDC definition of AIDS is similar to that in adolescents and adults, except for the addition of certain infections commonly seen in pediatric patients with HIV. ( CDC . MMWR ...
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Mother to child transmission

Recent CD4 count of the woman is 820, viral load is 1897. She is 35 years old and not on ART. What should be the best option for planning a pregnancy. Husband is on ART for the past 8 months. What will be the suitable drug combination for preventing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Starting HIV meds prior to conception (using non-efavirenz regimen) would minimize changes to acquire additional HIV strains from husband (Rx chosen Read more »

Disclosure of hiv

We are in the process of adopting a child overseas with Hiv. He is 3.5 years old. I have a few questions for you.1. We live in Arkansas. Who do we legally have to disclose his status to? I can not find info anywhere.2. He is currently on KALETRA,...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...the school's staff receives training in first aid and how to handle human blood in light of bloodborne pathogens that other children's parents may or may not have disclosed. Your question about a support group for parents of HIV-positive children... Read more »

whether my children will be HIV+

I am HIV positive & came to know last nov 04h cd4 200 after some medication from nov 2005 I started taking antiretroviral & completed one year with this . my weight is 70kg. & age 40years. I was affected by Herpes. That time I came to know about...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...survived with HIV for many years. That is especially true for those who are on treatment.Since your wife is HIV negative, your children are safe. For mothers who are HIV positive, there is a risk of maternal to child transmission. This risk is... 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 tell what the long-term risks and benefits will be. Also, because of differences in the immune systems between adults and children, it is unclear that the results from adult studies can be immediately translated into recommendations for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...commonly reported side effects that seem to be worse in women are rashes, liver toxicity, and fat distribution changes. Women of child-bearing age represent an important category to consider because certain antiretrovirals can have negative... Read more »
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FAQs About Treatment for HIV Treatment Veterans From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...(non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors), and partial resistance to protease inhibitors. What are my options? I began HIV meds about 17 years ago. My resistance tests show that I am resistant to all protease inhibitors except Prezista... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV & Pregnancy From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...Conceiving/Mixed Status | CD4 Count | Taking HIV Meds The Basics I'm an HIV-positive man. Does having HIV mean I can never have children? My wife is pregnant. She's tested positive for HIV; I've tested negative. What should be our... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a... Read more »
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started meds and hate it.

Posted by frank74, 9 Replies
...I started meds because my vl was too high 100,000 and cd4 dropped to below 500. I don't have any physical issues with meds but I is more emotional. Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
...Hi I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my Read more »

15 years HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I'm on my 16th year of being HIV+! Relatives and friends alike have seem to fade away waiting for me to die. Is there anyone else out there in the Read more »