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Can Hiv Infection Be Treated With Azt

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Pregnancy and HIV

...success of future treatment for both mother and child. There is some risk of birth defects caused by any drug during the first 3 months of pregnancy. If a mother chooses to stop taking some medications during pregnancy, her HIV disease could get worse. Any woman with HIV who is thinking about getting pregnant should carefully discuss treatment options with her health care provider.
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...known as superinfection or serial infection, presumably takes place later on during early infection (the first few years of HIV disease, after seroconversion) or chronic (long-term) infection. Researchers make a distinction between two types of... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »

HIV and other diseases.

Hi,My name is Steve and my wife and myself are both infected with the HIV virus. Although my progress is excellent, my wife not so.We recently found out she had only a .83CD4 count. Two months later with Medication her CD4 count is back up over...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections, etc. Treatment includes antibiotics and possibly periodic intravenous gammaglobulin infusions. Regarding your wife's HIV disease, the rise in CD4 counts is encouraging. Hopefully her viral load is low or non-detectable on her Combivir... Read more »
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HIV in Genital Secretions -- Part 2

...Disease and Reduction by Antiretroviral Therapy Presenter: Phalgani Gupta, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA Recent HIV Infection Treated with AZT, 3TC and aPotent Protease Inhibitor Presenter: Martin Markowitz, Aaron Diamon AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Health Care Financing Administration

Reducing the Transmission of HIV to Infants

...from themother to her baby is the drug AZT (alsocalled Zidovudine). Some women may already be receiving treatment fortheir HIV infection with any of a variety of drugs when they find out theyare pregnant. It is important for these women to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Infants and Children

...and their babies. Researchers have helped illuminate the mechanisms of HIV transmission, the distinct features of pediatric HIV infection, and how the course of disease and the usefulness of therapies can differ in children and adults. A... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Women

...partners. Women suffer from the same complications of AIDS that afflict men but also suffer gender-specific manifestations of HIV disease, such as recurrent vaginal yeast infections, severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and an increased... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 Read more »

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...O'Reilly Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129-0916 Telephone: 415-561-6720 Educational resources for physicians on the management of HIV disease Newsletters and magazines GMHC Treatment Issues 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 Telephone:... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...patients and the people are more and more positive in attitude. What is your preferred first-line treatment? Suprunenko: AZT [zidovudine, Retrovir], 3TC [lamivudine, Epivir] and efavirenz [Sustiva, Stocrin]. [Lavra also provides d4T... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...pregnant women arent able to wake up the authors. They describe a 5 - 6-fold higher risk of a rapidly progredient course of HIV infection for those kids whose mothers have been treated with AZT during pregnancy, compared to children whose mothers... Read more »