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Can You Ever Stop Haart

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STOP HAART

I am positive since 1991. My lowest CD4 was 450. I was infected Hepatic C too. Since 2000 I was on Reyataz+KivexaVL undetectable, CD4 1100. This year sometime my VL is arround 100. I have beec considering to stop HAART. My doctor gave me another...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
You have a low level viral load after 8 years on a 3 drug combination. It may be a reasonable thing to "intensify" your regimen since the viral load is still quite low. The simplest thing to do might be to add a ritonavir (norvir) 100 mg to the... Read more »

should I stop HAART to begin HepC therapy?

I began HAART treatment 1-1/2 years ago on a regimen of Tenofovir, ABC/3TC Combo and Virmaune and... Read more »

stopping HAART in asymptomatic patients

Since there are experts that advise witholding HAART in asymptomatic patients, should I stop... Read more »
Articles
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Stopping Your HAART?

...monotherapy, followed by the addition of 3TC.) Dr. John Mellors corroborated this when he that one of the basic assumptions about HAART therapy is now proven wrong; that all drugs need to be changed out at the time of treatment failure. New... Read more »
The Body PRO

During First 45 Days Post HAART Initiation Patients Hospitalized Most Often for Non -AIDS-Defining Infections

...presenting the results of a prospective observational study showing the reasons for hospitalizations in HIV-infected patients after HAART initiation. We looked at 2,000 people in our center in Baltimore, Maryland who were previously nave to... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

OI Prophylaxis and Treatment in the Era of HAART

...syndrome. Fortunately, many of these infections can be prevented. The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and protease inhibitors has resulted in improved survival and decreased hospitalizations in persons with advanced... Read more »
kaisernetwork.org

HIV Persistence in Patients on HAART: Re-Evaluating Prospects for Eradication

...HIV persistence in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy. He will speak today on "HIV Persistence on Patients on HAART: Reevaluating Prospects for Eradication." Dr. Siliciano. Robert Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D.: Thank you. Good morning.... Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188 deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period. Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was recently infected and I was wondering for people that have been using HAART, What is your personal opinion about the treatment? How long do you think that we will have to use it? Please, let me know. Read more »

Pancreatitis from HAART

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For the last month, I have been battling acute pancreatitis and metastatic hemangiomas brought on by videx, dapsone and norvir in combination. The symptoms are debilitating abdominal pain, fever, and weigh loss. Mine started as a mild stomach ache... Read more »