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Clinical Hiv Stages

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

... What Are Clinical Trials? The Basic Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of researchstudies. There are five main types of clinical trials: Treatment trials Study new medications,
Ask the Experts

hiv status

my cd4 count is 360. then what is stage and should i start art treatment?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.With a CD4 count of 360, you have HIV, but not (by laboratory criteria) AIDS. Additional information, such as clinical symptoms and other lab values (like kidney, liver functions) would be valuable in Read more »

Chemotherapy and HIV tests

I'm starting treatment for stage III anal cancer. Both my HIV and cancer drs tell me that my immune system will take a hit. But neither clinic is willing to do CD4 and viral load tests beyond my regular quarterly blood work. My HIV doc says there is...
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
...frequently is likely not to change what is being done and will promote more stress for you. The most important thing is to stay on HIV treatment and to start antibiotics to protect you from getting opportunistic infections. Read more »

What is my stage?

Dr. keith i would like to ask if i have survived all AIDS related illness and currently CD4 count is above 200 and is doing fine now, does that mean im back being HiV stage? or still AIDS stage even if no current aids defining illness and cd4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If a patient has had a CD4 count 200 and the patient is doing well clinically they are still considered to have AIDS though functionally they may be in good shape. Similar to having a broken bone that is healed. The bone may be OK after healing Read more »

pregnancy and cd4 count

I understand that pregnancy affects a woman's immune system. Is it therefore, possible that one's cd4 count can drop during pregnancy when one is not on meds.
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...cells is stable during pregnancy and this measurement should be taken into account when one is concerned about a change in the HIV clinical stage. JLS. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four-in-One HIV Pill Enters Late-Stage Clinical Testing

... "Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday it started late stage clinical testing of its four-in-one 'Quad' HIV tablet," the Associated Press reports. The pill includes the drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, and the two components of Truvada, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Candidates Enter Crucial Stage As Clinical Trials End, IAVI Head Says

... Experimental HIV/AIDS vaccines under development by Merck and Sanofi-Aventis are entering crucial stages, and results from clinical trials Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

This HIV Testing Day, HIV Clinics Face Funding Shortfall for Lifesaving Patient Care

...decreased for some clinics funded through Part C of the Ryan White program, designed to provide a safety net for people with HIV/AIDS who have no other source of health coverage. Funding for this program has grown just 9 percent since 2001,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaying Treatment for HIV Can Become Costly

... The higher costs of starting HIV treatment when the disease is well advanced can persist for years, report researchers from Johns Hopkins University. Among Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, Read more »

end stage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...anyone have infomation on end stage hiv has anyone been at late stage and not had hiv antibody, at clinic they told me at late stage you may not have antibody, ive had Read more »

hiv oral manifestations?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with the oral "issues" seen on hivdent would the other oral manifestations aside from oral candida and mouth ulcers be OI's? or would they to be something that Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Antonio Urbina and Timothy Law Snyder Paul Galatowitsch is a health care consultant. Antonio Urbina is the director of clinical HIV and AIDS education at St. Vincent's Hospital. Timothy Law Snyder is a professor of mathematics and computer... Read more »