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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...infections. A CD4 count is the number of CD4 cells in a sample of blood. A CD4 count measures the health of the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as a result of drug resistance. Drug resistance testing: laboratory testing to determine if...
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my doctor asked me to stop my HIV medication.

iam HIV positive i have been taking medication for 3years. but now my doctor say i should stop for 2 weeks because he want to change the medicine. will this make my disease worse since you are suppose to have the same levels of medicine in your...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In most cases when switching/changing HIV meds would directly go from one regimen to another without a complete interruption of treatment (that can lead to development of drug resistance is some cases). There may be unique circumstances Read more »

Nausea

I haven't started my meds yet. For the past few day, I've been feeling nausea. I'll see my doc for for the first time in four days. I'm currently taking meds from a recent run in with phneuomiia. At times I may have a stomach pain. My appetite...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...responsible for the nausea and thegastrointestinal upset that your are experiencing. You may wish to hold off starting your HIV medications until you have completed the course of treatment for your pneumonia. If your nausea persists, your doctor... Read more »

HIV Test / HIV Medication

Hi -My partner, we have been together over a year, is HIV positive. I had symptoms back in february which seemed like seroconversion, and an ora quick came back positive in February as well. After that, I performed high risk sexual activity...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sort out exactly what's going on with you because (1) you've made inappropriate assumptions about your HIV status based on incomplete testing; (2) you choose to have unsafe sex with your positively charged partner; and (3) you withheld... Read more »

clearing HIV

Hi, Dr.Bob my question is do u think if a person is newly infected hiv and is put on a medication. Do u think the body with the help of todays meds and the bodies immune system can be cured over years of treatment. I know its never happen yet but do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suppose anything is "possible." However, due to HIV's ability to reside undetected in long-living cells, it seems unlikely that complete HIV eradication will occur with the medications currently in our armamentarium. We hope that further advances... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...CD4 count goes below 350, you're at a high risk for developing potentially dangerous illnesses, so it's best to begin taking HIV medications before your CD4 count hits 350. To view frequently asked questions about the CD4 count test, click... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
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HIV research study

Posted by HIVstudy, 2 Replies
...positive to participate in a 40 minute web or telephone survey (your preference) to discuss your current views about HIV and HIV medications. You do not have to be taking medication to participate. This interview will be completely confidential... Read more »

Regrets

Posted by eleniel, 3 Replies
...him to get his test. I was there for him when he found out he was positive. Because I had HIV, I was able to be there for a complete stranger and direct him towards others who could (medically) help him. I think this is when I really started... Read more »

Having a baby when you are HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
Having a Baby when you're HIV Positive I'm a 23 year old HIV positive woman considering having a child with my HIV negative husband. Anyone have any experience with this. I know about the sperm washing techniques in Milan. I'm just worried... Read more »

Just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous
...What to do first? I was recently diagnosed and I am completely paralysed as to what to do. I do not even know my CD4 count. I started taking vitamins to boost my immune system, but have Read more »