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Could Early Treatment Of Haart Cure Hiv

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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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Early Initiation of HAART 12 weeks after Exposure

Hello Dr.Young, First of all I would like to send a personal thank you as I was recently diagnosed mid last year and with the help of your forum and a strong Christian Faith I know that an abundance of living can be achieved if I am...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Derek and thanks for posting your interesting question.It is becoming increasingly clear that there are benefits to starting HAART early- just how early to start is debatable as is the question of how early one needs to start to get to the... Read more »

?? Early HAART for 18 yr old MSM HIV seroconverter in last 8 months.

I am an experienced HIV treater,but with minimal new seroconverter or teen ager experience. Is it still felt that 'preservation of the immune repetoire of CD4 and other lymphocytes' is a very desireable prompting very early HAART use for...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Currently, it is still important to differentiate between acute infection (prior to full seroconversion from HIV antibody negative to positive) and recent HIV infection (serconversion recently transpired). For the former, there is interest in using... Read more »

Cure for HIV/AIDS (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

Hi,I have been wondering why it is so difficult for HIV/AIDS cure to be found especially for Americans who nothing is impossible for. I am from Africa living with HIV. Would there ever be a cure for this deadly disease and when?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,See below. I have nothing new to add at this time.Dr. Bobcure (CURE)Feb 6, 2009 what are the limitations in finding the cure for hiv Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, Time for an HIV cure reality check, as this question comes up frequently. Care... Read more »

HAART in Hep B in early stages

Dear Doctor:I send this case to shared with you.Feed back more than welcome.Best Dr JGCGenderMALEAge29 YRS Past history (including pathologies justifying actual staging) HIV TESTED IN2004, HERPES ZOSTER 2YRS BACK, NO HISTORY OF KOCHS STAGE I HIV...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If the virus is replicating, yes I would be inclined to treat. However, the problem is that using a drug like lamivudine can lead to HBV resistance, so I usually like to combine it with a drug like tenofovir, but you don;t have access to this.You... Read more »
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1 in 7 patients given early HAART could manage without it later, researchers estimate

Posted by ashler1977
"14 adult patients who also started a course of ART soon after infection, who subsequently stopped it, and have not had to re-start because they have largely and in eight cases completely maintained undetectable viral loads for at least four years... 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.

Thank you in advance for all your... Read more »

Early treatment for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I got HIV from oral sex. I began treatment within a month of infection. This site discusses the risks of oral sex and the possible benefits of early treatment.
http://fdjk3.homestead.com/home.html


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