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Could Early Treatment Of Haart Cure Hiv

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?? 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 an...
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 Read more »

% vs absolute count and cure questions

Dear Dr. Young,Thank you for the work you do here.quest 1: is % increase as important as increases... 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... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early HAART Initiation Improves Vaccine Response Among HIV-Positive Children, Study Says

...antibody-producing cells and therefore reduces immunity. Prior to the new study, researchers were unsure whether the timing of HAART initiation could help preserve these cells and promote normal immune responses to vaccines among children. For... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Starting HIV-Positive Patients on HAART Early Reduces Treatment-Related Complications, Study Finds

...of Colorado Health Sciences Center and CDC and colleagues looked at the medical records of 2,304 HIV-positive patients on HAART in eight U.S. cities between 1996 and 2005. Researchers analyzed the records for three types of treatment-related... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Comparisons of Causes of Death and Mortality Rates Among HIV-Infected Persons: Analysis of the Pre-, Early, and Late HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) Eras

... HIV mortality rates have declined dramatically in the HAART era. In the current study, researchers evaluated HIV-infected US military beneficiaries, a population with open access to medical Read more »
The Body PRO

HAART for Primary/Early HIV Infection

... Is HAART for Primary/Early HIV Infection Associated With Improved Outcomes After Treatment Discontinuation? (Poster 519) Authored by Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...etc. Many people in the developing world do not have access to the most primitive health care, not to mention the expensive HAART treatment. Now let me explain what the term seroconversion means. It is not the same as ARS. Seroconversion occurs... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The first group of drugs used to treat HIV infection, called nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors, interrupts an early stage of the virus making copies of itself. These drugs may slow the spread of HIV in the body and delay the start... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...* Death rates in the developed world fell by more than 80 percent after the launch of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1997, according a 2003 study. Before that, half those infected died within 10 years. Today, 90 percent of those... Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
...more than $10,000 per person per year in 2000 to an average of $229 per person per year in 2005. Some 20% of those in need had HAART (highly active anti-retroviral therapy) in 2005, up from 3% in 2001. The irony is that Americans with AIDS may... Read more »