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Depression And Hiv In The Era Of Haart

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Seattle Treatment Education Project

Depression and HIV in the Era of HAART

The way that treatment is provided changes the way that people experience chronic illness. In 1997, more effective antiretroviral therapies now called highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) became the standard of care for HIV affected... 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 care and low drug use and hepatitis C coinfection rates, to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hospitalizations of Pregnant HIV-Infected Women in the USA Prior to and During the Era of HAART, 1994-2003

In noting that "the literature on whether HIV infection and its complex antiretroviral treatments confer a higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes is controversial," the authors of the current study set out to compare rates of hospitalization for... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV mortality in HAART era

I would like to thank you first for answering my question. The question is: with the advance of new treatment modalities such as haart, what is the mortality of a person who gets infected? Before HAART, I heard it was about 10 years....
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
The simple answer is that we do not know how long survival has been prolonged with the use of the new HAART regimens. Researchers have calculated that an individual who can successfully suppress the virus with a combination regimen may be able to... Read more »

HIV mortality in HAART era

Hello Dr. Squires, I just read your answer of 10 August 2000 which stated that researchers have calculated that an HIV+ individual on successful HAART may be able to live 60-70 years. Are these predictions based on current drugs, so that the life...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
The calculations were modeled based on clinical records derived from a number of large HIV clinics. While the numbers are very encouraging, I would caution that there are a number of assumptions that are being made including, that individuals will... Read more »

Aids mortality in HAART era

Is mortality in +ve HAART treated people (strict adherence, start above cd4 350 etc) likely to converge on the 'normal' or average of people without infection?What are the trends in causes of death between the +ve and -ve in the advent of...
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
In your scenario, the likelihood of an AIDS associated death in someone starting treatment above 350 CD4 cells is very, very low. Deaths from other causes (cancer, heart disease, etc) are now becoming the leading cause of death in HIV infected... Read more »

HAART and former depression

I used to take antidepressive meds (mainly xanax and zoloft)for 3 years and in February I had the worst crisis ever. Since February I have been recovering and I felt I was healthy again. Unfortunately I've discovered all of a sudden I am HIV...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Being consistent with HAART requires an understanding of how it works. It is important to take all of the doses. Inconsistent adherence to the regimen, in many cases, is worse than taking no antiretrovirals at all.Eatting a balanced, nutritionally... Read more »
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I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
Hey guys,

I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »

HAART in Blood vs. Tissue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Medscape, a physician Web site, published this month a study on "HIV" detection in blood vs. tissue. This highly technical paper basically says in patients taking HAART with no detectable viral load, they found plenty of HIV DNA and RNA in rectal... Read more »

Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply

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 »