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Meds Right Away?

Dear expert,I am 20 years old and have been positve for 16 months after an acute HIV infection. My docter put me on Atripla right away. I have been on the med ever since. My viral load is now undectable and CD4 of 779. My docter told me I am doing...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

As you may know, Atripla is a coformulation of 3 anti-HIV medications: Sustiva, Viread and Emtriva. All HIV medications have potential for side effects, but the majority of those side effects usually occur shortly after the initiation of treatment.... Read more »

pls respond right away...worried sick

I've read through the website and think I know what you are going to say anyway, but it would... Read more »

Girlfriend just tested HIV+ and is pushing me away.

Greetings,First off, let me say how comforting your website has been since my girlfriend and I... Read more »
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posotive husband pushing me (-) away

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
My husband purposed to me christmas 2002. He found out in august of 2003 that he has HIV, I was tested immideatly and am negitive. We married in october 2003. He has been my best friend for over 6 years and now is pushing me away. Nothing I do is... Read more »

tested neg but symptoms won't go away, why?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

I tested for HIV two years after my exposure and it came back negative. I tried to put it behind me but I continue to present with symptoms such as thrush (from my understanding this is pretty much HIV specific), numbness in my... Read more »

A little scared - fever won't go away

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all, I have an id doc and are being monitored every 3 months. I have had hiv for almost two years but seem to be a fast progressor, I have gone from 565 cd4 down to 300 cd4 in the last two years. My viral load has gone from 1500 to now last... Read more »

Newly diagnosed girl is pushing me away.

Posted by LUVmyHIVposGIRL, 10 Replies
Greetings,

First off, let me say how comforting your website has been since my girlfriend and I found out she is HIV+. The best thing I have done for myself it to get educated as much as possible about HIV. I went from hysteria to relative calm the... Read more »