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Drugs That Reduce Hiv To Undetectable Levels

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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...her if you are having any problems taking your HIV drugs on schedule. If you do not take your drugs correctly, it can cause problems that may lead to an increased viral load. One goal of HIV treatment is to keep viral load levels as low as possible for as long as possible. This gives you the best chance of staying healthy. With effective HIV treatment regimens, viral load can be reduced to undetectable in many people. This is a great...
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hiv meds and cholesteral levels

Is there a correlation with HIV meds and cholesterol/triglyceride levels that are very high? If so, what can be done to lower levels without taking cholesteral meds that have a possibility of overtaxing the liver?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV infection itself has an impact on lipid/fat levels. HIV infection often reduces the levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and increases the levels of trigylcerides. The impact of HIV Read more »

HIV+ and pursuing a Nursing Degree

I have been Hiv + for 12 years now. I work in clinical research and I would like to pursue a degree in nursing. How does my HIV status impact my options? Does it really matter. I would love to work in and Infectious Disease clinic.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...nurse would affect you adversely or how you would put any of your patients at risk. I have 2 patients with well-controlled HIV who have just graduated from nursing school and other patients who successfully work as nurses or health aides. We... Read more »

Depakote Level For Bipolar Disorder Affecting Sustiva/Truvada Levels For HIV

I have been on Depakote and Seroquel for several years now for the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Recently I began to run out of Depakote and knew I would not have the money for it for several days so instead of taking my usual 1000mg i took 500mg....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Depakote has no significant interaction with Sustiva or Truvada. Your falling Depakote levels should have no significant effect on these antiretrovirals and will not cause resistance. Read more »

WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE UNDETECTABLE LEVELS FOR HIV?

I am newly diagnosed, HIV, (6 months) and it seems like different friends and doctors have different opinions of what is considered "undetectable". My log copies/ml count is 118. My friends say this is great but my doctor wants to add more pills...
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
You don't indicate what your baseline (before treatment) viral load was. I am assuming that the 118 is your viral load now after a couple of months of treatment. If you are within 3-4 months of starting therapy, I would do nothing now. An... Read more »
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AIDS.gov

Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the State and Local Level

...community-based organizations, and other interested HIV prevention partners. One of the primary themes was the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) , which was released by the President last July. Chief among the speakers who reflected on the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Clinical Trial Examines Drug's Ability to Reduce HIV in Body

...reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily U.S. HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, and sign up for email delivery. © Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. All... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen's Low Education Levels, High Poverty Rates Increasing HIV/AIDS Risk, Experts Say

... High poverty rates and low education levels are contributing to increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Yemen, especially among commercial sex workers, according to some experts, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. Abdul-Hafed al-Ward, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Looks at County-Level HIV, AIDS Map Data

...Minneapolis Star Tribune , 6/22). In Virginia, Richmond, Petersburg and Norfolk were among the nation's urban areas hardest hit by HIV/AIDS (Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch , 6/23). In addition, three metro counties in Kansas City, Mo., have HIV... Read more »
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HIV providers needed! Physicians and mid-levels

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...HIV specialty care to under/uninsured patients and also conduct rigorous clinical trials. We recently became part of the NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Group, ACTG and are conducting those trails as well as investigator initiated research aimed at... Read more »

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...and SouthPOL+ team member. The conversation will center on what is going on in the community with regards to the Internet and HIV/AIDS. All participants can either choose to call us at a 1-866-783-4737/504-945-4000 number or we can call them. Key... Read more »