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American Academy of HIV Medicine

The American Academy of HIV Medicine Applauds the Early Treatment for HIV Act (ETHA)

Los Angeles, CA -- The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) today praised the filing of the Early Treatment for HIV Act (ETHA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, hailing the bill as a life-saving piece of domestic legislation. U.S.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bipartisan Group of Representatives Introduces Early Treatment for HIV Act in House

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a bipartisan group of more than 70 cosponsors on Thursday introduced the Early Treatment for HIV Act (HR 3859 ), which would allow states to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income HIV-positive people who have not yet... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Early Treatment for HIV Act Introduced in the House

On Aug. 2, the Early Treatment for HIV Act (ETHA) was introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill boasts 27 Republican and 27 Democratic legislators as lead sponsors. ETHA would give states the option of amending their Medicaid programs... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Early Treatment & HIV Specific Immunity Study

Dr. Cohen, Regarding the theory on early treatment, it certainly makes sense to me. I'm an optimist. (I read your synopsis of the presentation made last Dec. in Boston.) Having said that... is there any indication yet on whether an HIV...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Yes it is possible that a few months after infection the cells required to create HIV specific immunity might still be there. It is not clear how long these cells last - and clearly is variable. In fact, there are some for whom they never are lost... Read more »

DNA PCR and Early Treatment Before HIV Seroconversion

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Given the recent FDA approval of the Qualitative DNA PCRtest for HIV diagnosis and also given the new research by Dr. Franco Lori who states that the "time before completeseroconversion might provide an imprtant window...
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
Tell it to the FDA. How many patients would truly be identified during this time period to potentially benefit from such early intervention. The controlled studies still need to be done.MH... Read more »

early treatment and hiv-specific T cells

Dear Dr. Young,I have read about the studies of Walker et al. with great interest, and I think their data encourages earliest-possible treatment.One of the easy-to-grasp aspects is that it simply disallows the virus to satuarate all possible...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your thoughtful question.I think that the simple answer is that while there is a steady production of T cells, these T cells do not represent a new set of cells, but rather clones of preexisting cells. The immunological diversity or... Read more »

Acute HIV, Diahrre & Medication; Medical reasons for early testing?; Acute HIV treatment??

Dear Dr Bob,first of all let me thank you SO MUCH for running this fantastic site, and for providing such a positive inspiration for coping with HIV.Now several questions (please answer, altho by comparison with some of the qus asked here, these are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nick,Thanks for your kind comments.Proceeding directly to your specific questions:1.Even though I have no idea what "possibly lesious" means, I would absolutely agree your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent.2.Whether it's... Read more »
Connect With Others

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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Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 23 - The combination of the antiretroviral agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators report.

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Early treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My son tested positive on June 21st. I have been reading about the pros and cons of treatment during this point of acute infection. What's the scoop? Any thoughts? Read more »