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Emergency Treatment For Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...eight times more likely than women to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or...
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Pregnancy and drug/hiv

17-year-old HIV-positive drug addict who lives with two other young women, both with drug abuse problems. Recently overdosed and was admitted to the emergency department of the local county hospital where she received emergency treatment. While...
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
...high risk pregnancies of those women who are HIV infected. Such a physician will be able to tell you and her what the right HIV treatment regimens and options are. Read more »

Just started PEP emergency treatment

My clinic gave me PEP after I had unprotected sex with a man who I know is bi-sexual and has slept with sex workers. HIs HIV status is not clear. I am now understanding that there are significant side effects and im terrified because my system is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The decision to initiate PEP depends on a lot of individual situations-- but I certainly wouldn't use the notion of being a straight woman as a factor that could be viewed as protective. The majority of HIV+ women across the US... Read more »

Should I wait for the meds?

Hello Doctor,Last December (2007), I was diagnosed with being HIV+ and up until June of this year saw my doctor for a referral to an infectious disease specialist. After we talked, he wanted me to be in a clinical trial that will last about two...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P. may have made your decision. Although your CD4 numbers are on the low side, this is not an emergency, and certainly your HIV treatment initiation can be delayed safely for a few weeks with minimal risk. In many occasions the benefits of... Read more »

Should i go back?

Hi Dr, im a 35yo male diagnosed + feb05', (suspect getting infected between year 01/04) my numbers back then were 350/44,000, unfortunately during these 3 years didnt get more labs or checkups because i had no insurance, (however im fortunately able...
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 current CD4 count or viral load is, or whether you are receiving any HIV treatment. Although blastocystis is not generally thought to be a pathogen, there are certain people that have diarrheal symptoms and nothing Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. In parts of the world where effective HIV treatment is readily available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike diabetes,... Read more »
The Body

HIV Treatment 101

... Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...point, you are at risk of getting AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) that can cause serious illness or death. HIV Treatments Scientists have developed drugs that block HIV from reproducing (multiplying). These drugs are grouped... Read more »
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new hope for possibility of HIV treatment

Posted by lalamma, 3 Replies
This new treatment proposes to successfully control the virus in those infected, destroying a constant region of the virus and thus inactivating it's activity. The treatment may also prevent infection in high risk groups. This has been all over... Read more »

Cool video on HIV treatment side effects

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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. Dr. Desmond... Read more »

Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
...Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative Read more »