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HIV Treatment Guidelines

Table of Contents Key Changes in the Revised February 2013 Guidelines (US) What Are Treatment Guidelines? Treatment Goals When to Start Treatment? What to Start With? Resistance Testing Taking Care of Yourself Key Changes in the Revised February 2013 Guidelines (US) Some of the important updates in the most recent version of the US Departmentof Health and Human Service's (DHHS) guidelines for the treatment of HIV...
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Loosing feeling in feet and hands, Neuropathy or circulation problems?

I have had neuropathy for at least the last three years. My Doctor has left me on Ziagen Zerit with adding Kaletra Liquid. I have noticed over the last six months that my feet especially get very cold and stiff and my knees get what looks like...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Seeing a neurologist to pin down the nature and likely source of your neurologic complaints would be a good idea with your symptoms. If a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy is confirmed then a switch off the Zerit to an alternative with less... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

What is the Goal of taking HIV Meds?

Hi Dr. I'd like to know when taking HIV meds what is the ultimate goal? Is it to raise CD4 count? Reduce viral load? And if that happens and someone gets to normal levels do they feel better? Does having a normal CD4 count and zero viral load...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is all about the CD4 cells. HIV therapy is like birth control for the virus, it prevents it from reproducing - making more of itself. Less virus means more CD4 cells. More CD4 cells mean better protection against infection AND better ability... Read more »

treatment goals HCV and HIV

Hi Doctor: Please help us understand the difference.. In HCV treatment, the goal seems to be to get HCV viremia to undetectable which is equivalent to a cure. In HIV the goal is to get viremia to undetectable, which is not a cure, but better...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, hepatitis C virus can be eradicated with medications because it does not cross into the nucleus of the host cell and insert its own genetic material into the DNA like HIV does. This "Trojan horse" attribute of HIV is why cure is not... Read more »
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Im a transexual, educated and goal oriented. looking for love again :)

Posted by Ivorygr
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Less stress is my ongoing goal

Posted by DanielMark, 1 Reply
One thing I find important in living with HIV is trying to keep stressors to a minimum. One of the largest sources of stress to me comes when I am in conflict with other people's ideas, methods, beliefs, or behaviour. Sometimes, when I am in... Read more »

long walk..where is the goal line?(12 or 13 weeks)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi

My time to get final 3 month test is near, but is 3 months = 12 weeks or should I wait up to 13 weeks?

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Im a transexual, educated and goal oriented. looking for love again :)

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