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Guidelines For Help For Hiv Patients

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U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

... Why Do the Guidelines Keep Changing? Viral Load and CD4 Cell Testing Resistance Testing When to Start Treatment Goals of Therapy What Drugs Should Be Used First? Interrupting Treatment When to Change What to Change To? Why Do
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Treatment for HBV & HIV Coinfected Patient

Dear Mr.Young, I'm an HBV & HIV coinfected 31 years old male.HBV has been found in my body about 19 years and HIV has just been found positive.CD-4 measured 15 days ago was 534. Should I start treatment now? what kind of medicines do you...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...hepatitis A and should limit alcohol consumption.Third, the extent of HBV disease should be evaluated. There are recent US-based guidelines for management of opportunistic infections that include information about hepatitis B (on page 75).If... Read more »

Pre operative HIV testing in all cataract surgeries

We operate about 1600 cataracts every year. Up till now we never sreened any patients pre operatively in last 15-20 years. Does the guidelines suggests to do so or only take universal precautions? DR Diwan
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...patients and all procedures. This clearly isn't just to prevent HIV infection, but multiple blood-borne pathogens.Current US guidelines strongly suggest that all persons age 13-64 should have HIV screening tests performed; it matters not what... Read more »

The forgotten patients

Dear NelsonI am one of those "forgotten patients" who has Isentress resistance and my virus is dual mixed. I have no options besides the Taimed ibalizumab drug but they rejected me for their study because I do not have other drugs to combine it...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...think the FDA may be planning to come up with a similar statement soon (at least I hope).This is an excerpt from the new EMEA guidelines. Excerpted from Section 4.2.3 'Studies in ART experienced patients' in the EMEA GUIDELINE ON THE CLINICAL... Read more »

Life expectancy of AIDS patients on HAART?

I understand that a distinction is made between HIV and AIDS.I think the average life expectancy after diagnosis of HIV ranges from 5 years to 25 years. Is that correct?Once the AIDS-defining illness occurs, what is the prognosis, and the average...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...doesn't say much about future survival with good care. The current standard of care regimens, like those listed in the DHHS guidelines, should effectively suppress your virus and have a good record for long term (more than years and extrapolated... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Clinical Guidelines Update: Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected Patients

... What's New [Editor's Note: You can download a PDF of the full revised guidelines .] Significant revisions include the following: An annual HCV antibody test is now recommended for HIV-infected patients Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

New Guidelines Issued for General Practitioners Caring for Displaced HIV-Infected Patients

...recommendations were prepared by: The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection (Adult and Adolescent HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel) The Perinatal HIV Guidelines Working Group The Working Group on Antiretroviral Therapy and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Scientists Plan Help for HIV Patients With Mental Illness

... Scientists at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) psychiatry and mental health department are developing guidelines to help health care professionals identify and care for HIV-positive patients with mental health disorders. The guidelines, being Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Suicidality and Violence in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...Suicidal and Violent Behavior Estimation of Risk for Suicide or Violence Management and Referral of Suicidal and Violent Patients Imminent Suicidal or Violent Potential Non-Imminent Suicidal or Violent Potential With Accompanying... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... To Whom It May Concern: RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming Read more »