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Hiv-2 And Haart

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ICAAC 2007: Key HIV Research on HIV/HAART Complications and HIV Drug Resistance

This is part three of a three-part article. For part one, First-Line Therapy, click here . For part two, Antiretrovirals in Development, click here . Listening and Viewing Options Full Interview and Slides Podcast of Interview ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Wellness Series: HIV, Your HAART and You

Table of Contents CVD and HIV CVD and HAART CVD Screening Recommendations and Risk Prevention Models HIV, CVD, Prevention Strategies and You References From 1987 until 1995, the "dark ages" of HIV treatment, only five antiretroviral... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

HIV, HAART, and the Heart

The astounding success of the anti-HIV drug cocktails known as HAART, which have dramatically raised the life expectancy of people with HIV/AIDS, is undeniable. But as the population of HIV-positive people ages worldwide -- the number of people aged... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV HAART resistance

Hi,I hear a lot about HARRT resistance. I have had Heptatisis B long ago - 25 years. I will be a new candidate for HAART and about to visit a doctor. Just like to know if there is some HAART medication for every patient or do some patients have...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You will want to know more about your HBV infection - you will need a panel of tests to determine if you were simply exposed in the past and cleared - or if you indeed have chronic infection with detectable viremia (eg, HBV DNA). If the latter, yes... Read more »

Your response on HIV-2 HAART regimens

Dear Dr. Pierone,Thank you very much for your answer on HIV-2 regimens (even with your caveat that you have not personally treated HIV-2). It was very reassuring, both the fact that there are now VL tests for HIV-2 and that there are proven HAART...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Thanks for the follow up and details related to your infection. This brings up the point that HIV (1 and 2) does not play favorites. I have quite a few heterosexual Caucasian men in my practice that did not consider themselves to be at risk for... Read more »

HIV mortality in HAART era

I would like to thank you first for answering my question. The question is: with the advance of new treatment modalities such as haart, what is the mortality of a person who gets infected? Before HAART, I heard it was about 10 years....
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
The simple answer is that we do not know how long survival has been prolonged with the use of the new HAART regimens. Researchers have calculated that an individual who can successfully suppress the virus with a combination regimen may be able to... Read more »

Does HIV or HAART cause bone problems?

I am a 22 year old female who has HIV and has had it for 2 years now.I just wanted to know if HIV or meds taken for HIV cause bone problems?I am on Sustiva,Epivir and Viread and my viral load has been "undetectable" the last 4 times I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Alot still needs to be worked out regarding bone issues in the setting of HIV and its treatment. The rate of bone loss may be increased but the data is conflicting and it is unclear if the drugs are contributing or HIV is the cause. The pain you... Read more »
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HAART in Blood vs. Tissue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Medscape, a physician Web site, published this month a study on "HIV" detection in blood vs. tissue. This highly technical paper basically says in patients taking HAART with no detectable viral load, they found plenty of HIV DNA and RNA in rectal... Read more »

Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply

I was recently infected and I was wondering for people that have been using HAART, What is your personal opinion about the treatment? How long do you think that we will have to use it? Please, let me know.

Thank you in advance for all your... Read more »

CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188
deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period.

Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from... Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »