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Hiv Adherence

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The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

...viral load. You should also think about whether you feel able to commit to taking yourdrugs correctly. If you don't feel ready, discuss the reasons with someone whoknows about HIV. Your health care provider or the staff at an AIDS serviceorganization (ASO) can give you accurate information to answer your questionsand address your concerns. If and when you decide to start, you and your health care provider willreview your treatment options....
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Please help. I need a Hiv Regimen I can adhere too

Hello,I have been Hiv positive for 10yrs now and I am still having an hard time sticking with a regimen, the reason being is because I afraid of facial wasting. my 1st regimen was, Combivir and viracept which i now have drug resistance to Viracept,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
You do not say if you have resistance to all the medications you mentionedIsentress plus Truvada is very user friendly, with no increases in cholesterol, diarrhea and lipoatrophy (facial wasting). But talk to your doctor about your genotype test to... Read more »

schizophrenia and HIV/AIDS diagnosis late stage

we recently found my son who has been missing for 3 years. he has schizophrenia which ia 1 reason why we could not find him. He is 31 and has been in the streets. I got a call from harborview and they had him in because he had collapsed and needed...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...am so happy for you that you found your son! Don't despair, there is a lot you can do for him. Many people respond great to HIV medications and have amazing recoveries.Make sure he gets on HIV medications right away. Atripla (Sustiva+Truvada),... Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope that helps.Dr. BobHuman Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV/AIDS April 2010What Is HPV?Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a large group of viruses. Certain types of HPV cause... Read more »

HIV/HSV2 treatment adherence

If near-perfect adherence to HIV meds is essential to minimizing chances for drug resistance, are there any additional concerns in HIV/HSV2 coinfection? Do herpes antivirals present similar concerns of resistance or treatment failure when adherence...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...interesting question.First, fortunately HSV (herpes) resistance to acyclovir medications is uncommon-- far less of an issue than HIV drug resistance. It seems that the major factor isn't adherence per se, but the degree of immune suppression of... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African HIV/AIDS Patients Show Better Adherence to Antiretroviral Drug Regimens Than U.S. Counterparts

...United States, the New York Times reports. Studies in Botswana, Uganda, Senegal and South Africa have found that on average, AIDS patients there take about 90% of the pills in their antiretroviral drug regimens, compared with 70% among... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Exploration of Factors Influencing Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Among People Living With HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand

... The chief purpose of the current report, the first of a three-phase study of the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in northern Thailand, "was to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors contributing to adherence in patients... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Among HIV/AIDS Patients Highest in Uganda, AIDS Healthcare Foundation Vice President Reis Says

... Uganda has the highest rate of people living with HIV/AIDS who adhere to their antiretroviral treatment regimens worldwide, AIDS Healthcare Foundation Vice President Peter Reis said Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pillbox Organizers Can Help Maintain Antiretroviral Regimen Adherence, Slow Progression of HIV to AIDS, Study Says

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
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Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

Coping with HIV/AIDS? Participate in this survey!

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...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »