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Hiv Drug Holiday

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Hiv holiday treatment

If i had taken a break in hiv treatment for 9 weeks what can happen to me. I've been for long years undetectable (8 years) with CD4 over 400 .I've been on Stocrin and Combivir all this time and things were Ok but I stopped the treatment and now i am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Stopping HIV regimens is not advised. Results from studies and clinical observations consistently note that after stopping effective HIV meds Read more »

about the effect of drug holidays

I am on Atrypla and am not taking the med because of the side effect (crazy dreams and feelings... Read more »

drug holiday?

They have quit making the drug Fortavase. So My doctor wants me to take a drug holiday.Which means... Read more »
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Negative Impact of Drug Holidays in HIV-Infected Patients on NNRTIs

...But in defense of the designers, this must have been planned when hydroxyurea (HU, Hydrea) was in fashion for the treatment of HIV therapy. One hundred and eighty-seven HIV-infected patients were studied in this protocol. There were 69 patients... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Drug Holidays" Not Beneficial for Fighting HIV

...Despite hopes that taking regularly scheduled breaks from combination therapy would train the immune system to keep HIV under control, a new study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition ... Read more »
The Body

10 Holiday Gifts for Anyone HIV Positive

...guide to sex, dating & relationships -- The facts of life have never been more complicated for gay men. While the threat of AIDS has been diminished by new treatments and longer life expectancy, HIV remains a serious and intractable foe. In... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Web Site Grants Holiday Wishes for Children With HIV/AIDS

...in the way of toys or games," Mehta said. "Things that would help give these children an actual childhood because living with HIV/AIDS, a lot of them had to grow up so much faster than they really should." In 1999, Mehta launched the ... Read more »
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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 »

DRUG HOLIDAY

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am taking a drug Holiday.(against my doctors advice) Ive been on meds for 10 years now and it just feels like the right thing to do. Anybody have experience Read more »

Treatment breaks/Pill holidays

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...Treatment Breaks Increase AIDS Complications By Research + Treatment News Until more research is available to show who can safely take treatment breaks, Read more »

Drug Holiday

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have not taken any HIV meds for 6 months now with my Doctors approval. In fact he suggested it. I have two more months to go. I started with 1210 cd4's. Read more »