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Hiv Medication Adherence

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Hi, I know this question has been asked before but perhaps I still need a closure on this. Would I still get AIDS if I'm on HIV meds?Indra.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Dear Indra,If you're on active HIV medications and adhere well, there's no reason to believe that you'll progress to AIDS.Feel free to write back anytime.Be well,BY Read more »


my cd4 is 252 and virul load 3900. i have some kidney problem too. i just diagonsed 3 weeks ago and... Read more »

Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

By Gudrun SchultzWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 ( - A medical journalist has... Read more »
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With HIV Medication Adherence, It's Not a Competition

...said in an interview with the Boston Globe that Africans: ... don't know what Western time is. You have to take these (AIDS) drugs a certain number of hours each day, or they don't work. Many people in Africa have never seen a clock or a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Couple-Focused Support Improves HIV Medication Adherence

...participants, was still suboptimal and the effect was attenuated over time." The full report, " Couple-Focused Support to Improve HIV Medication Adherence: A Randomized Controlled Trial ," was published in AIDS (2005;19(8):807-814). Back to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Methamphetamine Use, Sexual Activity, Patient-Provider Communication, and Medication Adherence Among HIV-Infected Patients in Care, San Francisco, 2004-2006

... "While numerous studies examine methamphetamine use and associated risky sexual behaviors in HIV-uninfected individuals, few studies have surveyed HIV-infected individuals in the health care setting," the authors wrote. To Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of a Patient Education Program on Adherence to HIV Medication -- A Randomized Clinical Trial

...experiment, which compared two groups of HIV-1 infected outpatients receiving a stable antiretroviral regimen with at least three drugs for at least three months. The experimental group (168 patients) was given an educational program, and the... Read more »
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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...To The Body Forum users, Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, Read more »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
...situation. I m not an "alternative freak" so dont get me wrong here. and im not saying to others what to do in their life with hiv. But am l alone in this situation?? I am reluctant to hear the same thing over and over again but still l want to... Read more »

HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

Posted by bradford
...HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life! From the time I was told I had six months to live by an AIDS specialist in 1985, I learned from other people Read more »