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Hiv Progression

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug Acyclovir Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission, Does Slow HIV Progression, Study Says

The drug acyclovir, which suppresses herpes simplex virus-2, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by HIV-positive people who also have herpes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington , United... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Simpler, Less Expensive Methods of Controlling HIV Progression Possible, Studies Suggest

There might be a simpler and less expensive method of controlling the progression of HIV, according to several preliminary studies presented Thursday at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, the Los Angeles Times reports (Chong, ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Presence of Steady Partner May Slow HIV Progression, Delay Death, Study Says

HIV-positive people who have a steady partner may experience slower progression from HIV to AIDS and may postpone death, compared with HIV-positive people without a steady partner, according to a study published in the Jan. 3 issue of BMJ , ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV progression

What is the progression of HIV (stages). I tested positive a year ago and I don't know what to look for....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I would advise you to see a doctor and have an evaluation of your viral load, t-cells and other medical history (such as previous infections, etc.). The staging of HIV is based upon the t-cell count and the history of any previous infections, etc.... Read more »

HIV Progression and climate area

Does the climate one lives in with HIV affect the progression of the disease? Compare the tropics (Hawaii) with temperate (Colorado) with arctic (Alaska). It's seems obvious there are more fungui and bacteria that thrive in the tropics vs the...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I know of no data suggesting that there is an influence of climate on the natural history of HIV disease. Of course, survival among HIV-infected people living in developing countries, which are often hot, is generally lower than among people in... Read more »

Information on HIV progression

I'm interested in information on HIV progression. I've heard two scenarios: 1. Once infected HIV, it may take 8-15 yearsbefore tcell counts drop to 200 or below. -OR- 2....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Both scenarios can be true. The average time from seroconversion to AIDS (as defined clinically, not by CD4 count) is about 10 years. However, that number comes from studies that were carried out before we began treating people early with highly... Read more »

HIV never progressing???

I don't know if I'm correct when I say this but is it true that some patients living with HIV never progress? I thought I remember myself reading something online that indicated that some people with HIV never have a viral load....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.To be sure, there are persons with HIV infection who have very little or "no" disease progression. These persons are quite rare, less than 1% of the population. A usual predictor of having slower than average CD4... Read more »
Connect With Others

Non-Progressive HIV?

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
My boyfriend was told by his dr today that he has a type called Non-Progressive HIV. He didn't get alot of info on it right now though.

Is anyone else familiar with this? Read more »

Does slow seroconversion = slow progression?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, thanks for your help with my other questions a few pages back. I would like to buy everyone a drink when this is all over, but probably can't aford it!

Question:
Does anyone know of any natural indicators of the rate of hiv disease... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or with... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or with... Read more »