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Hiv Pros And Cons

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This
Ask the Experts

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of continuing without medication. Can a person within their first year of HIV encounter significant medical issues, if so, what might they be? Currently my CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...asymptomatic patients is a CD4 count 100,000) then consideration is more often given to start ART at higher CD4 counts. Your HIV specialist is the best person to assess the potential benefits in your case after thorough evaluation and... Read more »

Should I switch medications?

I am on the Trizivir/Viramune regime for the last 10 years, my CD4 count is around 600/700 and viral load <189. Do you think it is time to switch to a more current/new regime? I have some wasting in my legs and arms, just wonder if it is time to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...risk for future side effects such as further fat loss in arms and legs. Your HIV specialist is the best person to discuss the pros and cons of switching knowing your entire treatment and clinical history. KH Read more »

The side effects of pregnancy while on medication?

What are the side in Pregnancy while taking the drugs Raltegravir(Isentress), Etravirine (Intelence) Zidovidine / Lamivudine(Combivir). I am undectable and cd4 is 3hundrend and somethig.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...newborn for those new drugs is not known but is a usually a judgement call involving the HIV specialist and patient weighing the pros and cons of the particular situation (history of HIV/resistance et ceterea). KH Read more »

Stocrin and sleepiness

Itake my meds, Stocrin and Truvada in the mornings. I met a friend who said that he was amazed because everyone he knew was told to take Stocrin at night because it makes everyone really drowsy and dopey. I felt drowsy all day today.....Am I ok to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine do better when taking efavirenz in the morning. In your case it may be worthwhile to discuss with your HIV specialist the pros and cons of trying out evening dosing for your medications and observing what happens to your drowsy feeling. KH Read more »
The Body

Telling Others You Have HIV

...important personal steps to take before disclosing your status to others. Telling Others You're HIV Positive Explains the pros and cons of disclosing, provides some general guidelines and talks about specific people you may want to tell. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...significant side effects. These treatments also tend to be expensive, so it is important that people who have HPV discuss the pros and cons of treatment with a doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

In Clinical Trial, Vaginal Gel PRO 2000 Found "Safe but Ineffective" at Preventing HIV Infection

... A vaginal gel designed to protect women against HIV "was found to be safe but ineffective" in a clinical trial, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a study Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in... Read more »
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Wohooo! (My result and message)...

Posted by rescuemepliz, 1 Reply
...sexually active,PLEASE always make it a point to use protection and use it the right way. Get as informed as you can about sex,its pros and cons and above all,get informed about HIV/AIDS. Too often we think we know everything there is to know... Read more »

Getting Pregnant

Posted by orange01, 2 Replies
...I am looking for advice. My boyfriend and I are HIV +. We have been talking about the possiblity of having a baby. I am taking atripla and he is not on any meds right now. I Read more »

Hiv+ & Preg 2nd time, doubts on method delivery

Posted by MoonDreamer, 2 Replies
I'm pregnant with my second child, which was planned, and while my first was a c-section now I have the option of a vaginal birth. I really would love to try it this time and was going to fight my doc about it but he surprised me by saying he is... Read more »

stopping hiv meds

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...1100. These numbers have remained relatively consistent for years. Does anyone have any info about stopping HIV meds and the pros and cons of such. I am very nervous about stopping them after all these years. Any help on this matter would be... Read more »