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Hiv Success

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Posted by kenya, 4 Replies
hi. i think meds are a wonderful choice; for us, (wife and i)they give us the choice to have a normal healthy baby and experience the joys of fatherhood, motherhood and parenting. they give my wife rea-assurance and hope. they have given us a choice... Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Any one use a HIV dating site successfully?

Posted by GentNearMelrose, 9 Replies
Eventually some of us grow up and figure things out. That's where I'm at.

I am some one that is intelligent, secure, and very resilient. I see life as being filled with many wonderful blessing and as a real chance to experience bliss as much as... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My husband is HIV+ I am HIV-. We are educating ourselves around the idea of having another baby. We have read all about sperm washing and invetro. We would like to hear from someone in our same situation who has gone through this process and found... Read more »

A success story

Posted by Blixer, 9 Replies
I know that HIV and HIV with meds is far from a walk in the park. I know that there are still bad things that happen. But I also know there are some very bright spots. I saw this on the John Hopkins HIV site posted yesterday and thought it... Read more »
Ask the Experts

possible to go on to a successful professional career with hiv?

Hi Nelson,Just diagnosed. I give you credit for doing what your doing. You really are a source of inspiration.Nelson, really please be honest. You live with this virus for 20 years so you know best. Is it realistic for me to go on through law...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Do it, go for it! Do not let this virus stop you! We wil live a long life. I wanted to go to medical school 10 years ago but was afraid that I was goin to die,and look at me now! (well, I ended up working in the medical field anyways but regret... Read more »

what happens if treatment not successful

what options are available if the treatment of the weekly needle and pills are not successful?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are medication options that still could be available. This all depends on what HIV medications you have already been exposed to and what medications your virus is resistant to.... Read more »

Switching from a Long Successful Combo To a simpler one

I'm interested in simplifying my meds and would appreciate your feedback. I've been HIV+ for 16 years, have never taken monotherapy, started (and still take) AZT+3TC as soon as 3TC hit the market and tried the original Saquinavir for 3...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Wow, this regimen is certainly a blast from the past. Some clinicians like to see long-term data before prescribing any of these new-fangled drugs for HIV infection. But this tired old lipid raising, fat redistributing dog had its day, and that day... Read more »

HAART and success?

Thank you for your wonderful work. It has positively impacted so many lives for the better. I have 2 questions about the success rates of HAART treatment. Specifically, what percent of HIV patients respond favorably to HAART in terms of viral...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Your question is very straightforward, yet unfortunately very difficult to answer. In a treatment inexperienced individual who is not infected with a drug resistant virus, there is not yet a defined duration of potency for available HAART regimens.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda Hails HIV Success

Public education has been Uganda's secret weapon against AIDS, according to President Yoweri Museveni. Official figures published last month show 5 percent of the Ugandan population has HIV, down from 8 percent in 1999, making it the first African... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Vaccine Success May Take Decade to Unravel Why it Works

Last week's startling good news from an HIV vaccine trial in Thailand raises many questions about why the shots reduced HIV infection risk by 31 percent compared with a placebo. [The details of the experiment were summarized in CDC Prevention News... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Is No Barrier to Successful Liver Transplant for Cancer Treatment

Research from Italy indicates that HIV infection does not preclude liver transplant as treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is not a predictor of survival rates after transplant. HCC is the most common type of liver cancer and can be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Foundation of Chicago Holds Forum on HIV Prevention Success

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago recently presented "Reality Check: HIV Prevention Works!" -- the last in AFC's three-part 2005 Speakers Series. "What would the epidemic have looked like if prevention programs had not been in place?" asked panelist... Read more »