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Hiv Testing Pros And Cons

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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 start treatment? Pros/cons of two suggested treatments

Dear Dr.I have been living with HIV for almost a year. I am sure I got infected last summer, and I... Read more »

Recently diagnosed as HIV+

I have just, yesterday, got my results back and I test HIV+ with P24 test to HIV. I got tested 10... Read more »
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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 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 »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About AIDS (II)

...What are the symptoms of AIDS? How long do I have to wait until I get tested for HIV? What is the approximate timeline of testing and symptoms for HIV/AIDS? When taking an antibody test, what does a negative, positive or indeterminate test... Read more »
The Body

Telling Others You Have HIV

...HIV, or even to expose someone to HIV. But the debate is on as to whether this is a fair way to treat people with HIV. HIV Testing Requirements for Entry Into Foreign Countries A handy chart listing the law for HIV testing and disclosure for... 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 »

RNA testing,

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...is RNA testing available? RNA Testing for HIV RNA testing is available in King County for all gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with Read more »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? 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 »