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Hiv Treatment Cocktail

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HIV Treatment 101

... Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications
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Whats the out look on HIV treatment and long-term prognosis?

I am aware that Hiv treatment has improved since the introduction of HAART.However, as a suffer of HIV and although not on medication I have a few questions I require to be answered if possible..1) How toxic are the combinations and are they real...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...clarify whether symptoms are medication-related or not. The bottom line is that current therapies are vastly better than the cocktails that we started with in 1996.This brings up what I think is the most prevalent error in HIV management it is... Read more »

Good Cocktail?

Hi. I am currently on Atripla (1x p/day) and Zerit (20 MG x2 p/day). Additionally, I take Propranolol ER (60 mg) for anxiety/sinus tachycardia (strss test and EKG were both fine). I am wondering if I should consider changing the HIV cocktail...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...first treatment (or if you don't have any previous history of drug resistance), then Atripla alone should be more than adequate treatment for HIV. In this setting the addition of Zerit (d4T) only adds to the pill count, dosing frequency and risk... Read more »

Symptoms HIV related ?

Hello,my boyfriend has been diagnosed with HIV last week. He was exposed in February and had his ARS in March (now: CD4=450, VL=50,000).We are both dealing well with this, and believe what doctors keep telling us: a long life and a relatively good...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...diminish with time, but not always. There are over 20 medications now available for treatment of HIV, so most of the time a cocktail can be found which controls viral replication but does not cause undue toxicity. If your partner also acquired... Read more »

positive effects of HIV treatment

In response to a recent question, you said that there are possible long term threats to health (heart, liver, etc.) that could impact longevity. My question is whether there are any studies underway or are there even thories that taking the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is indirect evidence that effective use of HIV treatment (with increase in CD4 count >>350-500) may decrease rates of some major health problems not ordinarily associated with HIV (such Read more »
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The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...point, you are at risk of getting AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) that can cause serious illness or death. HIV Treatments Scientists have developed drugs that block HIV from reproducing (multiplying). These drugs are grouped... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Guidelines? A branch of the US government, called the Department of Health and HumanServices (DHHS), has put together a set of HIV treatment guidelines. Theguidelines provide a lot of useful information to help health care providersand HIV+... Read more »
The Well Project

Starting HIV Treatment

...next step is for you and your health care provider to choose a drugregimen. Currently, there are close to 30 drugs approved for HIV treatment.They are grouped into five classes: Entry inhibitors (includes fusion inhibitors and CCR5... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

A New Approach: Immune-Based Treatments Against HIV

...of removing the offending virus, the immune system is facilitated to repair itself. Presently, antivirals are the mainstay of treatment for HIV infection. In the case of immunotherapy, treatments are designed to directly and effectively... Read more »
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HIV and Treatment Denial

Posted by Deny, 3 Replies
I was told a month ago by my doctor that I was HIV positive and that my cd4 count was 380. My doctor informed me of the various treatments to take if my CD4 drops below 350. I told my doctor that I refuse to take any medications, that I am not... Read more »

tabacco?

Posted by Anonymous
...are believed to be infected with HIV, 25m of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 40,000 people in the UK are receiving treatment for HIV. However, it is estimated a further 20,000 are infected but do not know it. What treatments are... Read more »

Cocktail Daze

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...With the new guidlines coming into effect in Jan what will doctors tell their patients who are now taking the cocktail. "Oh I'm sorry you did not need to take it after all" or " I guess I don't really know what I'm doing please don't sue me." Read more »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...be downloaded at: http://www.agmh.org/softw.htm While using the SI model in the program, I came to the realization that the cocktail treatment greatly increases the infected patients life-span, which allows them to infect more people, while the... Read more »