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Hiv Treatment Guidelines

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Stopping Treatment Resistance Testing Taking Care of Yourself What Are the Treatment 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+ people make decisions about when to start, when to stop, and when tochange HIV medications. It also helps...
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my cd4 count is 366

hello first time here but i just got back my CD4 report and it was at 366 but my VL was only 9375. my Dr. want to start me on med buti was told that my VL should be near 55,000 & i'm scared of the sidefects what should I do next?
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
...I agree with your doctor. Your CD4 count is right at where the HIV treatment guidelines suggest starting treatment. I would not use the absolute viral load level as a guideline for starting treatment in you. Read more »

Just a few thoughts

I read with some interest your reply to a reader who had understandly paniced about an error on his CD4 count.His situation reminded me of myself.I am 40,in UK, 26 months ago I was ill, diagnosed with AIDS CD4 136 12% VL huge started on meds, never...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...those fronts. You did not mention what treatment you are on, but assuming it is one of the preferred treatments by any of the HIV treatment guidelines --International Treatment Guidelines (IAS), European Treatment Guidelines (EACS), British HIV... Read more »


I have been extremely worried how long people live with hiv/hbv coinfection. I've been doing some reading and some sites say 5 or 6 years. Others say 10 years and some people say they have had it for 12 and 14 or so years. I have read also that the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...hopeful about the future for patients with HIV/HBV infection and treatment promises to decrease disease progression. The new HIV treatment guidelines recommend treating patients with HBV infection with antiretroviral medications that target both... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Wellness and Practical Strategies for Managing Mental Health and Depression in the Workplace

I have put together this conference here in South Africa. I want to know what sort of topics will benefit delegates. Workplace programs on this subject are almost non existant here. Many people have shown great interest to attend this, but I don't...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...transmitted, how does HIV testing work, what is the course of infection, what are the signs and symptoms, etc.), 3) current HIV treatment guidelines, 4)how to talk about issues like sex and drugs (the risk factors for HIV).The U.S. Center for... Read more »
The Body

Revised U.S. HIV Treatment Guidelines Include Minor Changes, Reassurance on Viral Load "Blips"

...years, we in the HIV information world in the U.S. have taken to holding our breaths whenever a new version of the official U.S. HIV treatment guidelines is released. The last time the guidelines were updated, in December 2009, they altered some... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

World Health Organization HIV Treatment Guidelines Evolve

...control, though it is unlikely that in the absence of a vaccine that the HIV pandemic can ever be fully eliminated. The WHO's new HIV treatment guidelines offer plenty of promise in a time of uncertainty about the future of the fight against... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Forum on New HIV Treatment Guidelines

... The San Francisco Department of Public Health's new HIV guidelines, which recommend treatment for all persons diagnosed with the virus, regardless of CD4 T-cell count, will be the subject of Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Findings on Nevirapine Support WHO HIV Treatment Guideline Changes

...HealthDay News/ ModernMedicine writes (10/13). The studies "helped influence the World Health Organization (WHO) to change its guidelines this year for the treatment of HIV infection in certain women and children," according to an NIH press... Read more »
Connect With Others

Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
...Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...conducting an abundance of research on all areas of HIV infection, including developing and testing preventive HIV vaccines and new treatments for HIV infection and AIDS-associated opportunistic infections. Researchers also are investigating... Read more »

When do i start treatment????

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...three weeks ago. I am located in Australia and am working closely with my doctor and dietian ... My query is, do the treatment guidelines change country to country.... my cd4 is 530 and viral load 75 000... If i was being treated in another... Read more »