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Hiv Treatment Haart

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cd4 and HAART

I know there is no way to tell what cd4 count was prior to infection with HIV. However, I was wondering if HAART will increase cd4 count above preinfection level? In other words does taking HAART continue to raise your cd4 counts or will it reach a...
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
...HIV treatment could raise your CD4 count to preinfection levels, but that usually requires a fairly high CD4 count at the time you are starting Read more »

low dose naltrexone

I have been recently told about low dose naltrexone, that i may help people with hiv. But not FDA... Read more »

Does most health insurance cover HIV treatment?

Hey Dr. Bob,I am going in for my HIV test tomorrow and I'm trying to prepare myself for the worst. ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Approaches to Interrupting HAART for the Treatment of HIV Infection

... STI Approaches STI as Salvage Therapy STI as Immunotherapy STI for People Who Begin HAART During Primary Infection Structured Intermittent Therapy (SIT): Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Serious Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Treatment with IL-2 Plus HAART Markedly Reduces HIV in Immune System "Hiding Places"

...Individuals treated with interleukin-2 (IL-2) plus highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have significantly fewer resting CD4+ T cells in their bloodstream which harbor HIV than patients receiving HAART alone, according Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on HAART Have Slightly Higher Risk of Heart Attack Than People Not on Treatment, Study Says

...Study Group, New England Journal of Medicine , 11/20). The researchers tracked the patients -- some of whom were already on HAART before the study, some of whom started the therapy during the study and some of whom did not take the drugs -- for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Starting HIV-Positive Patients on HAART Early Reduces Treatment-Related Complications, Study Finds

...of Colorado Health Sciences Center and CDC and colleagues looked at the medical records of 2,304 HIV-positive patients on HAART in eight U.S. cities between 1996 and 2005. Researchers analyzed the records for three types of treatment-related... Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188 deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period. Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

Cool video on HIV treatment side effects

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HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...of SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. But women who were smoking tended to have a less favorable result from being on HIV treatment. The new findings, involving 924 women enrolled in the ongoing Womens Interagency HIV Study (WIHS),... Read more »