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Hiv Treatment In The United States

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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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Prevalence of antiretroviral therapy in the U.S.A. / transmission risk

Dr. Frascino,First let me say that I admire the work you do in educating the public on this issue.I have a twofold question for you concerning the real probability of becoming infected with HIV via a single heterosexual encounter. This question is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...decreased; however, the risk is not completely eliminated for variety of reasons. As for the "real world" experience of using HIV treatment as prevention, the results are mixed. See below.Prevalence data on HIV-positive women on antiretroviral... Read more »

Work at USA

Hi Doc Eric !My name is Marcelo and I am from Sao Paulo/ Brazil. I would like to know how can I continue my treatment if I accept a legal job opportunity in USA ? I'm not in treatment yet but in the next 2 years exist the chance of beggining......
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Hi Marcelo,Treatment for HIV is widely available throughout much of the United States regardless of ability to pay. There are complex immigration issues Read more »

How do I find out about the HIV patient assistance program

My husband has facial lipoatropy and had the procedure done one time in miami while we lived there, we now live in ny freeport long island. To be exact can we find a doctor that can assist him in getting this services. Help is very depressed about...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...There are two agents approved for treatment of HIV-related facial lipoatrophy in the United States. Sculptra was approved over 5 years ago and here is a link to a website that details the patient assistance program. The phone Read more »

Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently found out that he was positive. We always practice safe sex, but I was wondering if I can decrease my chances of contracting HIV by taking anti-viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...urgently needed. Worldwide, nearly 11,000 people continue to become infected every day (over four million per year). In the United States alone, an estimated 40,000 people become infected each year. Although behavior change programs have... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Treatment and Diagnosis in the United States

...improved for people with HIV? Little information has been available until recently on the care of HIV infected people in the United States. How many HIV infected people receive medical care, when do they enter medical care, how much care do they... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Treatment of MSM, WSW In Mexico, Latin America, Ability to Access HIV Treatment, Seek Asylum in U.S.

...York Law School , said, "For a time, it seemed like it was a slam-dunk if you were gay, from Mexico and filed for asylum in the United States," adding, "But there's been a turning point. The gay rights movement has started to make progress in... Read more »
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A Closer Look at the New U.S. DHHS HIV Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents (Part 2)

...researchers, and even a few people living with HIV. Dr. Joel Gallant is not only one of the top clinicians and researchers in the United States, he's a guidelines panel member. Dr. Gallant is a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the... Read more »
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One Pill a Day?

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...Truvadaand BMSs Sustiva. If approved by the FDA, it would be the first one-pill, once-daily complete HIV treatment available in the United States. Gilead and BMS announced in December 2004 that they planned to collaborate on a venture to... Read more »

The Cost of Living

Posted by Anonymous
...Wed Nov 1, 6:13 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - Future treatment for the 40,000 people infected with HIV in the United States every year will cost $12.1 billion annually, a new study showed on Wednesday. U.S. patients infected with HIV can expect... Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
...became positive, to offer a prayer for Americans living with HIV, she scoffed. I wont do a prayer for people with AIDS in the United States, she said. It seemed an odd statement coming from a woman who had campaigned so vigorously in Washington,... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS response. With an endowment of roughly $27 billion, the Gates Foundation is the largest philanthropic organization in the United States and global health is one of its core priorities. Through the end of 2005, the Gates Foundation made $6... Read more »