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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...(ART). Many women are parents in addition to dealing with their health and employment. This can make it more difficult to take medications and schedule medical appointments. With proper support, however, women do very well on HIV treatment. Research on Women In 1997 the FDA said that women could no longer be kept out of clinical trials just because they might become pregnant. The proportion of women in AIDS research studies is...
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Serodiscordant Couple. Help.

Hi Dr.Mcgovern;Is IVF-ICSI a perfectly safe method of conception for a HIV+ male and HIV- female regardless of HIV viral loads and regardless of whether or not HIV treatment was being used? Thanks.From India.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please refer your excellent HIV related question to the HIV forum. Read more »

Can HIV & HBV treatment have effects on kidneys

I recently started Atripla to treat both my HIV and HBV, although the reason I was urged to begin treatment was my HBV, elevated liver functions - my HIV was doing okay, with cd4 at 450 and VL at about 14k. i recently went for an ultrasound of my...
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
Yes, Atripla (the tenofovir component) can cause kidney problems. But, it would be more a functional issue or time, and would not be likely to cause acute pain like you are describing. Many things from muscular problems to internal organ issues... Read more »

Useful HIV testing method

Dr. Kull,Please tell me if there is any HIV testing method which can detect HIV virus even the netx day of infection.Thank you.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no testing available that can detect HIV infection the day after exposure. The most reliable testing method available is the HIV antibody test. If you know that you have been exposed to HIV, more agressive treatment and screening methods Read more »

HIV 1 and HIV 2

Please don't be judgemental as I have sensed before in your usually much appreciated comments. I'm already beating myselfup enough. In a frantic drunken encounter, I had sex with a young prostitute onetime in Singapore. Due to the insanemoment, and...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...which I find a little amazing. But more of it has to do with the fact that if Iallow it to happen, this site will not be about HIV treatment at all, but will become a counseling service for the worried well. The message I posted recently has... Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Treatment During Primary HIV Infection as a Method of Altering the Epidemic Spread of HIV?

...antigen priming among the women studied." 14 Possible Interventions Treatment with HAART during PHI has been proposed as a method to decrease infectiousness and the spread of HIV. Studies have shown that such treatment reduces viral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision, New Antiretrovirals, Genetic Engineering Most Promising HIV Prevention, Treatment Methods, Conference Delegates Say

...antiretroviral drugs, genetic engineering and male circumcision are the latest and most promising HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment methods, delegates attending the 4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Sydney,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Appropriate Treatment Methods Can Prevent Nearly All Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Study Says

...Ireland in 1999 and between 2000 and 2003 in the United Kingdom, the PA/Google.com reports. Expanded access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV-positive pregnant women also was a factor, researchers said. The HIV transmission rate for women... Read more »
World Health Organization

New Progress and Guidance on HIV Treatment

... Update on People Receiving HIV Treatment Read the 2010 guidelines Antiretroviral Treatment for HIV Infection in Adults and Adolescents (PDF). The number of people receiving lifesaving antiretroviral treatment (ART) reached Read more »
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SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

Posted by mincho, 2 Replies
HOLA PROFESIONALES Y AMIGOS... ME PODRIAN AYUDAR... DESPUES DE LA EXPOSICION ME HECHO DOS PRUEBAS.. TOME LA DECISION DE HACERME LAS PRUEBAS MAS QUE TODO POR PREVENCION LA CHICA ERA MI NOVIA... 2 MESES Y 4 MESES PASADOS AMBAS NEGATIVAS... PODRE... Read more »

waiting for results...

Posted by Sal, 4 Replies
I have some of the symptoms. Flu like symptoms, dry throat, lots of flem, night sweats, dry cotton mouth, constantly tired. No swollen lymphs, sores or any fever. Another symptom, I haven't read this any where, but when I rest it feels like my... Read more »

THE PAIN BEHIND THE STIGMA

Posted by Anonymous
...people a day are being infected with HIV. Disclosure is necessary if we are going to prevent the spread of AIDS. HIV prevention methods are not working. It is up to people who are infected to disclose the fact that they have been infected with... Read more »

Interesting news on HIV treatments..

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and EuroSIDA findings put a positive spin on the dire news, portraying the studies as merely proving out "simpler and cheaper" methods of measuring risk of death and progression to disease, glossing over the issues of drug-induced liver failure... Read more »