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Hiv Treatment Plan

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The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

... immune system loses too many CD4 cells, it becomes weak and is unable to fight off germs. At this 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 into classes. Each class of drugs works to stop HIV at a certain point in its life cycle. So far there...
Ask the Experts

hiv whit cancer

i have hiv in cancer which one should i fight first
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
... In general, we'd typically treat the cancer first, but begin HIV treatment in the very near future-- as soon as the cancer treatment plans are initiated and stabilized.This will require coordinated care between your oncologist and your HIV care... Read more »

castlemans disease

my son is hiv pos. and he has castlemans disease with kaposi sarcoma.can the virus be spread through kissing from the saliva?ihave grandchildren who he makes a fuss off.should i be concerned?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of disease. That's why it so frequently takes a long time for the diagnosis to be established in people with HIV. What is the treatment plan for the person who has been diagnosed with Castleman's disease and HIV? Following the establishment of a... Read more »

How Long can you stay undectable

Hi Dr. Wohl I was dignosed with HIV in Feb 2005. I have been on antiviral drugs for the last year and I am now undectable. I was wondering how long will I have to stay on meds and if i can come off of them how long will I stay undetectable. My last...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...a desired level you do not stop taking the medication or else the pressure would rise again.For most people, once they start HIV treatment they should plan on staying on therapy indefinitely.DW Read more »

Dementia Question

...of mental illness. I am not sure if it is relating to dementia however. He is just not himself these days. He is not on any HIV treatment plan and has been positive for at least 12 years. I do not know what his counts are exactly but I know...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, it very well could. The typical symptoms include short-term memory loss, slowing of thinking, social withdrawal. Some people also develop difficulties with paranoia and agitation.Progressive symptoms of HIV-associated dementia usually occur in... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines "Potential, Potential Peril" of China's HIV/AIDS Treatment Plan

The New York Times on Friday examined the "potential and potential peril" of China's plan to distribute antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive people in the nation. The program is the "first significant effort" by the government to fight the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Health Department Says Country's HIV/AIDS Treatment Program Plan Behind Schedule

The South African Department of Health on Tuesday said that it was behind schedule in the rollout of its "Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care and Treatment" and would not meet its initial goal of having 53,000 people on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Warns Health Care Professionals of Possible Carcinogen in HIV Treatment Viracept

...in its Viracept substantially lower than the levels that prompted the European recall by Roche. Pediatric patients on stable HIV treatment plans may continue taking Viracept, but treatment-na├»ve patients should not begin regimens including... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Health Minister Announces Plan to Provide Treatment to HIV-Positive Mothers, Children

Indian Health Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday speaking to members of parliament on the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 's consultative committee announced a plan to treat HIV-positive mothers and their HIV-positive children, the Times of... Read more »
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My b-friend just found out he's got HIV

Posted by nomorerain, 4 Replies
My b-friend just found out today he's HIV positive. He's been suspecting the + status for some time and has had simptoms of the acute infection (monolike syndrome). He's probably been infected on a forced anal intercourse that happened 2y+ ago, and... Read more »

hiv specialist suggestions?

Posted by bluewindow, 2 Replies
...in the same situation? Any pointers you have picked up from your experience: dos and donts of doctor-client relationships in HIV treatment, etc. My current health plan is United Health Care. I checked their network and they have a list of... Read more »

Insurance and changing jobs...

Posted by selah073007, 1 Reply
...simple because i am afraid to lose my benefits. i am currently taking Atripla for the HIV and i am also on a year long Hep C treatment plan. I highly doubt that the Health Dept treats those in need with the meds and regimen that a private... Read more »

HIV in prisons

Posted by curious_about, 3 Replies
I am interested in HIV healthcare in prisons. I honestly don't know much about what goes on inside, what the difficulties are. I've been thinking about it because I work at a place that provides HIV healthcare and there has been talk about... Read more »