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Hiv Untreated Patient Lifespan

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Merck's Antiretroviral Isentress More Efficient in Suppressing HIV Among Untreated Patients

Merck 's antiretroviral drug Isentress suppresses levels of HIV in previously untreated patients better than the company's antiretroviral efavirenz, according to research presented Sunday at a meeting of the American Society of Microbiology and the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Should Be Part of Routine Medical Care; Early Detection Can Lengthen Lifespan, Prevent Spread, Studies Suggest

Voluntary HIV testing should be a routine part of medical care in the United States, and early detection of the disease could add more than a year to the lifespan of HIV-positive patients at a cost comparable to other common screenings, including... Read more »

Untreated HIV Infection Is Associated With Impaired Arterial Elasticity

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. My... Read more »
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lifespan of patient on viraday

a patient is tested positive in oct 2004 starts treatment of viraday in nov 2007 with good body response. What will be average lifespan of the 29 yr old...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Viraday (or Atripla) is a very effective treatment consisting of 3 anti-HIV medications combined. Studies have followed patients taking this combination for more than 3 years. The good news is that the results of those studies have shown that as... Read more »

Lifespan and Resistance.

I have a 3 part question. Let me start of by Sayin I tested positive about a year ago. I found out because my lover turned up positive at the time I took an HIV test and west negative but had a Viral Load of 750. We both decided to go onto meds...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hi, wow, where to begin? We have a number of cohorts (large groups of patients) that have been followed since the advent of HAART and the study that you reference is from the ATHENA cohort in the Netherlands. This cohort did not take medications... Read more »

Viral load in untreated patients

I wonder how many of the US HIV-patients are untreated, or is the major part of the patients involved in some kind of treatment with antiviral drugs?What is the average(or normal span) viral load value for untreated HIV-patients? Where can I find...
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 would suspect that the majority in the US, are involved in some form of treatment. This is clearly not the case world wide. There is no "average" viral load per se. Every person infected has a different viral load level, which is... Read more »

what factors influence lifespan of HIV+ people?

Hi, I am a medical student who is interested in specialising in HIV / AIDS upon graduation. From reading the forums I found that the following factors contribute to the longevity of an HIV+ patient's life: - age: older = faster progression to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects of HIV treatment for patients and care providers.... Read more »
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HIV and "normal" lifespan

Posted by Blixer, 3 Replies
I ran across this on the John Hopkins site posted by someone asking a question there and thought it was interesting:
I'm 53, HIV+ since 1999, on Truvada/Sustiva since January 2005. Undetectable since April 2005, 600+ CD4. I'm... Read more »

Suffering unknowingly from untreated STDs

Posted by Anonymous

Subject: Symptomless STDs Go Untreated

CDC Daily Update
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Symptomless STDs Go Untreated

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Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »