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How Common Are Long Term Nonprogressors

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Amazing results Four years on... "long term non-progressor"?

I know that you professionals don't use crystal balls...So I will ask a question based on your experiences. How common is for + people to have a substantial increases in Cd4 counts and a considerable drop in the Viral Load without the use of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.I think that the core part of your question actually centers on the amount of variation that we normally see in CD4 counts and viral loads. In my experience, when a CD4 count is in the normal range (like your 860), there is... Read more »

am I long-term nonprogressors? (elite controllers)

My doctor told me that I am HiV +, and that I come to nexst control for one year, and that I live... Read more »

Chance of a non-progressor

Hello Mark - I was recently diagnosed positive in 2/11. I had not been tested in 3 years so... Read more »

5% or More of Perinatally HIV-Infected Adolescents May Be Long-Term Nonprogressors, U.S. Study Suggests

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. I'm... Read more »

HIV Itself Linked to Possible Heart Risk, Even Among Nonprogressors, Study Finds

There's something about having HIV in your body that may raise your risk for heart disease, say U.S. researchers in a large study published in the June 1 issue of the medical journal AIDS . The study found that this risk even appears to apply to... Read more »
Women Alive

The Americas and HIV Common Threads Across Borders

I have been living with HIV since June of 1986. That was when I became the sickest I have ever been in my entire life, before or since. That was when I "sero-converted". It was also about five or six months into a relationship with a man I cared... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

A Long-Term Survivor

Adapted from remarks given on May 12, 2009, at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., at a celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), an ongoing prospective study of the natural and treated... Read more »
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negative or positive?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply
a confirmed (by elisa, western blot) hiv+ person after 3 years became negative repeatedly by hiv rna rt pcr. he had no drugs other than a specific combination of food items thrice a day for 3 months. his antibody is reducing gradually. how to find... Read more »

starting meds and I want to know what to expect

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I just found out that because my t-cells have dropped 955 in the past 16 months and my viral load has climbed 45,000 and my percentages have dropped, I will have to start meds next week. I don't know what to expect. Can anyone tell me? Read more »

My Story

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Sure! Be glad to share with you my story about living with HIV diagnosis for nearly 14 years now, and never have taken any of the HIV-related drugs. That's why I'm still alive and well and healthy. Check out my website.
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A Wall Street Journal Article about drug holidays.

Posted by Anonymous
I believe that this is something everyone on these drugs should talk to their doctors about.

The Wall Street Journal, Monday, January 25, 1999 Cocktail Break: HIV Patients Who Quit Drug Combo and Thrive Offer Researchers Clues --- Studies Will See... Read more »