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Volunteer help needed for women living with HIV/AIDS start-up

Posted by blueagave10, 1 Reply
PowerSourceTucson is an empowerment program for women living with HIV/AIDS in Tucson, AZ. I am 64 yo woman diagnosed with HIV at age 58. No services targeted to women other than support group at local clinic and annual makeover day.

Do you have... Read more »

starting a HIV/AIDS charity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
lm an HIV positive African woman living in America.Long before l tested positive ,I wanted to start an orgaization to help people with HIV/Aids in my country of birth and Africa .Now l feel the need everyday as l read about the many hardships... Read more »

HIV+ & recently started Truvada or Atripla

Posted by HENNEHIVSTUDY, 1 Reply

If You Have:
Been Diagnosed as HIV-Positive in the Last 5 Years
Between the Ages 18-49


The study will take place in
Yo... Read more »

Starting meds soon, can he start now?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner has an appointment for the middle of next week to get set up for meds. He was diagnosed this past summer and had a CD4 count of 199 at that time and PCP (that's how we found out). He had previously been misdiagnosed as having Crohn's... Read more »

To start or not to start.........

Posted by ameoli, 3 Replies
Hello all ~

Brand new member here. My father was diagnosed just over a year ago, and has not yet started meds. Within that time he moved to another city, and found a new doc. The first doc told him to wait as long as possible before starting meds,... Read more »
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When to start HIV and AIDS treatment?

When is the best time to start the treatment for HIV and AIDS?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The treatment guidelines regarding HIV may be found at this <a href="" target=_new>link</a>. Here one can find the rationale for antiretroviral treatment, the references,... Read more »

start or not to start HIV meds.

Please help! I am in a need of second opinion. I stopped my HIV meds 14months ago, due to severe hyperlypodistropy side efect. The combination of meds that I was taking were Ziagen, Videx, and Sustiva. But my new lab test showed VL 32K and t4 236....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This combination is not particularly known for producing lipohypertrophy (buffalo hump and abdominal visceral fat deposition). However, everyone is different and we don't really know what causes lipohypertrophy anyway except that it is more... Read more »

Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us... Read more »

Wait till AIDS starts?

this is going to be hopefully my last one before i take my friend to the doctor. she doesn't want to go see a doc until she feels some AIDS like symptoms. she just needs some depression drugs. is that a bad idea? she doesn't seem to be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I do not think that one either needs to or should wait until becoming symptomatic with AIDS prior to seeing a doctor. This would be like driving a car without a seat belt and putting the belt on after a serious accident. It is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: HIV, AIDS Patients to Start Moving Back Into West Village Residence After Sandy

Forty-four HIV/AIDS patients living in Bailey-Holt House in New York City's West Village were forced from their home after super storm Sandy struck in late October 2012. Scattered since the storm hit, the patients can finally begin to move back home... Read more »

Expert Panel Revises U.S. HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines; Recommends Starting HIV Meds Earlier

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents (PDF) On Dec. 1, the U.S. health department released an updated set of HIV treatment guidelines. Although these guidelines aren't official U.S. policy,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Text Message-Based HIV/AIDS Campaign Set to Start in Los Angeles

A grant from Cable Positive -- the cable industry's HIV/AIDS nonprofit -- will allow AIDS Project Los Angeles to proceed with an innovative new campaign using text messaging, APLA announced on Oct. 8. The health initiative will employ text... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Secretary-General Praises China's Role in Combating HIV/AIDS; New Programs Start to Fight Disease

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday praised China's role in combating HIV/AIDS, saying that the world is counting on China to meet Millennium Development Goals , which include halting and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015, Agence... Read more »