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How Does Hiv Treatment Work

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News & Views: When Words Hurt; Is Your HIV Treatment Working?; Can HIV Meds Cure Us?; and More

HIV News & Views, May 30, 2013 May 30, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL River Huston: Rape in Words and Actions -- A Disclosure... Read more »

Is Your HIV Treatment Working? Warning Signs and False Alarms

The first few months after starting HIV treatment are pivotal in determining whether your first regimen will be successful. Yet if you are brand new to HIV/AIDS treatment, how can you know what success is? It can be hard to tell the difference... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington File Profiles BroadReach Healthcare's HIV/AIDS Treatment Work in South Africa

The Washington File on Friday profiled BroadReach Healthcare , a U.S.-based company founded in 2002 that is working to institute a large-scale antiretroviral treatment program in South Africa. BroadReach -- which received $4.1 million in 2005... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How HIV Treatment Works

Hi Dr. Conway:I am trying to understand how HIV treatment works. If the treatment doesn't stop replication just controls replication what does this mean? If replication still occurs then how much HIV is still being produced and why can't...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The treatment works by reducing HIV replication to very low levels, such that the immune system can recover and that the number of replication events is so low that the evolution of resistance is slow. Statistically, the virus is replicating so... Read more »

Coinfection Treatment- Does old Mono treatment work better for acute patients

There is a lot of conflicting information for the best tratment for a coinfection. As I prepare to discuss this my Hep doctor, could you add your thoughts to what I should do.First, a May 31,2007 issue of Aids, "Is Peg inter mon the best firt...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You are certainly doing your homework!The treatment of acute HCV and chronic HCV are different in terms of approach and duration.Acute HCV: There are ongoing trials to see what the optimum treatment course should be for HIV infected patients with... Read more »

Is my treatment working? Prezista+Truvada+Norvir

Hi, I recently started taking HIV medicines, May 22nd of this year to be exact. When I started medicine, my VL was about 2,500. My CD4 was about 350. The resistance profile done showed NO resistance to any of the HIV medicines. 2 weeks after...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear worried fellow- NYer,Your response is not out of line from what can be expected. Your initial response has been quite good. Most people have achieved an undetectable viral load by 4 to 6 months. It may take longer for those people starting... Read more »

Is my Treatment working?

Dear Dr. Wohl, I am HIV positive. Recently after being detected with the virus I started taking some herbal medication. I have now been taking the medicine for around 4 months. My general health has improved tremendously, however my blood tests and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Hi-I am glad you are feeling better but your laboratory values are a bit concerning. As you point out, your CD4 cell count both by absolute numbers and as a proportion of all your lymphocytes has declined which, if your treatment was working,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can you work full time through life with hiv/aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

I have been positive for a year with cd4 468 and viral load of 13K. No meds yet. I am only 36. I have been divorced twice with four children and very very large child support obligations. I have talked with my doctors and read about the... Read more »

HIV+ & Chemical Dependancy Treatment in MN

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
Hey there all. I have a question and am looking for some resources. I'm not looking to get scolded, judged or ridiculed.

As many of you know, my boyfriend is poz and I am neg. He and I are having some problems right now and are looking for help.... Read more »

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

Posted by Anonymous

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

NATAP is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 Federal tax status. Its
mission is to educate individuals about HIV and hepatitis treatment as well
as to advocate on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. NATAP... Read more »

new hope for possibility of HIV treatment

Posted by lalamma, 3 Replies
This new treatment proposes to successfully control the virus in those infected, destroying a constant region of the virus and thus inactivating it's activity. The treatment may also prevent infection in high risk groups. This has been all over... Read more »