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How Fast Does HIV Medicine Work

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among Youth

Fast Facts Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010. Most new HIV infections among youth occur among gay and bisexual males; there was a 22% increase in estimated new infections in this group from 2008 to 2010. Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected. Youth in the United States account for a substantial number of HIV...
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atripla. how fast does it work?

just got diagnosed HIV+ and syphilis two weeks ago. was feeling sick and tired, and couldn't get rid of a cold. I was in the early phase of syphilis infection, so the pennicillin should knock it out. Just popped my first atripla about 30...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Antiretroviral medications start to interfere with viral replication quickly. However, the recovery of your immune system can take many months. Meanwhile, as long as your T cells are at a low level, you are still at risk for opportunistic infections... Read more »

Will daily consumption of Aloevera, amla juice and other ayurvedic medicine give false negative hiv test?

Respected sir, Thank you very much for doing such a great work of supporting and helping those who are concern of their hiv status. Dear sir, i had a brief duration of condom failure with a commercial sex worker in bangkok...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your negative 7.5-month ELISA test is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Ayurvedic "medicine" will not delay HIV seroconversion nor will it boost your immunity, pop your pimples or make you skinnier!... Read more »

Do we need to start HIV medicine, India.

Dr Frascino, My brother was infected with HIV in '01. I am currently in the U.S. His Cd count was 272 3 months ago and now its 208 after he was confined in a rehab center with proper food, care and medical treatment. As of now we do not know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If your brother's CD4 count is consistently in the 200-300 range, published guidelines worldwide would suggest he begin HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy). Should his counts fall below 200, he would be at increased risk for... Read more »

HIV medicines and Anti-depression medicines

Dear Michael Shernoff,I am one of those persons that suffer from chronicle depression plus I and HIV+. The depression most of my life and the HIV+ for that last 16 years.Fortunately, I am very healthy and have had no AIDS related sicknesses. My...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Derar Steven,Unfortunatley I am unable to help you since I am not a medical doctor and really do not have any knowledge about the medical properties of psychiatric medications. I am not sure where to suggest you turn to research the answers to the... Read more »
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Self Destructing Fast

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I have been HIV positive for 7 years. I was in a relationship with a man who turned out to be negative at the time I found out. This was in 2000. This man is very emotionally and physically abusive. I have tried many times to leave but have never... Read more »

Feel like doctor is pulling a fast one on me.

Posted by Contrapositive1, 1 Reply
Hi, I just tested positive almost 2 weeks ago. I was in the hospital about a month ago because of being very ill. The hospital said they are doing an HIV test to rule out Acute HIV Infection, although, a week after my discharge, I called my primary... Read more »

Am I a Fast Progressor?

Posted by Geno, 6 Replies
Hello all this is my first time posting here ive been tooling around the fourms for about 3 months though. I tested pos at a local clinic in August but I was infected in late june I had terrible ARS that lasted 5 weeks or so. Its been 6 months since... Read more »

How fast can resistance develop?

Posted by PozInOrlando, 4 Replies
I take Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir every single day and have not missed a daily dose yet. I take them before bed, usually with a light snack.

I try to take them around 11pm, though a few nights I have taken them at 12am, 1am and 2am. Can resistance... Read more »