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How Hiv Got Started

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Starting HIV Treatment

First Things First Choosing an HIV Drug Regimen Resistance Sequencing Adherence Dosing Schedule Taking Your Pills Side Effects Putting It All Together First Things First When you and your health care provider decide the time is right for you tostart treatment, there are things you can do to set yourself up for success.The first step is to think positively. Having the right attitude going in willhelp you get the most out...
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HIV+ and Starting New Job

I am starting a new job next month and am HIV+. Do I need to tell my new employer that I am HIV+? Do I need to tell my new insurance company that I am HIV+? What information will I need to provide especially since I do have regular doctor's...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
You do not need to tell your new employer of your HIV status. Your employer has no need to know. When you enroll in benefits, you will just elect the plan you want. There should not be any questions that relate to your health status unless you... Read more »

nine year old wants to know how HIV started.

I have a nine (9) year old son who has just asked me how did HIV start. My answer must not have answered what he wants to know. Could you please send me information that will help me to explain this to him?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is not an easy one to answer in 25 words or less and there is still some controversy about it. However the basic idea is that HIV is a zoönosis, that is an animal disease that passed into humans. Probably in Africa a virus called SIV... Read more »

Gene Therapy trial for HIV starting soon

Hi Dr Keith, please keep up the great work you do for hivers....l live in sydney and have been hiv positive for 6 years my age now is 37 years old,l have put my hand up for a new phase gene therapy trail starting at st vincents hospital...The person...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are numerous approaches to gene therapy for HIV infection that are in development so not possible for me to comment on the particular trial at St Vincents. No form of gene therapy for HIV infection has any proven long term safety and efficacy... Read more »

13 yrs HIV+, starting meds for the first time.

hello Dr young & Dr McGowan..I am a male hiv+ since 2000. Up until 2 years ago i always had CD4's >800 and a V.L < 10, 000. Presently CD4'S >600 & V.L 40, 000. The main reason for my specialist suggesting treatment is due...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting after so many years.I'd agree that despite your relatively high CD4 cell count, that it very well is time to start medications for HIV. Neutropenia (low neutrophil count) is not rare among people with untreated HIV... Read more »
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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 »

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 son's dad starting to make the the turn

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Anger will only destroy the person that is angry. The dust is starting to settle now that its been a few weeks and Im calming down and appreciative of the grace of a few folks here whi have HIV and are gay but maintained grace under fire which I... Read more »