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Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms...
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The Current State of Corticosteroid Treatment in HIV Disease

Dear doctor,Last year a British group published the results of a 10-year long study of low-dose prednisolone in 44 moderately advanced HIV patients. The results were mixed, but reported as good (over-all).I read that HIV disease is primarily caused...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't know the details of the British study that you reference, but there was an interesting <a href="http://www.thebody.com/confs/aids2004/pierone1.html" target=_new>German study</a> of long-term low dose prednisolone... Read more »

Can One Return To 'Status' HIV from current AIDS Diagnosis

Dear Doctor: Whilst I am well aware (17 years later) once HIV Psitive ALWAYS positive... what about IF, having no O.I.'s other than reaching AIDS dignosis by reaching CD-4 <200 I now qualify for AIDS diagnosis. However, should I exceed...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello Jonathan, I do think that one can consider oneself to be HIV + when CD4 goes back above 200. The CDC may not agree, but the classification scheme of HIV infection and AIDS is a holdover from the pre-HAART era and has less importance in... Read more »

HIV for 20 years and current AIDS diagnosis...but recovering

My BF has been poz for at least 20 years. Has resistance to many meds. In 11/2007 restarted therapy, and is 100% compliant. Inital labs in 10/2007 were: CD4 (5)..yes, five! and VL (275,000). As of 12/2007 CD4 (41) and VL (114)...yes 114! Takes...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Yes, it is entirely possible to recover from AIDS and have CD4s increase to over 200.. many of our readers have done exactly that. One place to start a scientific review of this topic is to look at the success rates or CD4... Read more »

need info about current medication

I am HIV+ and need to know more about current medication .Since I was diagnosed with Hiv my treatment was as followed6- months viramune 2*day combivar 2*dayLast 3 months because of cost implication on combivarviramune 2*dayvidex 100mg...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, I am not sure I understand all of your questions... but here goes.Zerit and Viramune do not have any restrictions on food - meaning that they are the same whether you take them with or without anything to eat. However, Videx or ddI does have... Read more »
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Any + currently in the army?

Posted by wanttolive, 4 Replies
I would love to talk to anyone currently in the army and is +. How were you treated after you made your diagnosis known? Can you retire in the army being pos or are you being made to leave the military after your enlistment is up? Read more »

currently pregnant/recently gave birth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing a story for the magazine HIV plus (hivplusmag.com) on the options available and optimal treatments for HIV-positive individuals who are choosing to have children. I am interested in speaking with women who recently gave birth... Read more »

need information on current outreach-prev methods

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i work for the santa cruz aids projects and was wondering if anyone knows where i can fid information on the latest techniques for hiv prevention outreach for the msm (men who have sex with men) community
E-mail me at: jamesr@scapsite.org Read more »

Current Health Status

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As I mentioned in an earlier posting, I just started a protease-sparing regimen of 3 drugs three days ago. I have had no physical manifestations of HIV other than bad sinus and a reoccuring redness in my left eye with no apparent infection other... Read more »