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How Rapidly Can One Die From Hiv If Treatment Starts Too Late

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long-term studies of those starting treatment "late"

hello, thanks in advance for your help with my question, and I hope it is an appropriate section to place this question. Although I've stopped kicking myself for it, my story is that 6 months ago when I was diagnosed, my t-cell count was only...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
It is impossible to predict how people respond long term, so let me get this out of the way first before I elaborate. I know many people who had 4 CD4 cells and who now have 800 after 15 years. They seem to be doing great.Having said that, more... Read more »

5 wks aftr infection too late to start meds?

This is a great resource and you guys are great humanitarians to answer all these questions for... Read more »

should I start med with 8ooo vdl (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

I have been recently diagnose hiv My wife tested neg I would like to know should I begin med now... Read more »
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It's Not Too Late to Start Saving Lives in Nigeria

Courtesy of AIDS News Service , Vol. 3, No. 2, a publication of Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria. www.nigeria-aids.org In January of 2001, Mauritania, a country with one of the lowest reported HIV prevalence rates in Africa, took a step... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Timing and T-Cells: The Evolution of When to Start Treatment Through One Doctor's Eyes

Ever since the first antiretrovirals were approved, one of the most vexing questions for patients and doctors has been when to start therapy. In the past two years, a host of new data has been released that is bringing us closer to a time when... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Rapid Report: State of HCV Policy, Treatment, Access

Table of Contents Introduction Conclusion Comment References The development of compounds that directly target hepatitis C virus (direct acting antivirals or DAA's), used with and without pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four-in-One HIV Pill Enters Late-Stage Clinical Testing

"Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday it started late stage clinical testing of its four-in-one 'Quad' HIV tablet," the Associated Press reports. The pill includes the drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, and the two components of Truvada, emtricitabine and... Read more »
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treatment too late?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed earlier this year and overdue, but have not gotten treatment yet due to financial and other problems. This news very devastating and now I worry that it may be too late with low T cells. I read that under 200 is too late. Can... Read more »

Rapid HIV test home kits

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hi, I just read a post in another forum here that an HIV + individual experimented with a 3 HIV home assessments and got two negatives and one positive. He is HIV positive but tested negative twice n the home kits . Could the 4 rapid HIV tests from... Read more »

HIV WORRIES, PLEASE HELP, DYING OF ANXIETY

Posted by Menka1, 2 Replies
I am new to this forum and I am very impressed with the well informed information and advice on the various posts. I need help very badly to access my hiv risks.

I have 3 worries:

1. I had protected sex (2 condoms) with a CSW. No condom failure... Read more »

Is this it? Am I dying?

Posted by pr2005, 6 Replies
I was diagnosed three years ago shortly after infection (the reason I know this is because I contracted it from my partner and had tested negative six months previously). The doctors defined me as a rapid progressor as my CD4 was already at 250 on... Read more »