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How To Prolong An Hiv-infected Life

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Ask the Experts

Why not start Hiv meds to prolong my life?

I have been HIV + for about 2 1/2 yrs. My recent bloodwork of 9/04 showed my Viral Load at 12,900 and my CD-4 count at 821 which is a significant drop in CD-4 and rise in Viral Load from my previous test of 7/04. I also have suffer from many other...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I understand you concerns. However, given that CD4 count and viral load, most treatment experts would conclude you should defer treatment. Your immune system is in very good shape with respect to HIV infection. Treatment is life long and has a... Read more »

Prolonged Acute HIV Infection

I am a 17 year old male that had my first sexual encounter at the end of May 2001. I began to get... Read more »

Prolonging Life

Dear Doctors; In terms of percentages, how confident are you that current HIV medications... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two-Year Morbidity-Mortality and Alternatives to Prolonged Breast-Feeding Among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers in Cote d'Ivoire

Renaud Becquet of the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale Unite in France and colleagues conducted the study from 2001 through 2005 among 557 infants born to HIV-positive women in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. After their infants... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virus Hits at Botswana's Life Force

Botswana has the unenviable record of being the country with the highest infection rate for HIV/AIDS in the world. With more than 38.5 percent of the sexually active population between ages 15 and 49 HIV-positive, the disease threatens to undermine... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

No Excess Death Among HIV-Infected People -- as Long as CD4+ Cell Counts Are Kept Close to Normal

David Wohl, M.D. Life expectancy for people living with HIV has been steadily rising -- approaching, but not quite achieving, that of the uninfected population in most studies. But such data have been limited in that they have tended to look... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Life-Saver for HIV Patients: Transplants

HIV infection is no longer an automatic reason for denying organ transplantation to patients who are otherwise candidates for the surgery. Since 1989, more than 500 transplants have been performed in patients known to have HIV, according to the... Read more »
Connect With Others

prolonged eclipse phase without maker positivity?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your work, you suggested that there is an eclipse phase between HIV exposure and detection of any marker positivity in the blood. You presented your argument as follows based on the 51 documented cases of occupational transmission of HIV from... Read more »

what prolongs the WINDOW PERIOD?

Posted by Ham1973, 3 Replies
Please are there medications/drugs that extends the window period? Your thoughts please. Read more »

Prolonged sex with internal ejaculation -high risk

Posted by mathew, 1 Reply
Hello, I'm 23 year old male living and studying abroad (UK).
I have serious relationship and I am engaged.
It was almost perfect but I ended up cheating on her.
Sorry for long story in advance, but English is not my mother tongue so I'll try my... Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
So, I had an HIV scare in November 2007. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy (he went down on me, and I went down on him, but he didn't come). A few weeks after that I developed a bad cough and thought I might be HIV positive. I got tested 3... Read more »