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Long-term Antiviral Therapy For Hiv Infection

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Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time or "viral interference"the ability of the original virus to ward off acquisition of another. Any protective role played by anti-HIV therapy in chronic infection would appear to be negligible, since multiple infections have not been reported... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...as well as for routinely using newly available blood tests to measure viral load when initiating, monitoring, and modifying anti-HIV therapy. Potent combinations of three or more anti-HIV drugs known as highly active antiretroviral therapy, or... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...the majority of patients received HAART ( Mocroft et al. Lancet 2000;356:291). Among HIV-infected patients who receive anti-HIV therapy, those whose viral loads are driven to low levels are much less likely to develop AIDS or die than... Read more »
Project Inform

Co-Receptors: CCR5 -- Understanding HIV

...seven years or longer, consistently had CD4+ cell counts above 500, never experienced symptoms of HIV disease and had never used anti-HIV therapy to maintain their CD4+ cell counts. Among those studied, only 10 of these individuals had the single... Read more »
Project Inform

Making Decisions About Therapies

...Decision, Consider ... When to Start? Starting any therapy can cause anxiety. There is no one proven "right" time to start anti-HIV therapy, for example, for everyone. There are differing opinions about starting therapy early in the course... Read more »
Connect With Others

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...doses were lowered around 1990, because it also became obvious that the bone marrow couldnt stand the chemotherapy. Still, any antiviral therapy has been and still is a lifelong therapy. Only this year, after numerous problems with side effects... Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »