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Meth And Long Term Long Progressors

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HIV i-Base

Treatment in Seroconversion Maintains HIV-Specific Immune Responses Similar to Long-Term Slow Progressors

Recent studies by Hocqueloux et al suggest that long-term control of viraemia is possible after discontinuation of prolonged ART initiated at seroconversion. 1 This study compared a cohort of 15 long-term non-progressors (LTNPs) with spontaneously... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Frequency and Characteristics of Long-Term Non-Progressors and HIV Controllers in the Chelsea and Westminster Cohort

There is no internationally agreed definition of a long-term non-progressor (LTNP), in recent years more usefully referred to as a slow progressor, or an HIV controller (HIC). As a result several different interpretations of what parameters can make... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Well-Armed Immune Cells Help Long-Term Non-Progressors Contain HIV

To help develop an effective HIV vaccine, researchers are trying to better understand how the immune systems of a small minority of HIV-infected people known as long-term non-progressors (LTNPs) contain the virus naturally. CD8+ T cells, which kill... Read more »
Ask the Experts

long-term non-progressor wish to have child

I'm a long-term non-progressor hiv for 16 years, and I dont' take any medecine. My whife is hiv-negative. We never practiced unprotected intercourse. We wish to conceive a biological child. Can we do this safely through timed unprotected...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.The risk of HIV transmission from you to your wife is probably very low, assuming that you have a very low or undetectable HIV viral load. I'd hesitate to say that your risk is zero without additional information.... Read more »

Long-Term Non-progressor

I have been called a "Long- Term Non-Progressor" Kindly tell me the name of the tests that can somewhat confirm this as well as possible labs or sites in central California that do these tests and studies. Thankyou...
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
In general, the definition includes those people who have been infected for 10 years or longer, have maintained a CD4 count > 500 and an undetectable viral load (or at least < 500/ml) in the absence of any HIV treatment.... Read more »

long term non-progressor

Thank you for your hard work. My doctor believes I may be a long term non-progressor. I am wondering how this could be so when my VL has gone as high as 3500. I have been positive since Feb 2000. My CD stays around 1100 and VL around 2000. My last...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
He or she may be right. People that have viral loads in the 400 to 3500 range off HAART tend to have very slow progression of immune depletion related to HIV. The fact that the CD4 count is over 1000 even though you are 5 years into the course of... Read more »

LTNP (Long-term Non-progressors 2009)

Dear DR, Below please find my CD4, VLOAD and HB. from 1998. Am i a long term progresor?Regards, PeterPERIOD CD4 V LoadKGSHBYear 199850063Year 199950068Year 200060070Year 200160070Year 200280075Year 200310001300075Year 2004130020007813Year...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Peter,A long-term non-progressor (LTNP) is defined as an HIVer who without antiretroviral medications remains symptom-free with an absolute CD4 count consistently above 500 for at least eight years after his infection with HIV. Consequently if... Read more »
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long-term non-progressors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Looking for long-term nonprogressors to be interviewed for a story in POZ magazine. You must have had HIV for 10 years or more, never dipped below 500 CD4 cells, and taken no antiretroviral therapy. We are specifically looking for nonprogressors who... Read more »

Long Term Non Progressors (LTNP) - Groups

Posted by vlyguyva, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if support groups/organizations, etc. exist specifically for LTNP's? If anyone has any info or links to such groups I would appreciate hearing from you.

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long term non progressor

Posted by dean661, 8 Replies
I have a question for all of you beautiful people. My first test results came back and were very good. My hiv specialist asked me what my nationality was. When I told him scots irish he told me that makes sense to him. Evidently many people with a... Read more »

Long Term Non-Progressor Study

Posted by Bhammer40, 1 Reply
Hey Gang:
Well the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland called and they are going to fly me up for blood work mid November. Anyone else who has at least one year of being HIV positive that has kept their VL count below 3000 and whose... Read more »