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HIV Treatment Guidelines

Table of Contents Key Changes in the Revised February 2013 Guidelines (US) What Are Treatment Guidelines? Treatment Goals When to Start Treatment? What to Start With? Resistance Testing Taking Care of Yourself Key Changes in the Revised February 2013 Guidelines (US) Some of the important updates in the most recent version of the US Departmentof Health and Human Service's (DHHS) guidelines for the treatment of HIV...
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Initiating Treatment because of devloping neuropathy in feet

Dear Doctors. Thank you for the great work you all do on this site and giving the many of us in countries without ready access to expert opinions a forum to raise our questions. I seroconverted in December 2006 (best estimate). My current first...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.If the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy ("distal symmetric sensory neuropathy") is confirmed and there is no other compelling reason (like diabetes or syphilis) for the symptoms, I would recommend starting... Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost below a link to a recent article which provides information about... Read more »

Anxious about the new guidelines for starting treatment question

Hi,I was concerned about the question and answer to the "New Guidelines to Starting Treatment" question. The questioner said that "After a median of three years observation, the risk of either progression to AIDS or death was almost...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
When therapy is started at a CD4 cell count above 350 fare the best, according to several studies. I would really move away from that 7 to 10 years prognosis stuff. That estimate is based on old data and no longer relevant. Those who start meds... Read more »

New Treatment Guidelines

Thanks for a great site. I appreciate all the information.Since the recent government revision of the treatment guidelines (no meds unless T's drop below 350 and V/L is above 30,0000) do you anticipate the insurance companies seeing this as a...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
While I wouldn't put anything past insurance companies trying to save their bottom line, I don't see this happening. Too much of HIV treatment is based on individual responses. Progression rates don't really follow any strict norms.... Read more »
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Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel

The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »

Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... Read more »

NEW POST GETS ME ANGRY-Here's the CDC's guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Geez,
After all the information out there about testing, accuracy, sensitivity, window periods, seroconversion, we have
a butthead posting that he has to test at 2 and 3 years. Can you believe this insanity? These people want to
be infected! I swear!... Read more »

Window Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The information is excerpted from a joint paper produced by the state and NYCity Depts of Health. Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations For HIV Testing and Re-testing What is the Window... Read more »