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New Guidelines For Starting HAART

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New standard for starting HAART?

I have consistently read in this Forum that the standard for starting HAART is with CD4 count somewhere between 200 and 350. I have also generally heard that viral load is not much of an indicator of when to start HAART, especially compared to CD4...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The formal guidelines have not changed at this point and probably won't for some time. Of course the guidelines are written mainly by older white male academic physicians that don't actually treat very many HIV-infected patients (because... Read more »

New DHHS Guidelines

The U.S. DHHS guidelines for when to initiate HAART have been updated. Allow me to quote the DHHS... Read more »

New DHHS Guidelines

The U.S. DHHS guidelines for when to initiate HAART have been updated.Allow me to quote the DHHS... Read more »

Starting HAART: Should 500 Become the New 350?

Table of Contents Resistance to New Antiretroviral Agents Detecting Minor Drug-Resistance Variants Decreased Mortality Among Patients Initiating HAART at CD4+ Cell Count Above 350 Question-and-Answer Session References One of the... Read more »

New Global HIV Treatment Guidelines Aren't Just About Starting Early, Top Expert Warns (Video)

"We can't focus entirely on public health at the expense of individuals," says Joel Gallant, M.D. In this interview with Fred Schaich of the International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA) at IAS 2013, Gallant discusses what the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Starting HAART: When to Take the First Step?

Transcript (.pdf) For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance . Recent guidelines are all recommending that HIV treatment be started at a higher CD4... Read more »

A Closer Look at the New U.S. DHHS HIV Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents (Part 2)

This is part 2 of an update of the U.S. DHHS HIV Treatment Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. For part 1, please click here . On January 29, 2008, the U.S. government released the second part of its new HIV treatment guidelines. This second... Read more »
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NEW POST GETS ME ANGRY-Here's the CDC's guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 »

HAART fo 8 years

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been on the meds for 8 years. I have very good results. My problem is my side effects keep getting worse with age. They are getting to the point where I can't tolarate them.My doctors think I should keep taking them. Can somebody help me? Read more »

CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188
deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period.

Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from... Read more »

To start or not to start.........

Posted by ameoli, 3 Replies
Hello all ~

Brand new member here. My father was diagnosed just over a year ago, and has not yet started meds. Within that time he moved to another city, and found a new doc. The first doc told him to wait as long as possible before starting meds,... Read more »