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New Guidelines For Starting HAART

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Ask the Experts

start HAART CD4 600/VL 80000

DearMy doctor recommended to start with HAART even if my CD4 count is still around 600. Nevertheless, the viral load is around 80000 and increasing. is there good evidence to start already with Atripla since the VL is quite high?Best Regards.
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
...Although the guidelines recommend starting when the CD4 count is 100,000, or if there are symptoms or rapid decline in CD4 count. New evidence suggests Read more »

Do I need to start HAART?

I was infected in May 08My lab tests are :2 Oct 08 - 390, 17.0%, VL 65K30 Jan 09 - 342, 19.0%, VL... Read more »

New standard for starting HAART?

I have consistently read in this Forum that the standard for starting HAART is with CD4 count... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HAART Delivery/Treatment Guidelines in Malawi Modeled After National TB Program

...eligible patients," explained A.D. Harris and colleagues in the current study. "The country has developed National ARV Treatment Guidelines, which emphasize a structured and standardized approach for all aspects of ARV delivery, including... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

New Guidelines for the Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs with HAART

...group of community members and researchers affiliated with the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (AACTG) came up with a set of guidelines. The group, known as the Cardiovascular Disease Focus Group of the AACTG, posted preliminary guidelines for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...combinations Combivir or Trizivir. Since the approval of other more convenient and safer antiretrovirals, the use of AZT in HAART therapy has decreased significantly. There is one time when AZT is still considered "preferred" which is for a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...should be tested at least once for HIV in a medical setting and that people at higher risk should be tested annually. 11 The guidelines recommend opt-out screening, where a patient would be informed that he or she will be tested for HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...actual health or survival benefits to gain FDA approval of highly toxic protease inhibitors, a primary ingredient of todays HAART. Treatment advocates began using viral load to encourage healthy HIV positives with unhealthy numbers to hit early... Read more »

Diabetes and new meds?????

Posted by Tricepmuscle2000, 1 Reply
My partner is on a bunch of new meds, during his last visit they had a poster which was looking for people to take part in a study that these new meds might cause diabetes. I was shocked, asked him about it, but didn't push the subject. Should I... Read more »