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Normal Cd4 Levels In Children

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Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...to build a new virus. Protease inhibitors "gum up" these scissors. Who Should Take It? Kaletra was approved in 2000 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. It has been studied in adults and children. In 2008 it was approved for use in children at least 14 days old. There are no absolute rules about when to start ART. You and your health care provider should consider your CD4 cell count, your viral load, any...
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Child's CD4 dropping

My six year old had his quarterly check up and the doctor told me that his viral load continues to be undetectable but his CD4 is lower. It has gone from 1100 to 950 to 700 in the last year. Is this a cause for concern and what could cause his...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
..."Normal" absolute CD4 levels vary in children depending on age, etc. The doctor is correct, the percent of CD4's is often much more significant in children. So, the decrease Read more »

Late presenter - prognosis?

Hey Dr Keith,Thanks for answering my previous question re rash & fever from sustiva + Septrin. The rash has now cleared up, and it was really great to have that reassurance. Will be back at the HIV centre next friday. In the meantime I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...full viral suppression and an adequate to good CD4 recovery and move on to planning for other important life events (marriage, children, careers). KH Read more »

CD4 count low what multi vitamins do you suggest

Hi RobI was diagnosed with HIV January 2009, my CD4 count is 238. I was told it is not low enough to start treatment and should take care of myself to try and boost it. Im currently taking vit C and vit B complex, is there any other supplement you'd...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nutrition from a diet that contains little or no meat or other animal products, though this may be more challenging for growing children or people with chronic illness who have increased energy needs. The trick is to learn how to combine proteins... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, one wonders if indeed you are really HIV infected. Was your initial test ever reconfirmed Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Treatments Side Effects Drug Interactions Cytokines Prevention Stopping Preventive Therapy Maintenance Therapy Children Pregnancy The Bottom Line 1999 Public Health Service Prevention Guidelines on MAC Prevention ... Read more »
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Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...that your health care provider knows your medication history. A liquid form of fosamprenavir is also available. The dose for children should be calculated based on their body weight. If you have liver problems or damage, talk to your doctor. You... Read more »
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Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...Should Take It? Atazanavir was approved in 2003 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. It can be given to children over 6 years old, and adults. There are no absolute rules about when to start ART. You and your health care... Read more »
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Etravirine (Intelence)

...it? Etravirine was approved in 2008 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. It has not been tested in children. Etravirine is intended for use by people who have already used several combinations of drugs to fight HIV. It... Read more »
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Yesterday, My Life Changed Forever

Posted by NeverLoved24, 4 Replies
...have to live knowing, no man has ever loved me my entire life and now at 24, I am going to die one day of a virus alone with no children and no hope to ever getting better. So my question is how am I supposed to be happy again when I have... Read more »

Angry

Posted by Pos_in_Thailand, 4 Replies
...Year's, I started having fevers in the afternoons and feeling very tired all the time. It was hard to keep up at work and with my kids. On January 21st I went to the doc again and insisted on another HIV test - I really felt something was wrong... Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

Have we been over medicated all along?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Monday morning at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Dr. Guido Castelli-Gattinara of Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital in Rome and colleagues recruited 20 vertically infected children who had undetectable HIV levels... Read more »