Potential Long Term Effects Of Hiv Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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Long-term effects of HIV

I've been living with HIV (and w/o OI's) for 25 yrs. I've been told there's recent longitudinal research findings on the long-term effects of being seropositive. Are you familiar with this or any research about same?Thanks.
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
Sorry, not sure what research you are referring to. Read more »

Stocrin and Babies (Safety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy, 2009)

Hi,Thanks for all the advise so far.I am 34yr female and positive for the last 11yrs, am considerng having a baby next year.I have been on stocrin and truvada for the last two yrs.I know stocrin is not compatable with pregnancy so I need advice as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in pregnant women is limited, enough is known to make recommendations about medications for you and your baby. However, the long-term effects of babies' exposure to anti- HIV medications in utero are unknown. Talk to your doctor about which... Read more »

PEP long term effects vs. Risk

18 days ago, I had two separate sexual incidents on the same day. One was unprotected receptive anal sex (condom break) with person A, the other was mutual masturbation with urethra exposure to precum with person B.Person A, who believed himself to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk for persistent serious side affects after 28 days of your PEP regimen is very small-stomach side effects and any lipid/fat problems generally clear soon after stopping the medications. KH Read more »

Acute Infection - Degree of Symptoms

Dr. Wohl - Great work, please keep it up. You are a true beacon for all of us. My question is regarding the initial reaction to HIV (symptoms and their duration) and the long-term effects of this on fighting the virus. I have been unable to find any...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...HiI do not know of any data to suggest that the severity of one's symptoms during acute HIV infection predicts clinical course although it is an interesting idea.Part of the problem is that acute HIV infection is often missed so Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...HIV-positive people. Women are at higher risk for developing anemia than men. If left untreated, anemia is strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an increased risk of death. Fortunately, the effects of anemia can be greatly... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Too Smart for Our Own Good

...How many suffer from irreversible side effects? How many of those people have only suffered from the effects of treatment, not HIV disease? How many wasted the very valuable benefit that HAART offers because they followed guidelines based solely... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facts About Recent HIV/AIDS Treatment Advances and the Implications for Prevention

...people. because of the high costs, these therapies are not widely available in developing countries where over 90% of new HIV infections are occurring. Fighting the epidemic globally will require more cost-effective solutions. these drugs... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Shreds of Evidence

...were their treatment recommendations. The clinical trials networks should have geared up in 1996 to undertake studies of the long-term effects of these treatments. Large, randomized, strategy studies should have been designed. New cohort studies... Read more »