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Pros And Cons Of Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This
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...what are the pros and cons of hiv retrivirals
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine on treatment and then click on side effects and complications. There is way too much information for me to discuss all the pros and cons in this forum. If you have specific questions after reading about the complications of therapy, let me... Read more »

Yellow Fever

Is it safe to have a yellow fever vaccination if you're HIV+? I am on Combivir and Nevirapine x two and a half years with an undetectable viral load and a CD4 count of 195 (last July) and otherwise relatively fit.thanks
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...against use of the yellow fever vaccine which is a live attenuated virus. If exposure seems highly likely you should discuss the pros and cons with your HIV doc.KH Read more »

Your reasoning about when to start HAARt

As someone who is also considering starting HAART after my CD4 has dropped from 620 when i was diagnosed a year ago to 380 now, I read your response on August 21 "when to start HAART' with interest and confusion. You seem to imply the only reason...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine for the next several years. Tracking the changes in CD4/RNA level over time while providing good education about the pros and cons of HIV therapy and managing other medical problems well is often a prudent options for persons with high... Read more »

HIV infected living longer?

Hello I am 25 years old and was diagnosed 2 months ago, and I was recently infected about 6 months ago. I have no clue about this diseases and everyday I learn more. My first tought was that I was going to die in the next 2-3 years. My CD4 counts...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...until the CD4 count is under 350. Here is a link to the DHHS guidelines which contain an informative discussion regarding the pros and cons of HIV therapy. The rationale for the 350 CD4 cell threshold is also discussed. AHF is AIDS Healthcare... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...significant side effects. These treatments also tend to be expensive, so it is important that people who have HPV discuss the pros and cons of treatment with a doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

In Clinical Trial, Vaginal Gel PRO 2000 Found "Safe but Ineffective" at Preventing HIV Infection

... A vaginal gel designed to protect women against HIV "was found to be safe but ineffective" in a clinical trial, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a study Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in... Read more »
The Body PRO

Human Trial of Vaginal Microbicide Gel PRO 2000 Finds Some Level of HIV Protection

... My name is Salim Abdool Karim. I am Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, and Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University Read more »
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Wohooo! (My result and message)...

Posted by rescuemepliz, 1 Reply
...sexually active,PLEASE always make it a point to use protection and use it the right way. Get as informed as you can about sex,its pros and cons and above all,get informed about HIV/AIDS. Too often we think we know everything there is to know... Read more »

Getting Pregnant

Posted by orange01, 2 Replies
...I am looking for advice. My boyfriend and I are HIV +. We have been talking about the possiblity of having a baby. I am taking atripla and he is not on any meds right now. I Read more »

Hiv+ & Preg 2nd time, doubts on method delivery

Posted by MoonDreamer, 2 Replies
I'm pregnant with my second child, which was planned, and while my first was a c-section now I have the option of a vaginal birth. I really would love to try it this time and was going to fight my doc about it but he surprised me by saying he is... Read more »

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
...a mis padres... mi mama sospecha que algo anda mal, supongo que es basicamente por mis cambios de humor y asiduas visitas a profesionales medicos. Mi padre reacciona hasta casi indiferente... pero me preocupa mi madre. No quiero causarles... Read more »