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Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of continuing without medication. Can a person within their first year of HIV encounter significant medical issues, if so, what might they be? Currently my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The current threshold for recommending starting antiretroviral therapy in the US for asymptomatic patients is a CD4 count < 350. There is yet no consensus as to whether it is overall benefical to start ART at higher CD4 counts partly since short... Read more »

Flu Vaccine Pros and Cons

What do you think: How necessary do you think it is that someone with HIV get a flu vaccine? Should... Read more »

Should I start treatment? Pros/cons of two suggested treatments

Dear Dr.I have been living with HIV for almost a year. I am sure I got infected last summer, and I... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mumbai, India, Police Dept. Mandates HIV Testing, Creates AIDS Awareness Program After 450 Officers Test HIV-Positive

The Mumbai, India, police department has decided to make it mandatory for all of its 38,000 constables, officers and inspectors to undergo HIV testing every six months after discovering that hundreds of the city's police officers are HIV-positive,... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HIV/AIDS Update --Take the Test / Take Control: National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, promoting testing as an important strategy to prevent and control transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. The Food and Drug Administration is joining other federal... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Home HIV Testing -- The Good and the Bad

Recently a new option for HIV testing became available. You can now takethe HIV test at home. However, home testing is not for everyone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved HIV home tests are as accurateas the antibody tests done in... Read more »
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Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
Hey guys. Have a dr. apptmnt monday and may do a home access, what do u think? Oh and my fave guy om the Body wrote me, made me feel a lil better. check it out!!

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Need help with testing from the pros

Posted by Anonymous
I had a recent exposure (unprotecd vaginal and oral) with a woman of unknown status. I want to get tested but I'm not sure which route to choose and how long to wait. I have talked with several testing facilities and my doctor and I'm still confused... Read more »

testing for HIV Aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
m 21 yr old, i resently had an incident which exposed me to ghonorea. got treated n m very much ok but was so worried i could have contracted AIDS as well. have been tested n i tested Negative. but the tester said HIV Aids virus may not appear... Read more »

Testing for AIDS HIV and other STDs

Posted by Anonymous
Getting tested for the standard STD clinic tests works better than just getting one test because the tests are cross indicators. Often people with an STD have more than one infection.


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