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Recent Developments In Hiv Treatment

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: Guidelines Outline HIV/AIDS Treatment Strategies; Study Examines Access to Treatment; Essay Discusses Fighting AIDS in Developing Countries

"The Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents ": HHS on Saturday released revised guidelines for HIV treatment in adults and adolescents that include changes in recommendations concerning when to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Recent Developments in AIDS Drug Research, Access

Several drug makers announced developments in HIV/AIDS treatments intended to increase drug access in developing countries. Summaries of recent news articles appear below. GlaxoSmithKline and Boehringer Ingelheim on Monday announced that the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Scientific Progress in Developing New HIV/AIDS Interventions

Kaitlin Christenson, coalition director for the Global Health Technologies Coalition, "reflects on recent progress made by the scientific community in developing new interventions to combat HIV/AIDS as a result of leadership from the U.S.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

recent sero conversion and when to begin treatment

I had a negative HIV test April 18th, followed by a positive test May 5th which was confirmed by Western Blot. I was very ill for 5 days when I had the first test with flu like symptoms, sore throat, and swollen glands but no fever. My doctor...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Based on what you have outlined it sounds like you had seroconverted by May 5th and the symptoms of primary HIV infection occurred about 3 weeks before that. A viral load of 107,000 is not out of range for this May 5th time point. Very high viral... Read more »

recent sero conversion and when to begin treatment

I had a negative HIV test April 18th, followed by a positive test May 5th which was confirmed by Western Blot. I was very ill for 5 days when I had the first test with flu like symptoms, sore throat, and swollen glands but no fever. My doctor...
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
Sounds like this was a recent seroconversion given the 2 test results. Early treatment has not conclusively been determined to affect long term outcome. It certainly will turn off viral replication and preserve immune function to a greater degree... Read more »

recent sero conversion and when to begin treatment

I had a negative HIV test April 18th, followed by a positive test May 5th which was confirmed by Western Blot. I was very ill for 5 days when I had the first test with flu like symptoms, sore throat, and swollen glands but no fever. My doctor...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
It's not possible to estimate the duration of infection from the level of the viral load and CD4 cell count. Usually the viral load values are quite high with a recent infection (often one million or more), but the range is fairly wide, and... Read more »

recent atripla treatment

does sun exposure cause out breaks on checks or facial area....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seen or heard much about sun sensitivity caused by one of the components of Atripla though that is possible and some pxs independent of HIV or treatment develop a sensitivity to sun exposure. KH... Read more »
Connect With Others

recent news on late seroconversion: read last line

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.thebody.com/confs/retro2006/wilkin1.html


Morpeth et al also described a single unusual case in which an individual did not develop an antibody response for one year after first having a viral load of more than 10 million copies/mL. This... Read more »

Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw.

Posted by lifepart2, 6 Replies
I tested positive on March 30. I was having some routine blood work done and on a whim asked for HIV test as well. Rest of the stuff turned out good, HIV test not so good.

My family doctor told me that my numbers are very good (low), but didn't... Read more »

currently pregnant/recently gave birth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing a story for the magazine HIV plus (hivplusmag.com) on the options available and optimal treatments for HIV-positive individuals who are choosing to have children. I am interested in speaking with women who recently gave birth... Read more »

RECENT STUDY ORAL SEX & HIV INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
"UTMB Study Explains Why Oral Sex Unsafe in Age of HIV"
Houston Chronicle Online (02/03/00); Hopper, Leigh
New research from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston shows the reason why oral sex is unsafe as a way to avoid HIV.... Read more »