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Recent Treatments For HIV AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

In recent years, medical science has made great progress in our ability to successfully treat HIV infection and associated opportunistic infections (OIs). Wider use of medications for preventing tuberculosis, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP),... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: Newsletter on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Clinical Trials; Hepatitis C Treatment Program; Articles on AIDS Law, Vaccine Research

AIDSinfo E-News : The new, weekly e-mail newsletter from AIDSinfo, a service of HHS , offers updates on HIV/AIDS research, clinical trials, prevention and treatment (AIDSinfo, 2/18). Commitment to Community Program, National Alliance of State... Read more »
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 »
Ask the Experts

Considering the recent new treatments, when's the best time to begin treatment?

I've been HIV+ since late 1998 (diagnosed in January 1999.) I have NEVER been on any meds. I have been getting blood work done regularly to keep an eye on my health (below is a chart of my test dates, viral load, CD4%, CD4 Abs, CD8% and CD8...
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
An increase in CD8 count is a natural reaction to HIV infection. CD4 cells are the major cell infected and killed by HIV, and CD8 cells are the major cell that kills HIV. I don't like the trend in your CD4 count, particularly your CD4... Read more »

Recent HIV+ what can i expect from my treatment?

About a month ago i tested positive, my whole world crumbled and thats why i havent gone back, cause i was depressed and working was the only way to get my mind of it.Im wondering, what possible symptoms can i expect from treatment, ive heard that...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I'm sorry to hear about your recent test, please know that there are caring and non-judgmental places that you can receive support and medical care. While treatment is recommended for most people living with HIV,... 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 »
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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 »

hows this for a recent infection

Posted by c1no1, 3 Replies
i recently found out i was hiv+ and the entire ordeal has opened my eyes to so many things that i needed to make changes to in my life...i didnt truly get the positive result back until last week, however my story goes like this....one day i had a... Read more »

IN THE THROWS OF A RECENT DIAGNOSIS OF POSITIVE

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
WELL .,HERE i AM AT 52....having survived the first and second waves of HIV as a gay man in NYC in 1975-1983..and find myself now...in 2006 facing this disease ...like you all are.. I am a hep c survivor...took that treatment and tolerated it... Read more »

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 »