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Running Out Of Treatment Options Hiv

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...reasons or experiencing any of the other symptoms listed above, talk to your health care provider. He or she can run tests to determine if anemia is the problem. If so, your health care provider will look for the cause and suggest treatment options. Treating anemia improves the health and survival of HIV-positive people.
Ask the Experts

treatment for hiv

hi. i was just found i am +ve and my CD4 count is low 252 i am in toronto do you recommend any best treatment available in canada and is my CD4 counts can go up?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral drug regimen will be best for you. I also suggest you begin learning more about HIV, HIV monitoring tests and HIV treatment options. Begin by reading the "Just Diagnosed" chapter on The Body's homepage.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Merck integrase inhibitor

Dear Doctor,You wrote a couple of days ago that the Merck integrase inhibitor will be available shortly. As a treatment experienced hiver (+ since 1990) I would like to know what this med will offer in comparison to the already available...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...which your virus is susceptible to - may be an option for future therapy.As you know, many people with HIV are running out of treatment options. New drugs that work against resistant virus provides opportunities for long term control of HIV for... Read more »

NEWLY INFECTED

I HAVE BEEN POSITIVE SINCE MARCH 06, AND MY CD4 COUNT DROP TO 320 FROM 619 WITHIN 3 MONTHS. ALSO, MY VIRAL LOAD WENT UP FROM 25000 TO 255000. MY DOCTOR IS RECOMMENDING MEDS BUT I FEEL ITS TO EARLY ONLY INFECTED ABOUT A YEAR FROM LAST TEST RESULTS....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...shoes, the next important steps would also be to make sure that a resistance test has been run, then to discuss the potential treatment options with my HIV treater.Best of health to you. BY Read more »

Treatment Options

Hi,I had my quarterly appointment today and my VL is undetectable and my cd4s have been decreasing (from 860 down to 511) as well my percentage (form 41% to 32%), I have been in Atripla for almost three years now; previously to Atripla I was on...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The reason that many people recommend continuing Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine- which are 2 of the drugs in Atripla) for a few days after stopping Atripla is that the efavirenz (the 3rd drug in Atripla) hangs around longer after stopping. During... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition

Most Pharmaceutical Companies Receive Poor Grades on HIV/AIDS Drug Development Innovation, According to AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition Report Card

...expected to live close to a normal life span, the majority of pharmaceutical companies are not developing innovative, new long-term treatment options that offer improved efficacy, safety and tolerability when taken for decades, according to a ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

... You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive Getting Pregnant Staying Healthy While Pregnant HIV Treatment Options Other Treatments While Pregnant Delivery Your Baby's Health Breast-Feeding Building... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

...your questionsand address your concerns. If and when you decide to start, you and your health care provider willreview your treatment options. There are many HIV drugs to choose from. Thegoal is to pick a regimen that can fit into your... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB is a confirmatory test: it is only performed if an ELISA or rapid... Read more »
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My b-friend just found out he's got HIV

Posted by nomorerain, 4 Replies
...My b-friend just found out today he's HIV positive. He's been suspecting the + status for some time and has had simptoms of the acute infection (monolike syndrome). He's Read more »

THE PAIN BEHIND THE STIGMA

Posted by Anonymous
...from a time when there was no understanding and no treatment available to where we now have a much broader understanding and treatment options. It is the people who are HIV+ without discloser who are keeping the stigma alive and many may cause... Read more »

waiting for results...

Posted by Sal, 4 Replies
...Another symptom, I haven't read this any where, but when I rest it feels like my blood is boiling. Or there is some kind of poison running through in my legs and arms. I am very nervous and scared. I bought one of the OTC test and sent it in... Read more »

info

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...real and has been seen not just in this case but in other cases around the country. Drug-resistant HIV is a problem because treatment options become limited when the virus mutates and doesnt respond to multiple drugs and entire drug classes. For... Read more »