Stopping Hiv Meds

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Ask the Experts

stopping HIV meds

what happens when a person stops taking HIV medications permanently?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...fully suppressed (undetectable). Once virus is shut down the body can start to recover and the CD4 cell count will increase. If meds are stopped, the virus will break out (will no longer be suppressed) and the viral load will come back up in the... Read more »

Stopping HIV meds

I would like to voluntarily stop my HIV medications because I feel that I've had enough of the... Read more »

I stopped taking my HIV Meds

A series of misfortunes made me depressed and I also changed doctors. After my last doctors meeting... Read more »
Articles
ACRIA and GMHC

HIV and Inflammation: A New Threat

...answer this, we can look at the SMART study, one of the first to reveal this effect. In this study, people who stopped their HIVmeds when their CD4 count rose above 350 had higher rates of AIDS-defining opportunistic infections and non-AIDS... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

The Meds and Me

...Epivir, Zerit, and Ziagen. Although I was not sick, my CD4 count was lower than the doctors liked to see, so they put me on meds. I had never been sick until I began taking HIV medications. I was doing fine for a while, but then I started... Read more »
Project Inform

A Common Blood Product Called IVIG May Help Clear the HIV Reservoir

...Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The IVIG therapy was successful and was stopped, after which the individual went on to stop his HIVmeds as well. His viral load stayed undetectable for several months after stopping his HIV regimen, with a return in... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, May 4, 2010

...treatment. My side effects -- including fatigue, chronic headaches, dizziness and memory loss -- are no longer manageable. Is stopping HIV meds my only option? More Questions About HIV/AIDS Treatment & Side Effects: A Few Tips on HIV Med... Read more »