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HIV Treatment Guidelines

What Are the Treatment Guidelines? Treatment Goals When to Start Treatment? What to Start With? Changing or Stopping Treatment Resistance Testing Taking Care of Yourself What Are the Treatment Guidelines? A branch of the US government, called the Department of Health and HumanServices (DHHS), has put together a set of HIV treatment guidelines. Theguidelines provide a lot of useful information to help health care...
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Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us with HIV... Read more »

Tired (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob.2 weeks ago i had a routine blood test whch gave low neutrophile counts 1.200 X mm3 an d low Hb 11 and Hematocrit of 34 I got concerned and had an HIV test, this came back positive. My viral load is 6.000 and my CD4 257, the Dr says I must...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Paco,I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. If indeed your CD4 count is in the middle-250 range, I would strongly suggest you begin combination antiretroviral therapy without delay. Since this was your first test, if possible I would... Read more »

Different Answers by different Docs (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

Ok, this isn't a safe-sex question. I've read many of your replies to people and respect your wisdom. My CD-4 has been 800 to 1,000 this year and VL not above 24,000. It has been a big decision whether to start meds. I've had 2 different docs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The reason you have gotten several different opinions on when to start combination antiretroviral therapy is that we really don't know the exact answer! If you were to follow the published recommended guidelines for when to begin treatment, you... Read more »

should I start med with 8ooo vdl (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

I have been recently diagnose hiv My wife tested neg I would like to know should I begin med now with vidal 856 or waituntil they go down
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've addressed this topic numerous times. See below.Dr. BobTired (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)May 31, 2009 Hi Dr Bob. 2 weeks ago i had a routine blood test whch gave low neutrophile counts 1.200 X mm3 an d low Hb 11 and Hematocrit of 34 I got... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Metabolic Problems Treatments Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment Interruptions

What Are Treatment Interruptions? What Are the Risks? The Bottom Line What Are Treatment Interruptions? Researchers have studied interruptions of antiretroviral therapy for various reasons. These treatment interruptions are usually... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Conversation Topics Needed......

Posted by daisy07, 1 Reply
Just wondering what are some of the issues that people in our condition are deeling with? Is is dating with dual diagnosis...or rasing children....having sex with out disclosing status....? What are some things that we could talk about in this... Read more »

30 months ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Entire Site Articles/Fact Sheets Ask the Experts Conference Coverage Strategies for Treatment- Experienced HIVers Choosing Your Meds Drug Resistance and Staying Undetectable Fatigue and Anemia Fusion Inhibitors ... Read more »

*off topic* Kitty

Posted by IzPoZ, 4 Replies
You know, I've grown used to being alone, going to bed alone... you know, the whole nine yards. Last night, as I laid down to go to sleep, something touched my nose (my eyes were closed) and scared the living daylights out of me. It was my damned... Read more »