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Treatment For Hiv Positive Substance Abuser

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Dear Dr., I am an adult gay male with seven months sobriety, recovering from addiction to crystal meth. Througout my six years of active addiction my T cell count was anywhere from 800 to 450. Now with seven months clean which includes eating 3...
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
...I believe it is of paramount importance that you start HIV treatment when you are ready, regardless of CD4 count. One of the biggest problems we face is starting meds in people who will not remain Read more »


Dear Dr. Pierone,I am an adult gay male with seven months sobriety, recovering from addiction to... Read more »

HIV medication question

Hi there...I was just wondering if it's normal for an HIV doctor to not prescribe HIV medication? ... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Keeping an Eye on HIV Treatment: From Substance Abuse to Side Effects

...Every effort should be made to help HCV-infected drinkers stop. Recent outbreaks of hepatitis D infection have been noted among drug abusers, with a fatality rate of 5 percent. When people infected with hepatitis B also become infected with... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to... Read more »
Project Inform

The Rationale for TLC+, and Project Inform's Position on When to Start HIV Treatment

...approach from the "Test & Treat" model developed by Granich, which proposed that achieving nearly universal HIV testing and treatment for HIV-positive people would improve the health outcomes of South Africans and nearly eliminate new infections.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Availability of HIV-Related Health Services in U.S. Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Because alcohol and drug abuse heightens adolescents' risk of becoming infected with HIV, "substance abuse treatment programs for youths may represent an important site of HIV prevention," the authors wrote. In the current study, they explored the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Have a positive HIV treatment story?

Posted by HIVstories
Are you currently taking HIV medication and want to share your positive treatment story with others? Compensation will be provided to those whose stories are selected. Go to to find out more. Read more »

Tested positive on Saturday

Posted by LightningJynx, 6 Replies
So, yeah, I tested positive on Saturday afternoon, 6/14/08 approx 1:35 pm. It was a shock, just like it was for everyone, but not completely unexpected. I've been stupid in the past and now I'm "suffering" for my mistakes. Granted, don't get me... Read more »

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Job title: HIV Clinical Care Coordinator Job Site: Ryan Center Organization Brief overview: The Ryan Center is an independent not-for-profit community health center serving the health care needs of residents of Northern Manhattan for more than... Read more »

Substance Abuse Counselor Arizona

Posted by Anonymous
Phoenix Shanti Group Substance Abuse Counselor Treatment team member providing group/individual substance abuse/mental health services in small ASO. Bilingual preferred. Salary negotiable. Educ/experience required. EOE Phoenix , arizona ... Read more »