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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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Brief treatment interruption with Atripla OK? (STRUCTURED TREATMENT INTERUPRTIONS) (STRATEGIC TREATMENT INTERUPRTIONS)

Hi,First I want to say what a valuable and informative resource this website is. My question is this: I would like to take a brief, supervised treatment interruption of approx. 6 weeks in order to travel without having to bring my HAART meds with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would very strongly advise against a supervised (or unsupervised) treatment interruption (STI). We now have several well-designed long-term clinical trials that have consistently found that STIs, particularly in situations like yours (previous... Read more »

Treatment of Polineuropati after treatment Alluvia

Dear, I am MD from Hospital in Indonesia. I have a patient 60 years old with Toxoplasmosis HIV with 3 years treatment.Since one years ago we gave alluviareatment, but now the patient has polineuropati and weakness of body. What do you opinion about...
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 don't think there is any harm in providing acupuncture treatment for this condition. There is some data to suggest it may be effective.... Read more »

Starting treatment after years of non-treatment

My friend has been hiv-positive for sixteen years; he has never had treatment, and his white blood cell count is now virtually non-existant. Would treatment now extend his healthy life expectancy?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In most cases your friend will experience significant-sometimes dramatic-benefit from starting on effective treatment. The benefits include not getting sick with an AIDS-related problem and a much longer life. It is recommended that he/she go to a... Read more »

Treatment on the Right Path?Treatment on the Right Path?

I began treatment with Reyataz, Truvada, Norvir in April, 2005. Before treatment cd4 was 70 (7%). My most recent labs on November 4 were cd4 of 133 (13.3%). May I ask your opinion on the efficacy of this treatment? It seems like my cd4 is not rising...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If you were a stock, I would sell you. This is a nice rise. Recognize that your CD4 cells have been beaten to a pulp for who knows how many years. As one over-achiever to another, I applaud your ambitiousness but, a 90% increase in your CD4 cells... Read more »
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Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel

The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »

starting treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I need to choose my first treatment for HIV. Iwas diagnosed last year. Probably I have it for five years. I need to start thinking of treatment as my cd count is around 250 and I don't want to wait too much longer. My viral load is around 40,ooo. I... Read more »

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin HIV Treatment

Posted by bartleby
Before you commit to starting treatment, you need to know the who, what, when, where and why of it all. Here are 10 questions you should ask yourself before starting HIV treatment. we touch upon preparation, regimens, side effects and expectations.... Read more »

Picking treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have to pick my treatment now (positive for 8 years and only now do I need treatment cause viral load went up and tcells went down)and I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions for first choice of therapy...I heard sustiva with two nrtis would be... Read more »