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Undetectable Viral Loads Without HIV Meds

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HIV+, undetectable viral load, no meds

In July, 1999, a life insurance company tested me for HIV, and it came out positive on both an ELISA and Western Blot test. I do not think a confirmation test was done. My viral load was tested in July, 1999, at 634, and my CD4 was 525. My viral...
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
...First a western blot is a confirmatory test for HIV antibody screening tests. Hepatitis A will not cause a false positive HIV test. There can be fluctuations of both CD4 count and Read more »

recently infected with HIV and viral load is undetectable without meds

hi dr. frascino. i know this isn't the correct forum category for my situation, but in reading... Read more »

Crohns Meds,HIV,CD4Cells,Viral Load

My son has been HIV pos for 22 years. In 2002 he was dx with Crohn's. Was put on 6MP, had bone... Read more »
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Expert Panel Revises U.S. HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines; Recommends Starting HIV Meds Earlier

...country, and many HIV health care workers are likely to follow them. The guidelines themselves were revised by a panel of 30 HIV/AIDS experts from across the U.S. We'll summarize a few of the major changes in the revised guidelines below. A ... Read more »
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HIV Meds and Hospital Beds

...control it and not let HIV run free inside of me." -- Robert I wanted my third blog to be about my experience starting HIV/AIDS medication. When I was first diagnosed I was told time and time again that my counts were always good and I didn't... Read more »
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Moscow Times Examines How Drug Shortages in Russia Are Leading Doctors to Prescribe Replacement HIV/AIDS Meds to Patients

... In Russia, some patients living with HIV/AIDS, whose regular drug therapy was replaced by "another, less preferable drug," are bringing lawsuits against state-run treatment Read more »
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can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had some problems with depression, so my physician prescribed "Lexapro." I'm assuming that it should'nt be a problem w/ the meds I'm on already. I seem to be okay. Does anyone know anything about Lexapro? Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »