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Ways To Treat Encephalopathy

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Encephalopathy treatment?

I'm 48 yrs old and have been positive since 81 (by history) with no incidence of OIs. During the last 7 years I have been on three different cocktails. Recent testing shows that I am resistant to all NRTIs, however with Sustiva/Viread/Epivir...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The answer to your question is not clear. We do know that maintaining an undetectable viral load is the best predictor of non-progression of encephalopathy. People with high viral loads (especially with high CSF viral loads) are more likely to have... Read more »

Hiv encephalopathy

I am a long term surivior 12 years with Hiv. I have been diagonosed with HIV encephalopathy. In... Read more »

Am I treating him the right way?

I apologize if you have already answered this but I did not find it on the Q & A list. Anyway,... Read more »
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