What Are Limitations Of Haart

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cd4 and HAART

I know there is no way to tell what cd4 count was prior to infection with HIV. However, I was wondering if HAART will increase cd4 count above preinfection level? In other words does taking HAART continue to raise your cd4 counts or will it reach a...
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
HIV treatment could raise your CD4 count to preinfection levels, but that usually requires a fairly high CD4 count at the time you are starting treatment. We don't have a lot of data to know how often this occurs. The average increase after starting... Read more »

Why does virus not die out under HAART

Hi there, I did start the standard medication norvir+prezista+truvada when my doctor sais "It does... Read more »


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Abstract 5: Cervicovaginal and Plasma HIV-1 Viral Load Among HIV-infected Women on HAART and Non-HAART Therapy

...Immunologically, 24% had a CD4 count 500 cells/mL. Regarding antiretroviral therapy, 29% were on no treatment, 35% were on non-HAART antiretroviral therapy, and 36% were on HAART. The lower limit of detection for the NASBA assay was 400... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

OI Prophylaxis and Treatment in the Era of HAART

...syndrome. Fortunately, many of these infections can be prevented. The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and protease inhibitors has resulted in improved survival and decreased hospitalizations in persons with advanced... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

HAART Turns 10

...Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART), or combination therapy, is nearly ten years old. The first protease inhibitor, Invirase® (saquinavir hard gel capsule), was Read more »
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Cost Benefit and Outcomes of HAART

...epoetin alpha is linked to improved survival. A key question is how the widespread use of highly active retroactive therapy (HAART) has affected the prevalence of anemia in HIV-positive individuals. Drs. Mildvan and Creagh, et al. undertook the... Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188 deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period. Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was recently infected and I was wondering for people that have been using HAART, What is your personal opinion about the treatment? How long do you think that we will have to use it? Please, let me know. Read more »

Pancreatitis from HAART

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For the last month, I have been battling acute pancreatitis and metastatic hemangiomas brought on by videx, dapsone and norvir in combination. The symptoms are debilitating abdominal pain, fever, and weigh loss. Mine started as a mild stomach ache... Read more »