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What Are The Best Medicines To Start For HIV Infection

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Ask the Experts

When should HIV infected patient start taking medicine?

Good afternoon doctor, a close relative of mine was recently diagnosted as HIV positive. She informed the family that her doctor said she did not have to start taking medicine yet. I am concerned she may be in denial and lying. Could that be...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...The current guidelines suggest to start HIV treatment if either one has symptoms of HIV infection or if one's CD4 count is below 500 cells/mm3. Some studies have even suggested that it might be appropriate to start when the Read more »

Please help me to find out if I have got infected by HIV

Hi Robert, Could you please help me out. I had sex with a sex worker(unknown HIV status) with... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We Never Thought This Would Happen: Transitioning Care of Adolescents With Perinatally Acquired HIV Infection From Pediatrics to Internal Medicine

...identified potential barriers to transitioning care were: (1) families' negative perceptions of and experiences with stigma of HIV disease, which undermined the desire to meet new providers; (2) perceived and actual lack of autonomy - pediatric... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by HIV-Infected Outpatients in Ontario, Canada

...The term complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) has been used to denote a wide variety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies. The most cited definition of CAM Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
Connect With Others

how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 3 Replies
I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn STDROmance.com Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...T-cell counts of 1,000 or more.) In addition, the definition includes 26 clinical conditions that affect people with advanced HIV disease. Most of these conditions are opportunistic infections that generally do not affect healthy people. In... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...whole host of reasons. Have you always, always, always been completely 100% safe? Think of it this way Ricky: half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. are in young adults aged 13-24. Young people who think they are in love (and not really at... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...O'Reilly Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129-0916 Telephone: 415-561-6720 Educational resources for physicians on the management of HIV disease Newsletters and magazines GMHC Treatment Issues 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 Telephone:... Read more »