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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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Should I start treatment? Pros/cons of two suggested treatments

Dear Dr.I have been living with HIV for almost a year. I am sure I got infected last summer, and I have been monitoring my CD4/viral load level since January. I am currently living in the US, but I am not a resident and I may eventually need to go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For folks with counts similar to yours, there are no absolute rules for when to begin combination antiretroviral therapy. Many factors come into play: published guidelines; the potential benefit of decreasing HIV replication (viral load) and... Read more »

How do i do to tell my finance i'm HIV Positive

I have been on HIV meds for about a month now and every thing is fine with me but one that is disturbing me now is an old boy of mine is proposing married and i fine it difficult to disclose my status to him. Is it OK to go ahead to accept his...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You, of course, know the answer and it is that you must disclose your HIV status. For one, there is the golden rule and picture yourself in your partner's shoes. Would you not want and expect to be told the truth? Also, marriage is a... Read more »

Treatment - Pros and Con

I have been HIV+ for 12 plus years now. My only treatment (if this even qualifies) was in a phase III study on IL-2 and AZT in 1989/1990. My T-cell count has bounced around between 536 to 1,017. In Nov. '99 my t-cell count was 1,017 and as...
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
Time is definitely on your side. It would be helpful to know whether this decline in CD4 count is truly real, and therefore significant, or is just part of your natural variability. Serial viral loads would be helpful as well to know where you are... Read more »

PUNCION ACCIDENTAL CON SANGRE DE PACIENTE CON SIDA

En el servicio que trabajo una enfermera se punciona accidentalmente con aguja con sangre de paciente con sida. Inicia tratamiento antes de las dos horas con Stocrin agregnadose Combivir a continuacin, lo que le ha traido efectos secundarios como...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Estimado amig@: El "rash" o alergia muy posiblemente esat relacionado al Stocrin. Siempre y cuando el Rash no se convierta en uno extenso que incluya mucosas oral y genital (Stevens Johnson) entonces puede usar un curso corto 5-7 dias con... Read more »
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Dorma con el condn puesto

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hola, hermanos todos: s de su bondad y que no me dejarn solo en este mar de lgrimas que me est ahogando. Paso a mi caso. Sexo protegido 7 veces, chica diagnosticada recientemente VIH positiva. Por la carga viral y conteo Tcd4, est enferma desde hace... Read more »

un espacio para los vih negativos pero con sintoma

Posted by mariana, 10 Replies
estaremos frente a un virus desconocido? lean el post de aterrorizado...

estaremos ante un nuevo virus? ya somos muchos los que hemos postedos en diferentes foros de vih aids meds forum ( estoy infectado? ), yahoo respuestas ets,the body en espaol...... Read more »

Con dudas, ayuda por favor

Posted by seahawk, 3 Replies
Hola,

Les escribo para ver si alguien puede ayudarme con informacin ya que no encuentro lo que necesito.

Hace un mes estoy de novio con un chico hiv+, l se contagi hace 4 aos, y a los dos meses de comenzar con la medicacin se negativiz y hasta el da... Read more »