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What Are The Consequences Of Not Treating Hiv?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Can Have Severe Consequences, Especially for Women: Robinson

While several high-profile speakers at the 16th International AIDS Conference have called for routine opt-out HIV testing in hard-hit countries, this could produce unintended negative consequences especially for women, said Mary Robinson, former... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Late HIV Diagnosis: Predictors, Costs, Consequences, and Solutions

Table of Contents Introduction CDC Says Test Everyone (Almost) Late HIV Diagnosis: Numbing Numbers Harbingers of Belated Diagnosis or Presentation How Much Does Late Diagnosis Cost -- and Who Pays? Clinical Consequences of Late HIV... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HDAC Inhibitors and Their Possible Consequences

When HIV infects a cell of the immune system, a number of possibilities can occur. One pathway is that HIV takes over the cell and redirects the cell to make more copies of HIV. In other cases, HIV can infect a cell but stay dormant until the cell... Read more »
Ask the Experts

scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I'll certainly admit getting HIV tested can be anxiety provoking, it's important to note that when it comes to HIV, what you don't know can kill you. See below, and yes, by all means, take the test before your Mr.... Read more »

Possible Long term consequences for short term use of HIV drugs?

(Follow up question) Are there any long term or permanant damage from taking HIV meds for one week. Permanant DNA damage? Should I not have kids?Permanent bone marrow damage? Are my bones likley ok?Anything else?ThanksThanks...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Anti-HIV drugs interfere with DNA synthesis, so there is always the theoretical risk of cancers developing many years later in patients who are on long-term therapy. Also, there are some acute side effects that can develop while on shorter term... Read more »

How many days can I safely skip taking Atripla with no consequences?

Hello,I'm a 42 yo woman living in the UK. I've been diagnosed HIV+ in October 2009, and started Atripla immediately. A year on, I've got from CD4 127 to 194 and VL undetectable from 86,500. Thankfully the treatment is supplied free of...
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
Hopefully you have gotten your meds by now. Within a few days after stopping one can begin to see the viral load begin to increase. In almost all cases just restarting the meds will result in the viral load going back to undetectable. Sometimes... Read more »

consequences

what are the consequences of drug resistance in HIV patients?...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
It depends on the level of drug resistance, which can be minor, major or somewhere in between. In general though, acquiring drug resistance means that the response to the drug or drugs to which your virus shows resistance will not be as good as the... Read more »
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Lying about HIV status consequences?

Posted by John_Ortiz, 1 Reply
11 months ago I was cruising online and found this semi-attractive guy who claimed he was a bottom. I ended up meeting with this guy and asked him if he had any condoms with him, but he said no and I asked him if he was DDF and HIV- and he said yes... Read more »

Extremely mortified of the consequences

Posted by JustBreathOk, 2 Replies
Hello. First of all thanks for reading.

I am 19 years old living in the United States. On December 10th, 2013, I stupidly cheated on my girlfriend with a 20 some year old guy from Craigslist. I gave and recieved unprotected oral for about an hour. He... Read more »

The consequences of stress and not knowing...

Posted by giaobsession, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, hope all is well. I just wanted to let everyone know after years of putting myself at risk and worrying about the possibilty of being positive, I finally tested last week. It was negative. I found out on the same day that I was calling... Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »