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What Can Haart Do

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Italian Doctors Find That HAART-users May Get Different Infections Than Non-HAART-users

The use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has dramatically reduced the appearance of many AIDS-related infections and deaths in people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) who are able to tolerate and adhere to such therapy. HAART, however, is not a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HAART Reduces Inflammation in the Blood But ...

HAART generally reduces the production of HIV, allowing the immune system to begin repairing itself. As a result, the number of important CD4+ T-cells in the blood increases and these and other cells of the immune system regain their ability to... Read more »

The Impact of HAART on Rates and Types of Hospitalizations

Poster session abstracts 179-184, 198, 205-206, 257 The impact of HAART on rates and types of hospitalizations was addressed by numerous groups in the US, Canada and Europe. Viewed together, these studies reported a 50% reduction in hospitalization... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HAART with antioxidant

Dear DoctorIm curently on HAART treatment:KIVEXA(Abacavir and Lamivudine) and efavirenz for a month already.Recently I bought a suppplemnt of L-glutathione,Alpha Lipoic Acid and Ascorbic Acid.Will these supplement intefere with my HAART treatment...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Though formal studies lacking most patients can safely take those supplements with Kivexa and efavirenz without significant interactions. Your HIV provider should be aware of use of other medications or supplements so that unusual reactions can be... Read more »


What is HAART?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
HAART stands for Highly Active AntiRetroviral Therapy which typically involves use of several potent antiretrovirals in combination.BJBrooks Jackson, M.D.... Read more »

Lowering HAART Induced Cholesterol

Hi, Since going on a HAART regime of Videx EC, Crixivan, Combivir and Norvir, I have experienced increases in cholesterol and triglycerides. We first tried 20 mg. of Pravachol which had no effect. For five weeks, I have been on an increased dosage...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Atorvastatin is usually more effective in this setting partly due to the fact that atorvastatin levels may be increased by the PIs (esp Norvir). I would recommend starting on a lower dose of atorvastatin (ie 20 mg). Fenofibrate maybe effective at... Read more »

constant loose stool since starting HAART

I started on HAART a month ago, taking reyataz boosted w/norvir, viread, and epzicom, my t-cell count was 97 when i started and had a crypto infection that has since been cleared, still taking 1200mg's a week, plus a septra 800mgs/day....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. As a general rule one need not tolerate constant side effects from HIV medications. During an initial transitional period it is ok to monitor side effects to see if they subside. But at some point ongoing side effects... Read more »
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Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply

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.

Thank you in advance for all your... Read more »

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 conditions Deaths from... 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 »

HAART in Blood vs. Tissue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Medscape, a physician Web site, published this month a study on "HIV" detection in blood vs. tissue. This highly technical paper basically says in patients taking HAART with no detectable viral load, they found plenty of HIV DNA and RNA in rectal... Read more »