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What Does The Start Of The Aids Virus Feel Like

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correct combination?the right time to start?Previous drug use and effect on the virus?

Hi,firstly wanna compliment you guys on what you are doing for hiv pos people info could result in longer lives.Was always in denial about the matter.I was tested Dec 2001 and recently had tests done where my Vl 22000 and CD4 227 my doctor put me on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Neil, thank you for your question.The combination that your doctors have chosen should be a very good one and recently studied in the Gilead Sciences 903 clinical trial. While d4T (Zerit) has fallen out of favor in the US because of a increased... Read more »

Dormant virus (NATURAL HISTORY)

Dr. Frascino, I am a HIV health educater and feel I pretty much have a handle on HIV and how it works. One thing that disturbs me is that I constantly hear about how a person can be HIV positive but it can lay dormant for a year before it can be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, you are not missing something. The natural history of untreated HIV infection is as follows: Viral transmission followed 2-3 weeks later by acute retroviral syndrome, which can last 2-3 weeks, followed by recovery and seroconversion over the... Read more »

Do you experience the virus as I do? It really sucks!

It makes a big difference, being HIV positive and ill most of the time (oh, man, do I get so incredibly ill so often!) have you there and to see your incredible courage in the face of this frickin' virus. I have maybe one or two good days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, are you sure you are indeed HIV-positive? Have you seen an HIV specialist? If not, you should. The reason I'm bringing this up is that you say you are "repeatedly positive by ELISA and WB and DNA testing," but you... Read more »

How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV-related cognitive dysfunction is much more common than many folks (including some HIV docs) realize. I'll post below some information about HIV-related cognitive impairment and other neuropsychiatric disorders. You could show this... Read more »
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When does this start to feel real

Posted by Stillnumb, 4 Replies
In reading these posts, i havent read anyone in my sitution. I cant be alone. I've been with my partner for 3 years. We don't live in the same state anymore - i was transfered 2 years ago. We've always been exculsive but because we're long distance... Read more »

My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
Hello Everyone,

I was diagnosed in March (still feel quite new to this) and looking for some advice.
My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus!

The day after , my doctor told me... Read more »

To start or not to start.........

Posted by ameoli, 3 Replies
Hello all ~

Brand new member here. My father was diagnosed just over a year ago, and has not yet started meds. Within that time he moved to another city, and found a new doc. The first doc told him to wait as long as possible before starting meds,... Read more »