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What Happen When Arvs Stop

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Can stop ARV

I am on AZT,3TC with EFV back from 6th of December, 2005 as well co infected HCV now the Jaundice symptoms seems found out and deed a LFT all the require test if I would have to stop my ARV what would be the side effect if not then alternative to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If I understand correctly, you found out that these medications may cause jaundice or you have developed jaundice on ARV.If you have developed jaundice, my first approach is to get a liver biopsy to see if you have underlying advanced liver disease.... Read more »

Stopping ARV treatment

In 2002 I started ARV treatment when my CD4 was lower than 200.Afer different ARV that I used I am... Read more »

Stop ARV

Is there any problem when replacing ARV treatment with alternative treatment?... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tanzania Investigating Circulation of Fake HIV Drugs, Stops Local ARV Production

BBC News reports on an investigation into the circulation of fake HIV drugs in Tanzania, writing, "Analysts say there is concern about the quality of locally made drugs given widespread corruption in political circles in the East Africa nation."... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Congo Health Ministry Confirms No ARVs Currently Available in Country, IRIN Reports

IRIN examines the availability of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in Congo, reporting that Germain Cephas Ewangui, chair of the Pan African Association Thomas Sankara (APTS), told the news agency there are no ARVs currently available in the country.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

ARV Progress in India

What is the situation for access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in India now? In April, the government started giving free ARV drugs in six high prevalence states in India, but only a few people are getting them so far. They are focusing on high... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Less Expensive ARV Combination Just as Effective for Women in Developing Countries as Costlier ARVs, Study Shows

A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston shows that the less-expensive antiretroviral nevirapine, when used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), is as effective as a more expensive combination among... Read more »
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When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral) drive

Originally, it seemingly appeared that anyone infected with HIV would progress to disease and die. This has long since been realized to no longer be true. We have individuals all over the... Read more »

Ok - Now what happens

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
So I have moved through all the stages without drinking or killing myself. Guilt, Sadness, Anger, Remorse and now Acceptance. I am sure I moved through others, but I just dont care about those ones.. Me and My Husband are pos. We are seeing... Read more »

So what happens AFTER ARS symptoms...???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Say someone contracts HIV. They have (or maybe even don't have) the ARS symptoms. Those pass. Then what???

Things don't linger do they?? Symptoms don't come and go after that?

Does a person HAVE any other symptoms after ARS?? Or do they go back to... Read more »