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What Happens During First Month Of Hiv

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My bf failed his first cocktail, what will happen?

Hi Dear Doctor, my boyfriend failed his first cocktail, i am very very afraid, I dont know what will happen with him, he is a very good person, his first cocktail was Trizivir, norvir, aptivus, he started on octuber last year,(he was...
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
I don't think this as severe as you think. If there is failure of the HIV meds, it usually is not that all of them fail. A resistance test should be done to determine which meds are still active and which meds the virus has become resistant to.... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »

Im HIV positive and scared about whats happening to me

I dont know whats happening to me, I've been positive for 6 months and i had thought my sero... Read more »

The First Man to Be Cured of AIDS: An Update on the Amazing Story -- This Month in HIV

[Editor's Note: Since we conducted and posted this interview in 2009, there have been many developments in the story of Timothy Ray Brown, formerly known only as the "Berlin patient." In addition to this article, we encourage you to read "Tentative... Read more »

My First Pill: Starting HIV Treatment for the First Time

@import url(/css/southern.css); Share Your Stories My First Pill: Starting HIV Treatment for the First Time --> About This Series: Whether it was AZT or Atripla, the 1980s or the 2010s, a person living with HIV who is on treatment always... Read more »

My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now

Aaron Laxton I am simply a guy who on June 6, 2011, received the news that more than 33 million people have received: I am HIV positive. I decided in that moment to record the journey that I was embarking on so that I might help others as they... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Research Update: What Ever Happened to the Thai HIV Vaccine?

In 2009, it was announced that the first successful HIV vaccine, the Thai vaccine, had been identified. At the time, this news was greeted with both excitement and skepticism, but we haven't heard much about it since. What happened to the vaccine?... Read more »
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Tested positive one month ago....first labs

Posted by newpozguy, 3 Replies
Hi all,

Back on October 10th I tested postive for HIV. My HIV test had actually been prompted by other traumatic events in my life that I won't go into here, but let's say that 2006 has been an awful year for me. At any rate, I am very scared as I... Read more »

Infections in first 3 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

2 days after unprotected sex with a Female colleague I had the flu, 6 weeks later I had a stomch bug followed by another a week later and then a cold the following week. Would this happen if my immune systems was weak following HIV infection.... Read more »

One month on medication---first test results

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everyone,
I've been on the sustiva/truvada combo for one month.
My t-cells went from 248 to 354 and my viral load went from 39,000 to 83. My doctor says this is good. I guess I just want to hear from others with more treatment experience what they... Read more »

First Six Months

Posted by Leonardo, 9 Replies
Hi Folks,

I'm in my sixth month of being HIV positive, and I would like to share some reflections, which I hope will be helpful to the newly diagnosed.

Six months ago, I took news of my status like a death. I crumbled and couldn't pick myself up for... Read more »