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What Impact Does Hiv Treatment Have Today

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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Stopping Treatment Resistance Testing Taking Care of Yourself What Are the Treatment Guidelines? A branch of the US government, called the Department of Health and HumanServices (DHHS), has put together a set of HIV treatment guidelines. Theguidelines provide a lot of useful information to help health care providersand HIV+ people make decisions about when to start, when to stop, and when tochange HIV medications. It also helps...
Ask the Experts

Treatment change and decrease in CD4%

Hi Dr,I am from the Uk and 4 months ago I changed from a regime of Combivir and Sustiva to Atripla. During the 9 years on that combination I have always been undetectable and my Cd4 has been at around 900-1000, my Cd4 % being between 23 and, in...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...confirmed that the percentage is declining it might be prudent to initiate a work up for the % drop unrelated to any change in your HIV treatment. ThanksJoe Read more »

treatment for 15 months old??

Dr.my son is 15 months old.we had DNA PCR done which says hiv positive.Should i retest to confirm or should i wait for him to turn 18 months to get antibody test to confirm??when is the treatment started in such young children?is it the same system...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...noticed a whitish yellow drop from my nipple on squeezing. Q why is there pain underarms?what should i do? Q should i start hiv treatment? Q what kind of doctor should i go to for painunderarms and nipple discharge? Q what should i do for me and... Read more »

Indeterminate HIV Western Blot Test

Dr. Frascino:I tested positive about 10 years ago when I was treated for non-pcp pneumonia. At that time I do not know if a western blot test was performed or not. However, I do know that I had a detectable viral load and a low t-cell count. at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...comfortable with a health care provider who only talks about test results. The more comfortable you are with their approach to HIV treatments, the easier it will be for you to get the kind of health care you want. Talk to providers and their... Read more »

Viral Load Increase (CHOOSING AN HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Hi, I was diagnosed June of 2009 with HIV with a high viral load, and right away they put me on medication because I was extremely fatigued, and I quickly became undetectable. Once I started the medication, it totally jump started my immune system...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...comfortable with a health care provider who only talks about test results. The more comfortable you are with their approach to HIV treatments, the easier it will be for you to get the kind of health care you want. Talk to providers and their... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...schedule. If you do not take your drugs correctly, it can cause problems that may lead to an increased viral load. One goal of HIV treatment is to keep viral load levels as low as possible for as long as possible. This gives you the best chance... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...the medical problems facing HIV-positive people have more to do with diseases of aging than HIV-related illnesses. Starting HIV treatment before your CD4 cell count falls to 350 cuts the risk of HIV-related and non-HIV-related illnesses. Recent... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...reported ever being tested for HIV. 10 In hopes of strengthening HIV prevention efforts and maximizing the efficacy of treatment for HIV-positive individuals, the CDC published new recommendations in September 2006 that all adults aged 13-64... Read more »
Project Inform

Making Decisions About Therapies

...approaches, be aware of false and misleading medical information and claims about therapies. When you're reading about HIV and HIV treatments, consider the source of the information. Pharmaceutical companies that market HIV therapies have an... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...(mentally) so much better. I simply wish I could actually like my face and body again. So I guess my questions are, is there treatment for HIV wasting when you are not on ARV meds? And, what are some of your experiences fighting and managing... Read more »

Is there a Financial Impact to having HIV?

Posted by westernbear69, 1 Reply
...Just wondering what the financial impact of having hiv is in The USA. I have noticed that a few of the posts from The USA talk a lot about the financial impact. Being Read more »

tabacco?

Posted by Anonymous
...are believed to be infected with HIV, 25m of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 40,000 people in the UK are receiving treatment for HIV. However, it is estimated a further 20,000 are infected but do not know it. What treatments are... Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I read in the spanish forum about a questions posed to "Dr. Santana" in the ask the experts section (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SpanishTreatment/Archive/LaPrueba/Q172788.html). Here the good doctor advises that if co infected with hepatitis,... Read more »