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What Is The Main Goal Of HIV Treatments

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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...drugs. You should also tell him or her if you are having any problems taking your HIV drugs on 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 of staying healthy. With effective HIV treatment regimens, viral load can be reduced to undetectable in...
Ask the Experts

HIV/Shingles & Postherpetic Neuralgia

This is a complicated disease for us to understand and we are still in shock over his diagnosis. Prior to our meeting I had read that AIDS classification is when a patient has a CD4 count <200. When I heard his count was 468, I was thrilled. I...
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
...My responses are only through this mechanism.1. Yes.2. On appropriate HIV treatment, he can expect his viral load to become undetectable.3 and 4. Yes, and they will.5. Possible. Read more »

Burning Question

I realize that no one can predict there own or anyone's lifespan..But with that being said. I was dx in Aug 05 and started therapy the first time Feb 07 and after 8 weeks of meds see(2 months after taking Atripla), my docs are optimistic. My main...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...commitment ceremony instead, but that's another story. I suggest you spend some time reviewing the basic information about HIV, HIV treatment and HIV prognosis on this site and related links. You've been positive since August 05. It's definitely... Read more »

Cure for Aids/HIV?

My name is Marvin. I have been an adamant reader of your posts and I admit that it has helped me so much. But my question entails something that has been boggling my mind everytime I read about this new drug that is supposedly in the market or will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of even predicting that at this early stage of development. Will it be available worldwide? I would assume any effective anti-HIV treatment would be available worldwide.I'll reprint some information from the archives on KP-1461 below.Dr. BobKP... Read more »

HMO vs PPO

I understand the differences between PPO and HMO coversage.However, what is the real "scoop" from HIV patients. Is HMO really that bad from your experiences in this area? How about PPO?Can you give a recomendation based on your experiences(blue...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
...provide HMO coverage, so it is what most patients have to deal with. In my experience, there are no really bad HMOs in terms of HIV treatment. They are all provide comparable coverage. It's the contracted medical groups and Primary Care Physician... Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

Growing Evidence Supports Early Treatment

...their immune systems restored to near normal levels. This study adds to a growing body of data on the benefits of early anti-HIV treatment. The Study The researchers looked at people from the AIDS Therapy Evaluation Project Netherlands... Read more »
Project Inform

Learning How to Treat HIV Disease

...that shows treatment is working is 90% less viral load, or a 1 log difference . Reducing Resistance One main concern with HIV treatment is drug resistance. This happens when HIV is able to change enough to resist the drugs. When HIV is fully... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...three phases of research, thecompany that makes the drug submits the study data to the FDA for approval.Because the need for treatments for HIV is so great, a drug company can applyfor something called accelerated approval if its drug offers... Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...point, you are at risk of getting AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) that can cause serious illness or death. HIV Treatments Scientists have developed drugs that block HIV from reproducing (multiplying). These drugs are grouped... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

SKIN A MEDICAL SPA

Posted by douglass
...PAYMENTS- 332 GRANBY STREET NORFOLK VA 23510 757-228-5100- I HAD NEVER MET SUCH A CARING- DEDICATED GROUP OF WOMEN WHOSE MAIN GOAL IS TO KEEP US LOOKING AND FEELING GOOD ABOUT OURSELVES. PLEASE GIVE THEM A CALL. Read more »

Anyone in Maine that I can talk to about my HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am really depressed about my HIV and would love to find a positive friend that I can talk to in Maine. Im in South Portland Read more »

Cool video on HIV treatment side effects

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
http://aegis.healthology.com/webcast_transcript.asp?f=hiv&c=hiv_nrtisidefx&b=aegis Read more »