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HIV Treatment 101

...for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This means that when you test positive for...
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Recreational drugs and HIV treatment

I am starting treatment for the first time this week -- I will be taking Combivir and Nevirapine. I am a social person and once in a while will use coke, ecstasy, speed, marijuana. Not often....say, once a month on a Saturday night and not in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I am not aware of interactions with this regimen. However, there have been cases of death with ecstasy and ritonavir (Norvir) (Kaletra too) due to an interaction. Speed is not good for the immune system and seems to be associated with viral load... Read more »

HIV treatment

My wife detected positive four months back with CD4 count 150 and viral load 750000. As she was on treatment of TB doctor advised to wait for three months.Treatment started from 3/5/08. at that time viral load was 150000 and CD4 62. Doctor has...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...usual to wait to initiate HIV treatments to get the TB under control, but (for others) it's very important to make sure that the HIV medications do indeed get started.Duovir (AZT +3TC, "Combivir) is a commonly used medication in the developing... Read more »

hiv treatment

is there any need for avr if cd count is more than 350,and there is no symptom of aids
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...your post.In general, if the CD4 count is confirmed above 350 and the person is asymptomatic, there is no clear need to start HIV medications. This does not mean that you should ignore your health and preventive medicine opportunities-... Read more »

Who's fooling who with HIV and its treatment?

I have been positive for 2 years now and am becoming more appauled with the blithe attitude that "life is o.k." once you start medications. This has been far from true for me, and I know for others, unless their delusional. I haven't felt "normal",...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There are clearly patients who continue to experience symptoms either from HIV or from their medications despite taking HIV medications and doing well from the "blood test" perspective. In the pre-effective therapy days the average age of my AIDS... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: State-of-the-Art: HIV/AIDS Medications for the Treatment Experienced

...patient. Can you explain something that I think is still not understood by a lot of people: Why would it still make sense to take HIV medications, even if you're resistant to them? It turns out that resistance testing, like everything else in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Florida Medical Clinic Owners Indicted for Defrauding Medicare Through HIV/AIDS Treatment, Medical Equipment Bills

Ten Florida medical clinic owners on Tuesday were indicted for allegedly defrauding Medicare by improperly billing the program for HIV/AIDS treatments and medical equipment, the AP/ Gainesville Sun reports (AP/ Gainesville Sun , 4/3). According... Read more »
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European AIDS Clinical Society, World Health Organization Each Issue Revised HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines

...with HIV begin antiretroviral treatment at their 28th week of pregnancy, the new guidelines say that they should begin taking HIV medications at week 14. In addition, the old guidelines were noncommittal on the issue of breastfeeding, WHO says;... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seven U.S. Medical Centers to Create First Collaborative Electronic Database of HIV/AIDS Treatment Results

Seven U.S. medical centers through a federal grant announced Tuesday will build the first collaborative electronic database of HIV/AIDS treatment results in an effort to determine the effectiveness of therapies for HIV-positive people, the New... Read more »
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NEW HIV/AIDS TREATMENT

Posted by MICA_INC
SEEKING CLINICAL TRIALS SPONSORSHIP & VOLUNTEERS We are trying to get HIV Groups & Organizations, Medical and Pharmaceutical Institutions, and Universities and the Medical & Scientific Communities aware, informed and interested in MM-1, so that... Read more »

NEW HIV/AIDS TREATMENT

Posted by MICA_INC, 2 Replies
SEEKING CLINICAL TRIALS SPONSORSHIP & VOLUNTEERS We are trying to get HIV Groups & Organizations, Medical and Pharmaceutical Institutions, and Universities and the Medical & Scientific Communities aware, informed and interested in MM-1, so that... Read more »

Safe, Natural & Effective HIV/AIDS Treatment

Posted by MICA_INC, 1 Reply
SEEKING CLINICAL TRIALS SPONSORSHIP & VOLUNTEERS We are trying to get HIV Groups & Organizations, Medical and Pharmaceutical Institutions, and Universities and the Medical & Scientific Communities aware, informed and interested in MM-1, so that... Read more »

The way we address HIV is cause for concern

Posted by bradford
...(some for two decades now) have no need for antiretroviral treatment because their immune system is strong. Others, who are on HIV medications, have included nutrition and replacement therapy (vitamin supplements, herbs and botanicals).... Read more »