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What Is The Most Commonly Used Treatment For HIV Infection?

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...ultimately be needed to confirm the viral load test result. Some doctors are treating newly infected people (those in the acute stage of HIV infection) with a combination of anti-HIV drugs. Scientists disagree about whether anti-HIV treatment is useful during primary HIV infection. While some researchers are optimistic about the impact of very early anti-HIV treatment, they are also concerned about drug side effects, long-term effects on the...
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possible herbal treatment of HIV infection

Recently I read an report on the about the use of the Chinese herbs in the treatment of HIV infection and there was reported that in a clinical study of a combination of herbs held in Thailand the HIV infection rate were greatly...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Well, I hate to sound like a traditional western doctor, but having read all of the material provided (including the information on "acupoint diagnostics"), I don't see much evidence that these treatments will perform as billed. That's not to say... Read more »


does atripla make your belly swell
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...regimens. Fat gain on effective HIV therapy is fairly common in the first year on treatment. The link between HIV infection and HIV treatment and fat gain is a complicated matter since fat gain is also common in the general population and can... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello JC,The interaction of HIV disease and syphilis is complex, to say the least. Without a much more detailed history, review of your laboratory studies and the benefit Read more »
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Current Options for First-Line Treatment of HIV Infection

...benefits of this staged approach to TB and HIV therapy have not been well demonstrated. Other clinicians are less hesitant to start HIV treatment early in patients with TB, especially in a patient who is quite advanced in his/her HIV disease. ... Read more »
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Current Options for First-Line Treatment of HIV Infection

...individual needs and preferences. Clinicians need to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of potential regimens when selecting HIV treatment for a particular patient. Any of the so-called preferred regimens are very likely to suppress viral... Read more »
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The 7th European Conference on Clinical Aspects and Treatment of HIV-Infection

...include: Recent developments in antiretroviral therapy The impact of protease inhibitors Clinical advances in the treatment of HIV diseases Next steps in HIV clinical care The role of HCV and HHV-8 in HIV-infection The epidemiology of... Read more »
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The 8th European Conference on Clinical Aspects and Treatment of HIV-Infection

...This year's conference, brought to you by the European AIDS Clinical Society, will include symposiums on modern management of HIV infections and the long-term outlook for HAART and other therapies. For more information, visit the conference's... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...conducting an abundance of research on all areas of HIV infection, including developing and testing preventive HIV vaccines and new treatments for HIV infection and AIDS-associated opportunistic infections. Researchers also are investigating... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Foundation for AIDS Research 120 Wall St., 13th Floor New York, NY 10005 Telephone: 212-806-1600 Publishes a newsletter and an AIDSHIV treatment directory CDC National Prevention Information Network P.O. Box 6003 Rockville, MD 20849-6003... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
I have had a boil on my left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »