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What Is The Purpose Of Haart

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What is the difference between ART vs HAART therapies in a practical sense?all i can find is a difference in terms where HAART is highly active therapy....what does this really mean?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.These two terms are essentially equivalent. HAART is Highly Active AntiRetroviral Therapy, ART is AntiRetroviral Therapy.The historical background to the use of HAART is that Read more »

CD8s and HAART

CD4s are supposed to increase after HAART (assuming therapy is effective). How about the... Read more »

Would HAART affect OraQuick Results?

If someone was on HAART, would that give them a false negative on an OraQuick HIV test? Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early HAART Initiation Improves Vaccine Response Among HIV-Positive Children, Study Says

...antibody-producing cells and therefore reduces immunity. Prior to the new study, researchers were unsure whether the timing of HAART initiation could help preserve these cells and promote normal immune responses to vaccines among children. For... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Exploration of Factors Influencing Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Among People Living With HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand in-depth understanding of the factors contributing to adherence in patients taking highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)," the authors wrote. The knowledge gained was used in Phase II "to inform a number of interventions aimed at... Read more »
The Body PRO

Effect of HAART on Incidence of Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia Grade 3 Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men

... Effect of HAART on Incidence of Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia Grade 3 Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men (LbOr21) Authored by Joel Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Approaches to Interrupting HAART for the Treatment of HIV Infection

... STI Approaches STI as Salvage Therapy STI as Immunotherapy STI for People Who Begin HAART During Primary Infection Structured Intermittent Therapy (SIT): Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Serious Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188 deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period. Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...Hi, I was recently infected and I was wondering for people that have been using HAART, What is your personal opinion about the treatment? How long do you think that we will have to use it? Please, let me know. Read more »

Pancreatitis from HAART

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For the last month, I have been battling acute pancreatitis and metastatic hemangiomas brought on by videx, dapsone and norvir in combination. The symptoms are debilitating abdominal pain, fever, and weigh loss. Mine started as a mild stomach ache... Read more »