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What Is The Purpose Of Haart

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

HIV-positive infants who begin treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy within the first year of life can develop normal immune responses to childhood vaccines, according to a study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the... 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

The chief purpose of the current report, the first of a three-phase study of the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in northern Thailand, "was to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors contributing to adherence in patients... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


Antiretroviral therapy has undergone a renaissance of sorts, seeing an outpouring of newer and, more importantly, truly unique agents during the last two years. This has had a major impact on treatment, and has advanced our goals for patients who... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Any suggestion on supplements for delaying the start of HAART?

Hello,My profile is:36 years old male.Average weight.Does cardiovascular work out 3 times a week.Does not smoke.Healthy.Infected 6 years ago.On medication for the first 3 years only.Now with 800 CD4 and 25.000 VL.What would you suggest as a good...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I wish I could have a straight answer from you. There have been some reports on selenium and B-vitamin defficiency and immune dysfunction. I would take a good multivitamin like SuperNutrition easy swallow packets, 2000 mg/day of fish oils (megabrite... Read more »

What is the purpose of cancer?

what is the purpose of cancer?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm not sure there is a "purpose" of cancer. I doubt my cancer patients would believe that their cancer serves a purpose. Cancer is caused by many many different mechanisms, many of which are normal processes which go awry. Just as... Read more »

Fear of someone purposely trying to infect me

I went to a prostitute and I'm scared that she purposely put a tiny hole in the condom so I couldn't see it, so that she can infect me with HIV. What are my risks? What should I do?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. I have occasionally seen people fearing that they may have HIV by other people purposely trying to infect them with the virus without their knowledge. I have seen people having fears of other people somehow putting... Read more »

What's my purpose in life?

I'm miserable!!!! I'm a closeted homosexual. I'm also republican because my whole family has always been republican. I can't change anything because I've had a very strict christian upbringing and fear sinning. I refuse to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're a "closeted miserable homosexual republican" who feels he can't do anything to change his life because of his "strict christian upbringing?" In fact you "refuse to even try" because "it's... Read more »
Connect With Others

Infection on purpose

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello. Last year I hired a proffessional transvestite to make a transformation of me (im a man) in a woman. She is hiv positive. She without gloves apply make up to me, mascara, fake eyebrows, and lipstick. Most of the time I kept my eyes closed. Do... Read more »

purposely infected by nurse with dirty needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The nurse in my doctor office is a crazy murderer she purposely used a dirty neddle to infect me because I complained to the doctor about her habit not to wear gloves or whash her hands.My test is ready but the specialist has not call back yet ,I... Read more »

The purpose of this board?

Posted by GaryNPA, 1 Reply
Please I implore you. Can this board return to a helpful advice forum for people who are awaiting to take an hiv test or who are awaiting results? I'll accept the criticism of those that want to dish it out, and I thank those that feel I have... Read more »

Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply

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.

Thank you in advance for all your... Read more »