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What Medications Are Used To Suppress Hiv Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

... HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in
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Hiv infection.

Do people eventually die from having Hiv or does it have to turn into aids. Also if some keeps switching meds does that increase your chances of death.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...morbidity and mortality has decreased as the use of anti-HIV medications has increased. There is also increasing recognition that HIV infection causes a state of heightened inflammation and that this pro-inflammatory state may promote other... 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 »

Heart Disease HIV and Medications

I have been HIV+ for 18 years. I started therapy 3 years ago and the only med I've ever taken has been Trizivir for the past 3 years. I started in Feb/03 and it seems that ever since I started the drug, it's been an ongoing nightmare. I developed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some patients may have a genetic susceptibility to either the mitochodrial effects of nuke drugs. You might consider a nuke sparing regimen or at least a thymidine analogue sparing regimen such as switching the Trizivir to Epzicom dropping the AZT.... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »

Approved Medications to Treat HIV Infection

...the progression of HIV-related disease. H ighly A ctive A ntiretroviral T herapy (HAART) is the recommended treatment for HIV infection. HAART combines three or more anti-HIV medications in a daily regimen. Anti-HIV medications do not cure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection or Medications Age Brain

... Researchers theorize that HIV infection itself and/or the treatments used to fight it might explain their finding that HIV patients had brain function similar to those Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Methamphetamine Use, Sexual Activity, Patient-Provider Communication, and Medication Adherence Among HIV-Infected Patients in Care, San Francisco, 2004-2006

...associated with an increased number of sex partners, a high frequency of injection drug use, and poor adherence to antiretroviral medications," the researchers concluded. "These findings support the need for improved screening and clinic-based... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

E.U. Resolution Calls on Libya to Release Medical Workers Sentenced to Death in Libyan HIV Infection Case

...Scottish jail for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing were released and if Libya received financial compensation for the alleged intentional HIV infections. Meglena Kuneva, E.U. consumer affairs commissioner, said there would not be a negotiation... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...O'Reilly Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129-0916 Telephone: 415-561-6720 Educational resources for physicians on the management of HIV disease Newsletters and magazines GMHC Treatment Issues 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 Telephone:... Read more »