What Medications Should One Start On For HIV Infection?
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AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastSince you were not infected with HIV when you donated the kidney, your sister is not at risk. Donating a kidney is a very considerate and caring act; I hope that your sister is doing well with your donated kidney. Since you have a recent infection... Read more »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastHello, and thanks for posting. We don't know the best time to start HIV medication. There has been a trend towards earlier treatment as the medications have improved. The expert panel that formulates the DHHS guidelines was split about evenly... Read more »
North Shore University HospitalThe current guidelines suggest to start HIV treatment if either one has symptoms of HIV infection or if one's CD4 count is below 500 cells/mm3. Some studies have even suggested that it might be appropriate to start when the CD4 count is above... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolYou ask an excellent question! Sounds like you've done okay in terms of your Hodgkin's disease. It is indeed true that the EBV virus is found in the vast majority of patients who have HIV-related Hodgkin's disease. It is also true,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesMy partner has an appointment for the middle of next week to get set up for meds. He was diagnosed this past summer and had a CD4 count of 199 at that time and PCP (that's how we found out). He had previously been misdiagnosed as having Crohn's... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesAnger will only destroy the person that is angry. The dust is starting to settle now that its been a few weeks and Im calming down and appreciative of the grace of a few folks here whi have HIV and are gay but maintained grace under fire which I... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 8 RepliesI just seroconverted. I had Chronic HIV Infection, which meant that during conversion, I was in the hospital for a while and my body went haywire.
my VL count dropped from 750,000 to 350,000 in four days, and my CD4 count is at 582.
Do I start meds... Read more »
Posted by ameoli, 3 RepliesHello all ~
Brand new member here. My father was diagnosed just over a year ago, and has not yet started meds. Within that time he moved to another city, and found a new doc. The first doc told him to wait as long as possible before starting meds,... Read more »
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