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What Medications Should One Start On For HIV Infection?

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV infection." About half of the people who get infected don't notice anything. Symptoms generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. The most common symptoms are...
Ask the Experts

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 »

Staph infection and HIV

Hello Doctor,I would like to start off by thanking you for all the information and insight you provide via this website. It has been a great source of knowledge and sometimes even inspiration for me over the past couple of years. I tested positive...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...equipment, etc. Although it has been reported with increased frequency in HIV infected people, it occurs commonly in people without HIV infection. Unlikely a culture at this late date will yield anything if if is getting better. If it is not, it... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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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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 »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...T-cell counts of 1,000 or more.) In addition, the definition includes 26 clinical conditions that affect people with advanced HIV disease. Most of these conditions are opportunistic infections that generally do not affect healthy people. In... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of our fungal symptoms if we were negative at the time of those symptoms? Could the new fungal symptoms be signs of initial HIV infection or do HIV-related fungal systems only occur as the disease progresses towards AIDS? I need help! Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...willfully, knowingly had the virus self-inflicted. Do they really deserve any care or compassion? I don't mean to underrate HIV disease. A disease is a disease and it always feels bad if someone is suffering from such a horrible one. But if it... Read more »