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What Type Of Treatment Are Used To Treat Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis
Ask the Experts


I was diagnosed with HIV on Oct. 2, 2007, along with an acute HEP B. I was hospitalized for HEP B becuase my liver enzyme was abnormally high and I was in a lot of pain, although, the doctors suggested that none of my symptoms had anything to do...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...there is no definitive answer. Current guidelines do suggest that most people with over 350 CD4 cells do not need to be on treatment. Nevertheless, the field is evolving and there continues to be experts in the field who favor early treatment... Read more »

Not a death sentence?

BY, I think anyone without HIV would have a hard time understanding the amount of mental positivity it takes to stay hopeful living with this disease.I try to be as realistic as I can without losing hope and there is one thing that I keep coming...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...a deviation from "health" and can be a serious cause of both physical and emotional trauma. Now, that polemic aside, even untreated HIV isn't an immediate "death sentence", to use your syntax. But, untreated HIV will kill the vast majority of... Read more »

treated as HIV+ then 3 years later tested HIV-

Hello there3 years ago my then partner was diagnosed HIV+, and as her partner I was put on treatment and treated as if I was HIV+. Blood path showed no abnormalilities. I recently moved to the UK and as part of standard proceedure for new patients...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...begin antiretroviral medications simply because your partner tested positive, and you have a history of having had sex with many HIV+ people without a confirmed and validated test that confirmed you had been exposed to HIV. This is madness. Any... Read more »

Confused about HIV-2 treatment

I am newly infected with hiv type 2. Are there any drugs that are specifically used to treat this form of hiv? I ask because i know most drugs that out there were designed for hiv type 1. Also there is alot of buzz about new drugs such as R278474...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...HIV-2 can be treated by protease inhibitors and NRTIs, but not NNRTIs. Since TMC 125 and R278474 are NNRTIs they would not be expected to have activity Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...(glucose) in the blood HIV+ people with lipodystrophy can have both body shape changes andmetabolic problems. Some treatments can help with certain lipodystrophychanges, but nothing has been proven to get rid of all them. This... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

... Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important Read more »
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He Has HIV, She Doesn't--And They're in Love

Posted by Chloe1023, 1 Reply
...Columbia University Medical Center, in the story. "There's a lot of discordancy. The majority of patients we've treated are males with HIV with partners who are HIV negative and want to stay that way." So, how do they have sex?... Read more »

My boyfriend has HIV, help please?

Posted by lovethesun, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend found out about a month ago hes HIV positive. We didn't start going out until about a week ago, so we haven't even kissed yet. I know for a fact that we won't be Read more »

Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get Read more »

My HIV MD pisses me off!

Posted by jmiami, 7 Replies
...was acting cool and collective but I really wanted to belt him one. Needless to say, I am finding another MD. I was freakin treated like scum just because I have a few extra pounds - unbelievable! Coincidently the next day, I read how certain... Read more »