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Myths About HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials Get the Facts! Introduction There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea that is nottrue. In dealing with HIV, it is important to be able to tell reality frommyth. Believing myths can result in fear, in denial, and even in damage to yourhealth. Myths About HIV...
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Should I start treatment

Dear Doctor,What do you make of this, I was infected in 1980 through blood transfustion. In 1997 my viral load was undetectable. I recently just got a VL of 1181 and a TC of 600. The TC count is usually around that number. In October of last...
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
You have withstood the test of time. I have a few patients in my practice in your situation. I would repeat the tests. If your T cell number and percentage are where they have been and the viral load is no higher or back down, I would do nothing.MH... Read more »

Experiencing HIV Treatment side-effect symptoms when not in treatment

This person I know is relative healthy and her cell counts are extremely high. However, for the past 3 weeks, she has been experiencing HIV Treatment side effects symptoms (low platelet count, severe headaches, diabetes, stomached and more.) The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those symptoms are quite non-specific. I would not characterize them as typical treatment side effects since most patients who are on current regimens in the US for example do not experience side effects such as you list. Certainly stress and many... Read more »

Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us... Read more »

How to get treatment treatment with non reactive HIV antibody blood result?

I am writing in a state of desparation. My husband has progressively gotten sick over the past year. Late in 2010 in developed a long standing cough, respitatory illness. Which then progressed to general malaise during 2011, by May 2011 he began...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Recommend repeat HIV 1/2 test including possibly direct HIV test (plasma HIV level)-if both are negative repeatedly then extremely unlikely for HIV infection to be causing those symptoms. KH... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News on Denialists

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
John S. James, AIDS Treatment News

AIDS Treatment Improves Survival: Answering the "AIDS Denialists"

by Bruce Mirken

A sharp decline in AIDS deaths in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia began in 1996, coinciding with the widespread... Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it... Read more »

HIV1?HIV2?HIV-O?HIV-N?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »

Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel

The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »