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What Were The HIV Treatment In The 1980's

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What Is HIV?

...After They Test Positive? If you've already tested positive for HIV, then there are tests a doctor can do to see whether your HIV is progressing, and whether it's wise to start taking HIV medications . For most people, if HIV treatment is not started when their doctor recommends it (i.e., when their CD4 count is low or their viral load is high), eventually their immune system will weaken to the point that they may develop...
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RE: Refusal of Treatment

Dr. Henry---I read this question about the person who had a brother who doesn't want to receive treatment for his HIV and it made me feel like I should chip in. I too was one of those people who had seen the ravages of HIV disease and the side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thank you for sharing your own experience which speaks volumes on the matter of the benefits of treatment. KH Read more »

Scared with pre-existing psoriasis and recently hiv infection

I have been feeling very worried and upset since reading an article which suggests that people with hiv normally die within a year or so of psoriasis outbreaks. I have had psoriasis for about 8 years and contracted hiv 2 months ago (diagnosed 3...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...indicated that patients were dying within a year or so of their psoriasis outbreaks". In the 1980's there was not effective treatment for HIV infection and psoriasis was more common and often developed in persons with low CD4 cells. This is... Read more »


When is someone at risk for developing KS? Is it possible to develop KS when VL is undetectable and CD4s around 700?thanks
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...and HIV viral load, because KS has become infrequent since the availability of both viral load testing and potent combination HIV treatment. Read more »

Help needed for HIV Education (AIDS DENIALISTS)

Hi Dr Bob,I always read this site and being a regular traveller to Africa i always pass of safe sex info to the locals.I have one gentthere who denies HIV/Aids is real and usually bounces all kind of info at me to back up his claim. Can you please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatment advocates to expend unnecessary time and energy defending the link between HIV and AIDS (and the efficacy of anti-HIV treatments), the denialist movement "has diverted effort from critical questions regarding what sort of research is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Formally Launch Company to Develop New HIV Treatments

...GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer on Tuesday formally launched ViiV Healthcare , a company focused on the development of new HIV treatments, Dow Jones Newswires/ reports (11/3). "GSK was at the forefront of breakthroughs in HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...side effects from AIDS medications, but the death rate in the US has dropped by about 80%. Researchers are working hard to make HIV treatments easier and safer to use. Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Tricosanthin

...tricosanthin was isolated from the herb in the early 1970s. A company called Genelabs dubbed it GLQ223, and it was tested as a treatment for HIV in the late 1980s. It became known as Compound Q. (Compound Q should not be confused with Co-enzyme... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...accident, or unsafe sexual activity. In these cases, talk to your health care provider immediately . Ask whether you can use HIV treatments to prevent infection. Fact Sheet 156 has more information on "post-exposure prophylaxis." What Do... Read more »
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Posted by Survivor
...established itself as the worst epidemic the world has ever known. It has killed at least 25 million people globally since the early 1980s, and more than 41 million people worldwide are now infected (47% are women). There are 14,000 new... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 1 Reply
Hi guys new to web site. Wanting info from anyone who has or is doing treatment for Hepatitus C. What has been your experiences. Interested in sharing w/me to help me make the best decision. I have yet to start treatment for the Hepatitus. Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...since you may pass on the infection to others and may also risk re-infection with additional strains of HIV yourself. What HIV treatments are available? The treatment of HIV care has come a long way in the last few years. Today, there are many... Read more »