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When Do You Need Medicine For Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Do we need to start HIV medicine, India.

Dr Frascino, My brother was infected with HIV in '01. I am currently in the U.S. His Cd count was 272 3 months ago and now its 208 after he was confined in a rehab center with proper food, care and medical treatment. As of now we do not know his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...opportunistic infections, such as PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia).India has been a leader in producing generic versions of HIV medications to significantly reduce cost. Side effects with any medication are always a possibility; however, when... Read more »

robert theres medicine for hiv/aids (HOO-IMM , 2010)

i know a person in mumbai who was tested hiv positive in 1997 (through western blot metod)and after... Read more »
Articles
ViiV Healthcare

ViiV Healthcare Acts to Improve Access to HIV Medicines in United States for Those Most in Need

...and its implications from seeking treatment. While we must continue our advocacy for increased federal and state funding for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, these efforts to increase access can help to remove this climate of fear that the meds... Read more »
The Body

Hocus-Pocus: Quantum Quackery, aka Alternative Medicines for HIV/AIDS

...antiretroviral treatment -- as opposed to complementary therapies taken alongside antiretrovirals, and under the supervision of an HIV physician specialist) uses therapies that are unproven, usually anecdotal, frequently deceptive and often... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

University of California Should Ensure That Publicly Funded HIV/AIDS Medicines Are Available in Developing Countries, Opinion Piece Says

...30% of patients in need," Eric Sawyer -- co-founder of ACT UP NY , Housing Works and Health Gap and senior adviser to aids2031 -- and Jay Purcell -- who serves on the national coordinating committee for Universities Allied for Essential... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Fosters Collaboration Between Traditional Healers, Western Medicine in Zambia

... The spread of HIV in Zambia is fostering collaboration between traditional healers and practitioners of Western medicine, IRIN News reports. Read more »
Connect With Others

EXPIRED HIV MEDICINES

Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
...Hiya all, is so sad in some part of the World like Africa more especially Ghana where expired drugs are given to hiv positive people. I don't know which organisation or how the drugs gets to Ghana, but it is so bad to give expired drugs persons Read more »

Free HIV medicine

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
...I have figured out a way to get my HIV medication for free. It does not cost me one penny at all, thank God! Im sure no one is interested so I wont bother posting the Read more »

HIV - Medicine Early? Support?

Posted by bigdog2007, 3 Replies
...Late-January of 2006, i was a male victim of sexually assault. I went to a local urgent care, and they advised me to get a HIV test. I did get a test, and the test results for RNA came back positive. The ELISA test came back negative. I... Read more »

HIV medicines

Posted by Anonymous
...Do you need ANY HIV related drug or any Opportunistic Infection medication, such as: Zerit (d4T), AZT, Abacavir, ddI, ddC, Crixivan, Fortovase, Saquanavir, Read more »