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When Do You Start Treatment When Hiv Positive

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Project Inform

Project Inform's Position on When to Start HIV Treatment

Project Inform is concerned that nearly half of all HIV-positive people in the United States do not know their HIV status or have not engaged in care and treatment that could prolong their lives and prevent new cases of HIV infection. We believe... Read more »
Project Inform

The Rationale for TLC+, and Project Inform's Position on When to Start HIV Treatment

Project Inform appreciates the opportunity to respond to recent blogs and other conversations that expressed concerns about Testing & Linkage to Care Plus (TLC+) and a related Project Inform position paper on when we believe HIV-positive people... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Starting HIV-Positive Patients on HAART Early Reduces Treatment-Related Complications, Study Finds

HIV-positive patients who begin highly active antiretroviral therapy when they have high CD4+ T cell counts reduce their risk for treatment-related side-effects, according to a study presented on Tuesday at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

starting treatment without a positive test

Dear David: You have answered me before and I know this sounds like a dumb question but here goes.I am 14 months out from an my only possible exposure in July 2002. Multiple HIV Tests negative for a year. and here are my symptoms.I had a very severe...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sorry. I agree with the doctors you have seen. You have myriad symptoms that combine those seen with longstanding advanced HIV infection and those associated with HIV therapies. This does not sound like HIV. I recommend abandoning this diagnosis... Read more »

Positive for over 22 yrs/just starting treatment

Hello! I tested positive, back in 1984, but hadn't participated in "at risk" behavior, since a year prior (ergo, I HAD to have been positive in '83~or earlier). My most recent CD4=220/vl=27,000. My doctor seems to think...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, I think that your hubby is right on this one. Although the combination of Combivir and Sustiva is still commonly used, there has been a movement towards less toxic and more effective starting regimens. For example, Combivir and Sustiva has... Read more »

Recently positive, need to start treatment ,on COBRA, what next?

Hi there! Thank you for this very valuable resource. I am computer programming professional living and working in New York. I am recently HIV positive, and it has been determined that it is time to begin drug therapy. I have a comprehensive...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
1. Yes it is legal. There is no legal obligation for an employer to offer his employees medical benefits.2. As long as you can continue to pay your COBRA premiums, they cannot drop you. The COBRA arrangement does not complicate things. The plan... Read more »

long term positive not on meds yet, now what? (WHEN TO START TREATMENT)

Are there any studies or recommendations for people who have been infected for long term, not on meds, yet still respectable numbers? I was infected in or before 1989, some key numbers are (1992) cd4 488 % 21; (1998) cd4 462 % 23 vl 3576 (2007) cd4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Studies or recommendations" for this situation? Well, clinical "studies" would not be feasible as there would be far too many variables to control to get any meaningful results. "Recommendations" would be published... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Pozme
www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for those... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »

Starting treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been living with HIV for 10 years. My viral load just went to 40,000 and I think I should begin treatment. My cd 4 count is 200. Would love to hear from others to see what others are taking and when they started treatment.
GH

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How long were you poz before you started treatment

Posted by pogi12, 10 Replies
Hello,

First of all I would like to say thank you to anyone taking the time to read this and any responses would be much, much appreciated.

I was recently diagnosed HIV positive within the last year. I don't know what my T-cell counts are or my viral... Read more »