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When Should HIV Treatment Be Started

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The Well Project

Starting HIV Treatment

...pills and pregnantwomen should not take certain HIV drugs. Choosing an HIV Drug Regimen The next step is for you and your health care provider to choose a drugregimen. Currently, there are close to 30 drugs approved for HIV treatment.They are grouped into five classes: Entry inhibitors (includes fusion inhibitors and CCR5 antagonists) Integrase inhibitors Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors ("nukes"...
Ask the Experts

toxoplasmosis and starting HIV treatment

I have just been diagnosed with toxo and HIV.My CD4 count is 5.Yet they tell me I cant start antiviral treatment for another 3 months
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In general, this seems like not a great idea. While some people might be concerned that awakening your immune system by treating HIV might cause an over-reaction to the toxoplasmosis in your brain, I think waiting 3 months is too long. The... Read more »

When can i start HIV treatment?

I have been positive for 5 years now,i am yet to start treatment.My CD4 count was 147 in June,i started taking drugs to boost my immunity and it increased to 167 in October,can i continue to boost my immunity or start treatment?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...I would strongly recommend that you start treatment now.All of the HIV treatment guidelines agree that a CD4 cell count below 200 is an indication for immediate treatment. The strength of the recommendation Read more »

diagonized as TB meningitis and started DOTS treatment in HIV +

my father is Hiv positive, his CD4 is 74, he is having severe headache and recently admitted in hospital with high fever and immediate memory loss. but now he has started ART drugs ( stauvidine + efeviarence) and DOTS treatment for TB. but still now...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treating severe TB and HIV/AIDS at the same time can be a challenge but numerous studies and clinical experience support the approach of aggressive TB treatment AND early/simultaneous treatment for the HIV infection. Side effects of meds and immune... Read more »

Could it be trush and should I start Hiv Treatment

Should I start treatment?Dear Docor I have read every article here about thrush and even looked at the website Hivdent.org and still i cannot tell if i havve thrush. Everytime I go to the doctor what ever it is, it goes away.I see to have a white...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Thrush is most often on the tongue and the insides of the cheeks. It is rare to get thrush with acute infection, but it can happen, usually in the setting of a lot of other symptoms. If you are having fevers, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue and perhaps... Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

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

...approach from the "Test & Treat" model developed by Granich, which proposed that achieving nearly universal HIV testing and treatment for HIV-positive people would improve the health outcomes of South Africans and nearly eliminate new infections.... Read more »
Project Inform

Project Inform's Position on When to Start HIV Treatment

...These guidelines allow for varied interpretation by HIV providers. In this document, Project Inform -- a trusted provider of HIV treatment information for 25 years -- presents its position regarding HIV testing, when HIV-positive people might... Read more »
The Body

STEP 5: Preparing to Start HIV Treatment

...So it's crucial to identify a combination you can stick to, before you start treatment. Here are some things to consider: HIV TREATMENT IS A COMMITMENT; BE READY FOR IT. One thing is certain: Taking medications daily will change your life.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Syphilis Complications After Starting Treatment for HIV

...His T-cell count had dropped to 304 cells and his viral load was a whopping 203,000. His physician here recommended starting HIV treatment. Although Ethan is working in a business started by himself and his significant other, he did not have any... Read more »
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new hope for possibility of HIV treatment

Posted by lalamma, 3 Replies
This new treatment proposes to successfully control the virus in those infected, destroying a constant region of the virus and thus inactivating it's activity. The treatment may also prevent infection in high risk groups. This has been all over... Read more »

Cool video on HIV treatment side effects

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
http://aegis.healthology.com/webcast_transcript.asp?f=hiv&c=hiv_nrtisidefx&b=aegis Read more »

HIV and Treatment Denial

Posted by Deny, 3 Replies
I was told a month ago by my doctor that I was HIV positive and that my cd4 count was 380. My doctor informed me of the various treatments to take if my CD4 drops below 350. I told my doctor that I refuse to take any medications, that I am not... 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 Read more »