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Low CD4 cells with undetectable viral loads

Dr. DAAR I happen to be reading one of your forums on strategies of treatment. You mentioned what to do when you have a patient with an undetectable viral load but low CD4 CELLS. My question is what to do, I am in a facility where we se about 300 HIV...

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throat problem

My brother is having throat problem. HE is HIV positive from 5 years. he is on complete liquid diet and due to throat problem, having fever also. pls advise what is should be the course of action, some expert contact details etc in India (Delhi).

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Weight gain

I have been hiv+ for 18 years. My doctor has prescribed Megace for wasting and weight gain. It has enabled me to go from 130 to nearly 170 in a short time. I do go to the gym to exercise and build muscle with the weight. I am also useing androgel as ...

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To work or not to work

History: 29 year old male admitted into hospital with PCP and Cryptosporidium. Viral load 7 million, CD4 7. After two months in hospital I then rebuilt my life and was employed meds Nervipine & Truvada. My CD 4 is static at 250, viral load >50. In ...

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thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT HELPED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATRIPLA BUT NOW HAVE THRUSH SINCE I STARTED TAKING THE MEDS. IS THE MED NOT WORKING OR HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. BESIDES ATRIPLA I AM TAKING,CLOTRIMAXOLE LOZENGES AND NYSTAT...

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SEVERE ITCHING from ATRIPLA?

Hello, I tested positive back in 2001 last month my t-cells dropped below 300, to their lowest level in 6 years. Decided it was time to start meds, and 14 days ago, I took my first dose of Atripla. The first 10 days were great! No side effects at all...

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Fiber Supplement

Will taking a fiber supplement like Metamucil, affect the absoption of my meds? I like using the fact that it helps to lower cholesterol, plus keeps me regular. I'm on Atripla. Thanks

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viraday and side effects

I have my CD4 180 and VL 28900. I have been on Viraday since 45 days , would like to know how long it takes to reah the normal CD4 range and an undetectable viral load. And if at all if there is any side effects of viraday for Liver and Kidney , how...

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Low CD4

My husband has been faithfully on meds since diagnosed, for the last 1.5 years. His viral load is now undetectable but his CD4 count is still low, 170. It's been holding steady there. It seems you do not recommend IL2. Is this still true? What do y...

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HIV+ for 5 and a half yrs, what are the tests? & when to start treatment?

You must be fed up with such questions, pl answer me. Iam an Indian and have HIV+ for about 5 & half yrs. After elisa, i have not undergone any tests. In India even some of famous Hospitals also do not treat HIV/AIDS patients! Please advise me what a...