Accidental Intake Of A Double Dose Of HIV Medication

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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an AIDS-defining illness
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Just been diagnosed with HIV

Was recently tested positive, I am taking coviro and stalanev and cotrimazole as well as AMT. I have a sharp excruciating pain at the back of my right leg and now cant walk. Is this normal, should I seek medication? Can i take pain killers?My CD4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Absolutely nothing about having HIV/AIDS is "normal." It's unfortunate your HIV/AIDS was diagnosed only "recently." Your profoundly depressed CD4 count suggests you've Read more »

HIV=AIDS; follow-up question

Ref: Title. according to your answer to this question, you wrote: undetectable blood plasma viral load does not necessarily mean that there're no ongoing replication in other parts of the body.Question: for those of us who seem to have tested HIV+...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...test to measure this. That is the subject of sophisticated research labs. The plasma compartment only represents replicating virus when viral load is detectable. That means that most of the virus is elsewhere, but primarily in the... Read more »

A Thought that can change lives of Many HIV Patients

Can you guide me if following can be tried out on HIV patients, I have read a lot about mature T4 cells being replicated and grown outside the body.. Also I have read lot about defective co-receptors surface areas of T4 cells which do not allow HIV...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...source, which is currently not feasible and recurrent injection of "foreign" CD4 cells into a human host will not work with drugs to suppress a person's immune system (like in organ transplantation) because the cells would be destroyed by the... Read more »

Viral Replication

I am confused about viral replication. The current antiretiroviral drugs prevent replication. However, when the meds are stopped is the virus still present in the infected cell and able to start replicating again?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Yes to both questions. The current antiretroviral drugs are 'static' drugs, i.e. they don't kill the virus, but they do prevent replication. Fortunately, the consequences of stopping Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mozambique Plans to Double Drug Access for AIDS Patients

... Mozambique's government on Monday announced an ambitious plan to double the number of AIDS patients receiving antiretrovirals by improving access in rural areas. The goal is to increase the number of patients receiving Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mozambique to Double Number Receiving AIDS Drugs

...Garrido said Mozambique expects to provide free antiretrovirals to some 50,000 HIV/AIDS patients by the end of 2006, more than double the number of people who now receive them. With an average growth rate of 7-8 percent for the past decade,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe Hopes to Double People on Free AIDS Drugs by End of 2006: Official

... Raymond Yekeye, operations manager of Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council, recently said the country hopes to double the number of people on antiretrovirals (ARVs) by the end of 2006. "We are Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India Nearly Doubles Treatment Centers Offering HIV/AIDS Drugs at No Cost, Official Says

... India has nearly doubled the number of government health facilities offering antiretroviral drugs at no cost to HIV-positive people as part of a campaign Read more »
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