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Benefit of haart in HIV aids ?

Benefit of haart in HIV aids ?

Absolutely: Highly active anti-retroviral therapy usually consists of a combination of several different classes of agents which are inhibitory to hiv. The combinations attack the virus from multiple different biological pathways, make resistance development more difficult, allow restoration of large parts of the damaged immune system, make transmission to others less likely and extends life of patients. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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Help: free condoms for hiv/aids prevention events?

Help: free condoms for hiv/aids prevention events?

No: Never will happen, but i might wrong if a maker/makers of condom would give away free samples. ...Read more

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Aids prevention (Tip)

Hiv is now treated as a chronic ailment with a healthy life expectency if a person has regular care. ...See more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adhere to the parameters of your medications
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Keep your appointments regularly
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How effective is HIV medication in preventing HIV forming into aids?

How effective is HIV medication in preventing HIV forming into aids?

Very: Modern anti-retroviral therapy when taken properly is extremely effective at halting the progression of HIV and helping the immune system recover so that an HIV infected individual does not develop aids. ...Read more

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Has anyone thought about abstinance as an aids prevention method?

Has anyone thought about abstinance as an aids prevention method?

Of course: Of course people have thought about abstinance. The problem is that people aren't willing to abstain. It is unethical for me to push my morality upon them, my job is to help them stay safe even if they choose to engage in behaviors i don't like. ...Read more

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Aids prevention (Tip)

Average person infected with HIV in north america lives to the age of 63. Gay men: 77. ...See more

Dr. Jessica Allan Dr. Allan
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Living with HIV (Checklist)

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Lifestyel modification, less stress, eat healthy, exercise, condoms
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Are there effective treatment of HIV infection and aids?

Are there effective treatment of HIV infection and aids?

Yes: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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Does aids cure cancer?

Does aids cure cancer?

No: Hiv infection increases the risk of several cancers like kaposi sarcoma, cervical cancer, and certain kinds of lymphoma. In fact, some of these cancers define the diagnosis of aids vs. "just" an HIV infection. Hiv is much more treatable than when it was discovered but no reason to be careless. Don't do drugs and avoid funky sex. Best to you and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Treatment for aids and hiv?

Treatment for aids and hiv?

HAART: Currently treatment for HIV consists of highly active antiretroviral therapy or haart. This means taking a combination of medications that act at different sites of the virus' replication cycle. Why? We know that using only one agent leads to resistance because the virus is so robust at replicating. We pick the treatment based on the persons resistance pattern ; how they tolerate the medication. ...Read more

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Cost of HIV and aids ads, diagnosis, treatment are what?

Cost of HIV and aids ads, diagnosis, treatment are what?

HIV Treatment Costly: The cost of HIV or aids is staggering. In the U.S. It is estimated that each HIV positive person who has access to medical care requires between 25, 000 to 30, 000 dollars for each year of treatment. The breakdown is generally as follows: 20, 000 for medications and pharmacies 4500 for the lab monitoring 500 for the doctor and their clinic. Please do not think that getting HIV is simple. It isnt. ...Read more

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What prevention methods are there for alzheimer's disease?

What prevention methods are there for alzheimer's disease?

Be healthy & active: Alzheimers is a type of dementia. conditions marked by declining cognitive skill such as memory and difficulty functioning.The exact cause if not as yet known for msot indiviudals. However,medicial conditions such as athrosclerosis that affect the heart can also affect the brain and add to the symptoms. Studies have also shown that exercising your brain and body may help. Stay healthy and active! ...Read more

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Why isn't sex education for aids prevention taught more ?

Why isn't sex education for aids prevention taught more ?

Complex: There are many in our communities who feel that organized sexual education interferes with their prerogatives as parents, and some that it intrudes on their religious beliefs. It has become extremely difficult to develop agreement on who should be tested, to say nothing of offering education. This is done commonly in many countries in europe, and explicit ads on tv are common. Not here. ...Read more

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Why isn't aids prevention taught more ?

Good question: Aids prevention should be taught more... But this involves a discussion of very sensitive topics -- sex, drug use etc. Most folks are very uncomfortable discussing these topics and this is especially challenging with children or teens. ...Read more

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Which insect repellents are good for prevention of malaria?

Which insect repellents are good for prevention of  malaria?

DEET & Picardin: Effective mosquito control limits the possiblilty of malaria. Of course, if you are in an area with malria you will need to add medication to prevent malaria too. Safe & effective: 30%deet, preferably in the ultra frormulation adn 20% picardin are proven effective. You can make your clothes insect repellent too by washing in permthrin. Other unproven insect repellents are not recommended. ...Read more

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Has anyone thought about celibacy as the only aids prevention method?

Of course: Unlikely to get it without sex, but not many people maintain strict celibacy. ...Read more

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Is sheepskin good for prevention of pressure sores?

Is sheepskin good for prevention of pressure sores?

At times....: Proper treatment/prevention is geared at keeping moisture, pressure and contamination from the area for long periods. As a prophylactic in the aware/low risk patient, sheepskin might help a little in keeping the area clean and dry. ...Read more

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Do all condoms prevent aids equally?

NO !!!: Read the packages carefully. The "natural" condoms usually do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (std's) including hiv/aids, hepatitis, herpes, etc. The labeling will often say natural, lambskin, ultra sensitive, etc. Sperm are big, but bacteria and viruses are small: get the condom that protects you from both. Also remember, no condom is 100% effective. Be careful out there! ...Read more