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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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I am takeing truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, prezista, along with bactrim, is this a good combination for the treatment of hiv? And how long will it take to see resul

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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I am takeing truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, prezista, along with bactrim, is this a good combination for the treatment of hiv? And how long will it take to see resul

Yes: This is one of the standard regimens for treatment of hiv, as well as a prophylactic antibotic for pcp and toxoplasmosis. Your viral load should be decreasing almost immediately, and follow up viral loads should be dropping in a matter of weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Hiv patient and probiotics, newly diagnosed hiv, on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for lung infection. Was on a probiotic daily before diagnosis, should he continue ?

Hiv patient and probiotics, newly diagnosed hiv, on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for lung infection.  Was on a probiotic daily before diagnosis, should he continue ?

AIDS: I am sorry to hear that your diagnosis also came with a badly damaged immune system. Know that in general the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is only temporary as your immune function normalizes on treatment. I would only advise that you take the pro-biotics at a time different than when you take the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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I am HIV +, undetect, CD4 865, i also have genital herpes but take Valtrex for it. I had a root canal done and developed sinus infect, bronchitis. Taking 1 week now bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clyndamicyn, poor recovery.

I am HIV +, undetect, CD4 865, i also have genital herpes but take Valtrex for it. I had a root canal done and developed sinus infect, bronchitis. Taking 1 week now bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clyndamicyn, poor recovery.

Immunosuppressed: Your recovery may be hampered by some of the medications you take as well as some of your other medical conditions. You should see an infectious disease specialist to ascertain you are taking the proper medications given your complex medical history. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of HIV and aids?

What is the main cause of HIV and aids?

Virus: HIV, (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) causes AIDS, (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Other risk factors, in addition to HIV infection are drug abuse, associated infections like hepatitis, tuberculosis and non-compliance with treatment. ...Read more

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Is there something that can reverse Hiv and aids?

Is there something that can reverse Hiv and aids?

Not really: This depends on what you mean by "reverse". There is nothing that cures HIV, i.e. that clears the virus from the body. However, there are very effective treatments to keep HIV in control, improve the impaired immune system, and prevent the life threatening illnesses seen in AIDS. Even in resource poor settings of your country (South Africa), low cost treatment often can be found. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does circumcision decrease HIV and aids rate?

Multiple theories: There are multiple theories surrounding why circumcision decreases hiv/aids. One theory suggests that there is a larger number of langerhans or "hiv target cells" located in the foreskin of uncircumsized men, thus increasing the risk of HIV infection. Another theory suggests that the skin is thinnest in the foreskin, thus facilitating HIV infection. Thus, circumcision would reduce these risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...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