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How do I get treatment for hiv?

How do I get treatment for hiv?

Check with doctor: And if you can't afford one, perhaps the World Health Organization or Doctors without border can assist you ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Which treatment should I start for hiv?

Which treatment should I start for hiv?

Ask your doc...: Treatment for HIV is a complex process and requires significant training/education from docs, often infectious disease doc do this, and dedication from you as a patient. Depending on the genotype of your hiv, your overall health status, use of other medications etc...Which all play a role in what medication will provide benefit with least risk to you. Please consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any medical treatment for hiv's?

Is there any medical treatment for hiv's?

HIV Medicines: There are lots of medications you can take to treat HIV and new ones are being discovered each year. The medications treat hiv, they don't cure it, but they are highly effective in keeping your immune system strong and letting you lead a normal life. While years ago people used to take lots of pills to treat hiv, there are many new options (even one pill once a day). See a HIV specialist! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for HIV and hapis?

What is the best treatment for HIV and hapis?

Hard question: YOu should seek the advice of HIV specialist. The antivirals are the best treatment but very expensive. HAPIS is hIV AIDS intervention system. The treatment best used is the combintation of retrovirals. I hope you are able to get these. Please use protected sex at this point to prevent further spread. ...Read more

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When is someone supposed to start Hiv treatment?

When is someone supposed to start Hiv treatment?

As soon as diagnosed: I think you're the same person who previously asked a question about a 10 year old HIV infection with good HIV viral load and CD4 count despite no treatment. Please re-read that reply. Most people should be immediately started on anti-HIV treatment as soon as HIV is diagnosed. But your situation requires personal attention by an expert. You'll never get a clear answer on this forum. ...Read more

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Could a person who has HIV without treatment suddenly show symptoms after fifteen years?

Yes: Sooner or later, the HIV infection will become symptomatic and the person will need to be treated or they will die of it. A latent period of 15 years isn't uncommon. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are diagnosed with HIV does it mean you automatically get treatment?

No.: Not all people in the U.S. (and certainly not all people in the world) who are diagnosed with HIV receive therapy. Some people opt for close observation. There is literature to suggest that starting mutiple drug therapy earlier in the course of the disease helps to preserve the immune system, but some people do not tolerate certain drugs well and may want to wait for a period of time. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed 3 months ago with hiv. I'm not on meds but are there symptoms that would tell me that I should consider treatment?

I was diagnosed 3 months ago with hiv. I'm not on meds but are there symptoms that would tell me that I should consider treatment?

You need meds: See your doctor. You need treatment now. Don't wait until you get symptoms--that is very late. Do not have sex without using a condom or telling your partner about your HIV status. See you doctor to prevent progression of disease! ...Read more

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How many days wil live a HIV + persn aftr taking art treatment ? My dctr said that appx.20 years aftr that he will die. Is this true ? Pls tell me....

No: I am no expert on HIV but the treatments available now are so much better than the 80's and 90's when i was in medical school and residency. There is no telling what will be available in the future. Plus look at magic johnson. 21 yrs since he announced his infection. Just bought part of los angeles dodgers and still going strong. ...Read more

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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

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