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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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How long can a child born with HIV live if they never get treatment....

How long can a child born with HIV live if they never get treatment....

HIV vertical : No one can say exactly how long anyone with any condition will live, but i can assure you that a child born with HIV will longer with treatment than they will without it. ...Read more

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People living longer and longer without getting aidss. Please tell me if treatment for hiv/aids advancing?

People living longer and longer without getting aidss. Please tell me if treatment for hiv/aids advancing?

Several ways: Treatment is advancing by medical regimens becoming simpler to take ( thus better patient adherence), more potent in nature ( penetrating to deeper tissue stores) and new mechanisms of action to combat potential development of resistance. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Hi Doc, I'm healthy individual (HIV- and no diseases), but my RPR&FTA have just come back reactive with titre 1:64. What treatments, how long to cure?

Hi Doc, I'm healthy individual (HIV- and no diseases), but my RPR&FTA have just come back reactive with titre 1:64. What treatments, how long to cure?

Penicillin treatment: You have tested positive for Syphilis. The treatment for this is injections of penicillin. The number of doses depends on how long ago you were infected, and which organs are affected. You should see your doctor as soon as possible to start treatment. You can expect improvement in symptoms within days to a couple weeks at the longest as long as you do not have nervous system involvement. ...Read more

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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

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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

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