I am 54 and have been positive for almost three years.
I choose to start treatment five months ago and went undetectable shortly afterwards and my CD4 is currently 595, I am taking isentress and truvada.
I read with interest information about statins and am considering asking my consultant to go on them.
If I do start to take a statin which one would you recommend is best for me.
I read that the benefits of statins are cholesterol-lowering (my last cholesterol result was 4.1), reduced immune activation and inflammation and a significant reduction in the risk of some cancers.
What I am not sure about are the side effects/harm statins can do and whether the long term use will significantly adversely affect my quality of life.
Any information you can give would be very welcome. Thanks
Can I take Venteze 4mg with my ARVs: nevirapine, lamivudine and tenofovir?
I am a 30 years old woman .I have been HIV positive since 2009 and on combination treatment. Currently my viral load is undetectable and my CD4 count is above 500.
I just had a baby girl last month. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant.
Now that I have the baby, I have been asked to have a glucose tolerance test done to check whether it was just during the pregnancy or if I could be at risk of diabetes.
My question is being HIV positive, how bad it is to have diabetes also? And what types of treatment will I have be put on? Basically I would just like to know quite enough about the condition, just to be prepared.
Why cant a HIV+ person’s CD4 levels get back up to the same levels that existed before infection when reaching undetectable on antiretrovirals?
I am a 40 year old female who has been positive for 4 years. Presently, I am on combination drugs.
Besides condoms, what is the best form of short-term contraception?
My wife of 3 years tested HIV positive last week. She is 2 months pregnant and I tested negative. I did a rapid test and I am circumcised. Is this real?
Is it possible to travel with my TB medication in Dubai?
Both my partner and I are positive.
I recently did my blood test and my CD4 count has dropped from 515 to 112 in a year. I was informed that I had to start medication.
He is not on meds as yet. We try our best to practice safe sex. But can this cause me to become resistant or continue lowering my CD4
Can a man sleep with an infected woman and not be infected?
How is that possible?
Do you know where I can find an HIV friendly dentist in London please?
I am HIV positive and have been taking ART regularly for 4 years. My CD4 count is 625 and viral load is 519.
Can you please guide me about prognosis?
My husband has recently tested HIV positive. I have tested HIV negative. He is afraid that if we have intercourse there is the risk of me becoming positive.
The doctor has suggested using protection, however he is still not comfortable with that suggestion, he does not want to risk my health. Basically, he does not want to have intercourse anymore, he is afraid that we both will become positive even with the use of protection.
How do I support him in his decision, or do we look at divorce. He feels that he would rather divorce me than to take any risks on my health. I do not want to pressure him or give him anymore stress than he already has.
What do I do? Can a sexless marriage be healthy?
If your CD4 count is 61 then what are the chances of getting back to the routine level that is 450 and above?
How long a person can live if he has had both HIV (for about 18 months) and chronic hepatitis B (for 3 years) if he recently started ART (15 days ago).
I am newly diagnosed with HIV. I am taking Truvada (tenofovir + FTC), Stocrin (efavirenz) and Bactrim for lung infection. Can I continue take multivitamins?
I am HIV positive and so is my partner.
We’ve been on treatment since October 2011 and we want a baby.
What can we do for our baby to be negative?
My CD4 count was at 4, when I started Atripla 17 days ago. Will this low count affect the effectiveness of the meds? And does this count mean I have AIDS? I have no sides effects and i feel better already.
When lucky enough to reach an undetectable level why cant your immune system repair itself bringing the CD4 count replenishing levels back to as before contracting HIV, if there is no longer any attack being made by the virus?
A lot of people submitting posts on this site appear to have reported massive increases from very low starting counts after antiretroviral treatment,
Thanks for a great site.
I am HIV positive and on medication. My consultant always tells me that my HIV is undetectable now.
I am planing to go for a holiday to a country where they do a HIV test while entering the airport. Will they know I am positive if I am on medication and my HIV is undetectable?
I just find out that I am HIV positive and my CD4 count is 80. If I take Atripla am I gonna get better or must I take ARVs. Which one is the best?