I have been HIV positive for more than 6 years and am still without any treatment. Recently I am facing a challenge with sex – early ejaculation. Can this be connected with the virus? How can I be free of this problem if this is the place to ask such a question, please provide me your usual help!
My friend just got diagnosed with HIV. His T-cell count is 11. What does that mean?
I’m a 30 year old male. Diagnosed last April, 2010 with a CD4 count of 360. In January of this year my CD4 count was 415. I’m not on medication.
However, over the last 4 months, I am getting consistently ill. I had flu (despite getting the flu jab) in December and spent 10 days in bed, and then caught a secondary infection (headaches) a few days after recovering from the flu. Since then I regularly have throat infections, fevers, flu-like symptoms, headaches and have had several courses of antibiotics, and many a week spent poorly in bed.
Is this normal and therefore something I need to get used to?
My doctor has just put me on atazanavir ritonavir. I read in the medical pamflet that one of the side effects is increase in bilirubin. Does this increase manifest itself immediately or can it happen over time? Same goes for the yellowing of the eyes and the ‘sun-tan’ effect?
Thanks very much
I am HIV positive and not on ARVs but take aloe vera every once a month, is it enough to fight the virus as I haven’t been sick so far and I do not wish to take ARVs because of the side effects
Is the diagnosis of AIDS now become redundant as the drugs are so good? I have a CD4 count of 90 and according to everything I read I have AIDS – but my consultant says otherwise. I am thinking he is comforting me and not wanting to tell me the truth which is difficult to swallow.
What is the best medication for nerve pains, they first started in legs now in arms and hands. Patient is on Atripla.
How long do I have, honestly?
I have been diagnosed positive for just over 3.5yrs presenting at 35yrs of age with shingles and a CD4 count less than 05. My health has remained fairly stable since diagnosis, apart from 2 episodes of abnormal cell growth (Intraepelithial neoplasia PIN/AIN), but I have been unable to increase my CD4 count over 150 and the CD4 % remains low between 15-19% with HAART therapy.
I am just wondering, truthfully how long a person can be expected to live with constantly low immunity?
Everyone keeps saying to me ‘well, I could get run over by a bus tomorrow’ but this doesn’t help my situation, nor can this statement be compared to living with a long term condition.
Thanks in advance.
My CD4 count was 299 today. This was the first test. The doctor described a HIV drug that I should take.
My question is can I improve this CD4 count over time if I live a healthy lifestyle?
I am HIV positive man and living in a country where there’s no sperm washing, can I still be able to have a child naturally?
I am HIV positive with good CD4 over 700 without treatment. I discovered this recently and probably I got it also not long time ago. My problem is that now I have likely picked up a hepatitis infection and my platelet count is around 30,000 and dropping quickly.
Is the dropping of platelets due to HIV or hepatitis?
Is it better to cure this with cortisone or start HIV therapy?
Is there any test for determining when I became HIV positive? My numbers are constantly changing, sometimes they are good, sometimes they aren’t. My viral load remains quite low and without a test I would have not known of my status. I am not yet on meds.
Can I use vitamins to increase the chance of not taking ARVs and also exercise, eat well and take supplements to help?
I am a HIV negative woman, who has fallen in love with an HIV positive man. He is on medication and has a low viral load (moving back to undetectable). Am I foolish to think that we have a ‘normal’ relationship? Can we have children? Will this man eventually develop AIDS and die within a matter of years?
I was diagnosed with HIV just barely over a year ago. Because my CD4 count was low my doctor prescribed Atripla.
Within 3-4 months of being on the drug my CD4 count had jumped up to over 800 (from 370) and my viral load dropped to undetectable. I’ve been taking it really carefully and on-time or within an hour and my last labs showed that my CD4 count was reconstituted and my VL was still undetectable.
Last night I had my first blunder. I went out to a birthday party with at a friends house and I forgot my pill at home. It was about 4 hours late. Could this mishap unravel all work I had done to keep my CD4 up?
If my partner and I are both HIV positive, are we still able to conceive with the outcome of the child being HIV negative? If so, what is the process? Do we have to do in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)/sperm washing? I also have hepatitis C. Please help.
My husband tested HIV positive 3 1/2 years ago. He is on treatment and has been undetectable for the last 3 years. I tested negative at the time and have retested every year since and continue to be negative. We have used condoms for intercourse, but we would like to stop using them. What are the chances of my contracting the virus from him at this point if we did stop using condoms?
I am HIV positive and have got a very high viral load my problem is two days ago I developed a mildish headache and woke up with an even worse one that during the day go worse. By the next day it felt like my skull was been squeezed folled by sensivety to all light. By now my neck feels stiff and the pain to the back left of my head is unbearable and I can’t put my head down with the pain been very bad.
I am HIV positive. My first CD4 count was 685 and then it went up to 1295 does that mean I am healthy and is the virus cleared in my body?
Is it ok to use cosmetic products e.g. moistures, face cleansers and bath/shower stuff. Which contain herbs such as witch hazel or evening primrose etc. Or can they still reduce the effectiveness of antiretrovials even though they are in small amounts and not supplement pills.
I’m currenty taking Truvada and efavirenz (Sustiva)