Hiv treatment children

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Avatar m tn does hiv affect children the same way as adults? are symptoms/course of disease the same? i saw a commercial about hiv children overseas and was wondering about this. thanks.
Avatar m tn i was grabbed and kissed by a man whilst intoxicated in beer i think the man was hiv positive as some friends of is said one had aids and one had been in prison for murder few days later my mouth became dry i went to gp he said dry mouth due to the beer a week later still same then i got pains in my head and when i swallowed food it felt like it was getting stuck i went to a/e who said it was oral thrush prescribed nystati
Avatar m tn Hello, Since my early childhood, I had OCD. Always washed my hands many times, very picky about things I eat, get extremely worried and seriously depressed whenever i'm sick (whether it's a simple flu, or food poisoning). The illness always takes longer than normal to heal, because of anxiety aggravating symptoms. OCD also applies in the fear of me "hurting" others. I always had a "fear" of me having "HIV"..
652407 tn?1300740799 July 2010 Early HIV treatment can save more children's lives Efforts worldwide on access to treatment for children with HIV have reached a new milestone, with 355 000 children receiving life-saving HIV treatment at the end of 2009, compared to 276 000 at the end of 2008; but many more lives could be saved if more infants started on medication earlier according to new recommendations from WHO.
Avatar m tn If you are e-positive then the end of treatment is becoming e-negative. If you are e-negative then the end of treatment is less clear and needs further discussion.
Avatar m tn There is no such thing as a incubation period in either adults or children with HIV. There is a window period were test may not pick up the virus, this is up to 13 weeks. In terms of HIV leading to Aids, this is on average without treatment is 7 to 10 years.
Avatar f tn For these reasons, therapy for hepatitis C should be recommended even in HIV-infected patients with early and mild disease. Once HIV infection becomes advanced, complications of therapy are more difficult and response rates are less. The decision to treat people co-infected with HIV must take into consideration the concurrent medications and medical conditions. In particular, ribavirin may have significant interactions with anti-retroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection.
Avatar m tn Like HBV, HIV is a fast-mutating virus prone to developing resistance to drugs used on their own. That's why many HIV patients responded well to treatment with AZT in the late 1980s, but sickened as the drug lost effectiveness. Locarnini fears a repeat of the HIV story with emerging Hepatitis B drugs.
936016 tn?1332769204 // ) and also our information on novel testing methods for more information ( ) What happens during seroconversion? The article ( ) also gives a rough timeline of the different stages of HIV infection. Day 0: A person is infected with the HIV virus.
Avatar n tn My DR told me he CURES people all the time! treatment dose not hide symptoms, I had NO symptoms, but I am at stage 3, now I will post a study paper from my DR that uses the word CURE in it alot.
Avatar n tn I didn't get treatment until 3 years later. I finished 51 weeks of treatment in Sept. 7 weeks ago. Every situation is different. Save copies of all your labs, tests, unltrasounds, etc. for your own records. Sometimes people have to change doctors and it's much easier if you have all your own records and we like to have the information also. Is your sister seeing a gastro or a hepatologist?
1707536 tn?1334977677 I am not sure about the evidence, but I can tell you what my doc said before starting the treatment. Among many things like not having children during the treatment, eating fat, having ontime labs and doc office visits, abstaining from alcohol was top in his list.I told me that if I do not follow these items in the list I can choose to drop from the treatment. It is well known that alcohol helps the virus to spread and survive, why does anyone want that risk during the treatment.
Avatar m tn ) samples, it can be concluded that HCV antibodies do not influence virus inactivation by photodynamic treatment. The effect of treatment on RT-PCR signals of HIV-1, which is known to be inactivated rapidly by MB/light treatment, was examined. Plasma was infected with HIV-1 and subjected to RT-PCR, which detected a part of the gag gene. The extent and kinetics of PCR signal reduction induced by MB/light treatment were similar to those observed for HCV.
Avatar f tn I've only heard horrible things about this treatment (low success rate, side effects, etc.) Can anyone give me any advice in considering this treatment or help in finding something else? I feel like all of this has been sprung on me in the last two weeks. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn I remember Galen posting threads that Milk Thistle may increase the level's of medication in one's blood stream, and that this can be potentially dangerous on tx (at least for treatment for HIV, and possibly tx for hep c also), but I don't know how this may apply to Sho-saiko-to. It is worth keeping in mind though.
Avatar m tn I have no interests in men sober but everytime I would drink I would drink in excess and have high risk sexual encounters with men off the internet. The last encounter I had was several months ago. I have been tested for HIV using UniGold. I tested negative but literally I walked out the door thinking the test messed up or it was "undetectable". I constantly have a fear of HIV. I know what I have done in my life is very dispicable and im trying to change myself.
Avatar n tn not all children born to HIV postive parents are positive. Occupational health hazards, lacerations by broken bones of someone that is positive. Broken test tube containg blood of an HIV positive patient. Blood splatter to eyes from an infected patient.
Avatar f tn NO doctor is going to prescribe you an HIV regimen without a confirmed HIV diagnosis (which you have the opposite). Not to mention, HIV treatment comes with its own risks (including liver toxicity among others). Seeking that out would indicate to me that this irrational thinking is so severe that it's causing you to make VERY poor and even quite possibly dangerous decisions that could affect you negatively. Think about that.
Avatar m tn Im just trying to man up to go get tested trying to ready for the results its been three months already if i have hiv how long can i wait if i dont start treatment soon? because im just trying to cope with hiv and when i hear results i just wont freak out im trying to come into terms with it i also been smoking alot lately since all this ordeal started because my anxiety level is just insanely high that im not stable i take like 2 mile long walks to ease it a little bit.
Avatar n tn According to the postings in the forum, I thought I was safe, and did not perform any HIV test, and decided to put this out of mind Now, after about a year, I become quite concerned for the following reasons 1) Lately, I am having some pain in the left of my groin, pin/needle and burning pain in the feet/hands that comes and goes, and also could feel some pea-size bilateral lymph node below the jaw and below right ear.
Avatar m tn Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV was transmitted through transfusions of contaminated blood or blood components. Today, because of blood screening and heat treatment, the risk of getting HIV from such transfusions is extremely small.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
199177 tn?1490502134 • Dangerous • Unpredictable • Unreliable • Untrustworthy Effects on Children Children exposed to family violence are at risk for developing: • Impaired brain functioning, cognitive development and information processing • Destructive relational patterns (distorted images of relationships, family and gender roles) • Psychopathology (internalizing behaviors such as depression as well as externalizing behaviors such as antisocial behaviors like stealing) • Low self-esteem • More depression and a
Avatar f tn I finally decided to stop dating for a time and decided to go for treatment not long after that. I wouldn't bother dating if you're going to do treatment, it can be challenging enough for you and you aren't really yourself while you're going through treatment, you'll likely have fatigue and mood changes from mild to extreme so it's not a great time to be starting a relationship.
Avatar n tn PROGRESSION OF HIV DISEASE IN CHILDREN Researchers have observed two general patterns of illness in HIV-infected children. About 20 percent of children develop serious disease in the first year of life; most of these children die by age 4. The remaining 80 percent of infected children have a slower rate of disease progression, many not developing the most serious symptoms of AIDS until school entry or even adolescence.
Avatar n tn Ok folks, just what you need, another newbie! Diagnosed 1 year ago-HCV-1a. I'm 54 yrs. old male. Liver & labs are normal. Liver biopsy-stage 1. Doc says no rush. no insurance. I've contacted Roche, & they will supply me with Pegasys + Copegus- free! I'm a working musican who's going back to school this fall (music doesn't pay well). I've chosen to start tx 10/1/06-want to enjoy my summer! Been educating myself about Hep C, and now I'm ready-I think.
Avatar f tn Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, approximately 15,000 children in the United States have been infected with HIV and 3,000 children have died. About 90 percent of those were infected with the virus during pregnancy or birth. HIV transmission from mother to child during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding is called perinatal transmission. Perinatal HIV transmission is the most common way children are infected with HIV.
Avatar m tn STDs can't be transmitted to children as we don't have that sort of contact with them. You should post your questions about STDs on the STD forum at this point - I only know testing timelines (this is the herpes forum). Herpes testing would need to be done 3 months post encounter.
Avatar m tn , where he tapered down his drug use, and he now works at the city's AIDS/HIV Services Group, where he'll soon begin counseling HIV-positive drug users. He is fairly close with his immediate family in West Virginia, including a gay father and a lesbian sister with a partner and a baby. The drug regimen has been pretty easy.
Avatar m tn My colleague is recently diagnosed with hiv virus and is not on any treatment so his viral load might be very high and the worst i got poked seconds after he poked himself in office today. i hope his viral load doesn't change anything.