Hiv treatment programs

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Avatar n tn just like drug treatment programs would there be any for hcv i don't want my family to have to deal with any mood swings.
537639 tn?1232057169 have no insurance. does anyone have any ideas as to how i can go about getting treatment? does any place offer treatment when u can afford to pay for it? i jsut want to get the **** over with so i can go on with my life. i'v stressed over this for a week now & im tired of stressing. thanks for any help that anyone can give.
149675 tn?1416676733 Not to mention pressure from the Fed (these other protocols at the current rate are draining the Fed programs like nobody's business...the current treatment protocols are easy to get if youre on public assistance programs....and with more and more people getting diagnosed, they are seeing this as the giant pandemic it really is.....and for all their efforts, they are only SVRing 50% of the geno 1s....not a sterling track record.....
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 n tn I thought since this was federal funding that it would be the same here but NY state supplements federal funding for these programs and FL does not. BF gets free treatment and meds for HIV but they will not treat anything unrelated to HIV. Who do you treat with in Ft Lauderdale? Do you see a hepatologist in Broward Co? None of the hospitals in the North Broward Hospital District have a hepatologist on staff, which is also unbelievable.
Avatar n tn The general medical community and most publications ,it seems, state that most people with hep c , will not die from the infection itself. The infection stimulate your system , and in many cases this stimulation goes on for 20+ years. What damage does this influx of natural interferons and the release of other substances by our immune system cause in our organs and tissues during such an extended period of time? Nobody really knows.
Avatar n tn I'm concerned about disclosure to my employer (the village I work for) in regards to treatment and the possible need to take time off if sides are bad. Also I don't know who would find out like coworkers as this disease is feared so much. It's a small place (150 employees) so if I started looking sickly the rumors would fly. Would they/could they fire me? do I need a lawyer?
Avatar n tn i know he mentioned asking congress for doubling up on funds for hiv treatments and research and extending the programs out 5 more yrs. he also mentioned that they expire in 2008, therefore he was asking early. also mentioned something like 32 billion dollars. whats your all take on this? do you think it will improve treatment options, research procedures and finally better school education?? my take, dubyas way to increase his popularity in a time when most of us dislike the guy.
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.
Avatar n tn There are plenty of exceptions to all these comments, both in industrialized and developing countries. For example, owing to intensive and highly successful education programs in Thailand, the rate of HIV in Thai CSWs is low (much different than 10-15 years ago). But travelers to Africa, the Indian subcontinent, most of Asia, and most developing countries should think twice (or 3 or 4 times!) before having commercial sex.
Avatar n tn In the UK we have the NHS which offer treatment for HIV FOC. Is there a fund or similar to support people who are +ve in the States? Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am curious.
Avatar m tn But it is not a death sentence anymore, since there is medication available and assistance programs to help finance these drugs, at least in first worlds. HIV positive people in developing countries are not as fortunate to access HAARTs, so please consider financially helping them too if you can afford it. In the meantime, please practice safe sex if you cannot confirm that you or your partner/partners are HIV negative. BTW, I am not a health practitioner, but am a scientist by trade.
Avatar m tn The differences are great between Sub-Saharan African populations compared to western Europe or North America in sexual behavior, stage of the HIV epidemic (the proportion of infected people with high viral loads), HIV treatment, background STD rates, circumcision, and other factors that explain the differences. The likelihood of getting HIV from a single encounter with an 'upscale' escort in Europe is probably less than that of being hit by lightning--literally.
Avatar f tn I have known being the carrier for about 10 years (probably since birth). I first started treatment since Jan 08, due to very high load of DNA (almost 600m copies) and high AST, ALT (200, 600 respectively). Echographie abdominale shows Liver were functioning well (all following tests showed same result). As prescribed by doctor, I have been using Baraclude since. After 6 months treatment (Jul 08), ALT, AST were back in normal range. Virus count dropped to less than 30K copies .
Avatar m tn ( Protected with a Transsexual sex worker, however i dont know if the Condom was Safe or not) 2) Are HPV or Genital warts a Symptoms of HIV? Does it effect my HIV test was taken on 86th day after Exposure?
Avatar m tn There's probably no more than a 1% chance your partner had HIV. Second, sexual transmission of HIV doesn't occur except by unprotected vaginal or anal sex. If it occurs at all by oral sex, it's very rare; on estimate is once for every 20,000 events. And your risk is lower still, given the very brief oral sex exposure. Finally, HIV is not transmitted at all by hand-genital contact, fingering, kissing, etc.
Avatar f tn This excellent article and treatment decision guide was written by Andrew Reynolds of Project Inform and Help4Hep. I love the way it is laid easy to read. http://www.projectinform.
Avatar n tn It doesn't really matter how one contracts HIV. It is how one takes care of themselves and gets treatment when necessary.
Avatar m tn PATIENT, HEAL THYSELF: SOLUTION TO PERSONALISED TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC INFECTIONS COULD LIE IN THE PATIENT’S OWN BLOOD This discovery gives hope for a more effective and cheaper treatment strategy to millions worldwide suffering from chronic infections 1.
Avatar m tn In a foreign country I had what looked to be a positive HIV 1&2 antibody test. The test was "reactive" with less than 1,0 on the test being negative and greater than 1,0 being "reactive", my result was: 2,1 S/CO, or reactive. No follow up test as I was in foreign country (albeit in a top, modern, 'American' hospital) This was exactly 1 month after what I thought was exposure via insertive/receptive unprotected male-male sex.
Avatar m tn Even if you cannot afford routine care, there are programs available to assure treatment for people with HIV. After you arrive, you can contact the Massachusetts health department for information about finding such care; or just make an appointment at one of the major medical centers.
Avatar n tn A close friend of mine that I've known for ~6yrs is HIV+ ~11 years. He occasionally misses a dose on the anti-retroviral meds yet doing well. Recently, completely innocent intentions of cuddling escalated. We shared an open mouth kiss for a few moments and he performed oral sex on me for all of a minute. I've long since read HIV is not transferable via kissing unless both parties have open sores, yet today I read sores/ cuts to pass HIV can be very small and not readily noticeable.
Avatar m tn Hello--Last night I had sex with another man I know to be HIV positive. I always use a condom and this has always been very successful. However, last night the condom I was wearing broke and I didn't realize it until I pulled out after ejaculation. This was a relatively short session, just a few minutes, however I do understand that transmission for the penetrating partner can occur via mucus membranes in the urethra?
Avatar f tn Ritonavir Use in Treatment of HIV Ritonavir is in a class of medicines called the HIV protease inhibitors. Ritonavir is used in combination with other anti-HIV medicines to treat people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Ritonavir is for adults and for children greater than 1 month in age and older. Ritonavir does not cure HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing HIV to others.
Avatar m tn having hiv doesnt exempt you from working. treatment? there are many programs out there for ppl with hiv. your hiv doctor can assist you with that. you should keep your posts in the "living with" forum.
Avatar m tn I believe Xolair is FDA approved as an injectible treatment for asthma. Clinical trials for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria are happening in a few medical centres in the United States and Europe. I am surprised that your allergist would not be able to provide you with information on its availability and FDA status.
Avatar m tn These vary by state and tend to be geared toward the elderly, disabled, or those in financial need. Some programs are for those with specific conditions like HIV/AIDS or end-stage kidney disease. Programs may also coordinate with Medicare benefit plans. You may see these called state pharmaceutical assistance programs (SPAP).
Avatar f tn Ritonavir Use in Treatment of HIV Ritonavir is in a class of medicines called the HIV protease inhibitors. Ritonavir is used in combination with other anti-HIV medicines to treat people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Ritonavir is for adults and for children greater than 1 month in age and older. Ritonavir does not cure HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing HIV to others.
228686 tn?1211558307 It's hard to argue with a 60% decrease in crimes committed by users in the program over three years. They've also discovered that of those involved in the treatment program, 1/3 of them went on to join abstinence programs after two years, while another 1/3 went on to join methadone maintenance programs (it is, after all, cheaper). That means that this program has a 33 PERCENT rate so far of getting heroin addicts off of drugs. Compared to the 3% success rate of American Methadone Programs...