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Author Topic: Wondering about a few things  (Read 3670 times)

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Offline Stone

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Wondering about a few things
« on: July 19, 2009, 01:32:10 am »
When my brother was first diagnosed they told him that he probably acquired the virus 2-3 years prior.  How do they know that?  If they use the numbers, how do they know what time of strain and the effects of the numbers?  I also have been reading a lot about drug holidays.  I know we use them with some other diseases but I have always thought once you were on your on and stopping them is not safe.  What effects of stress have any of you seen with the numbers.  I have an autoimmune disease so I need to work on keeping my stress level under control.  However even if the stress gets out of control the effects are transient.  Is it the same thing or more long term.  Also, is there a med that helps with lipodystrophy more than Atripla?  He switched a year ago and there has been very little change, almost seems to have continued to progress.  Thanks

Offline md

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Re: Wondering about a few things
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 03:39:39 am »
Unless your brother was being tested regularly or was able to narrow down his risk of infection to a single incident there really is no way of accurately telling when he was infected.

Saying that he was "probably"  infected "2 or 3 years ago" based purely on his blood work is just a guess.


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