Just Tested HIV+
Dr. Nittaya Phanuphak at The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre gives her advise to people just diagnosed with HIV.
Watch Dr. Anchalee giving her advise to people infected with HIV.
An interview with Nimit Tienudom from AIDS Acess on the accessibity of HIV medication, ARVs for people living with HIV in Thailand. (video is in Thai)
Miss Sasiwimol explains about the baseline tests for people infected with HIV including CD4, viral Load,kidney function, liver function and resistance testing. An undetectable Viral load can be achieved after proper adherence to ARV medication.
If you are diagnosed HIV positive with CD4 count 350 or less, general guidelines suggest that the ARV therapy should be started. Other reasons to start therapy include patients with a very high viral load or paints who have hepatitis confection. Watch Dr. Reshmie at The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre explain in detail about the first and second-line of HIV regimen.
The first-line of regimen means the first HIV regimen which is prescribed to patients when they first start HIV therapy and the second-line regimen is what that we switch to once patients have become resistant to the initial therapy.
The main reason to switch from one regimen are side effects like rash, dizziness, insomnia from Efavirence although most of these side effects fade away but some people can not tolerate the side effects. One more reason for switching the regimen is drug resistance.
For more information please contact your healthcare provider.
Watch Our Expert Dr. James Fletcher's advise to people who have just contracted HIV. For people seeking HIV testing, treatment program, care and support are welcome to visit Anonymous Clinic at The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre.