Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Conflicting info-------reaction
Mar 21, 2014

Thank you a million times over Dr.Young!! I appreciate your response. Surprised at how quick. But again, very thankful. The reason I ask is I ok. Is because I have a difficult time swallowing pills. Very difficult time. But my nerves are a little at rest knowing I can chew my med. Because I was afraid I had one of the meds that you absolutely cannon chew or crush. Even though it didn't say so in the packaging. I wish I could give you a hug for the relief that you have given me this afternoon. In case I didn't stress it enough thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don't know what I would've done it you told me I couldn't chew it. But very elated tht I can. Have a good day doctor and bless you for your dedication. If I may ask one other question. Do you think we will ever have a cure for this? For the adults that is. Red about the babies. And extremely happy with that miracle. I also read somewhere that thy could be possible shots as the med to replace pill consumption. Is that true? Or false advertising. Sorry for the run ons and questioning. It just happened to pop in my head. Have a blessed day

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and good to hear back from you.

1) I do believe that HIV is curable. Only in recent years have we learned of the possibility of eradication of HIV from infants. We'll still need additional discoveries to learn how to translate these observations into real world solutions, for both children and adults- this will take time, patience and persistence.

2) No false adverts. There are very active programs that are exploring very long acting injectable formulations for HIV treatment. Two drugs (rilpivirine and an investigational integrase inhibitor, GSK744) have shown tremendous promise. The later is also being investigated as a possible once-monthly HIV prevention (PrEP) medication.

Hope that's helpful and stay in touch, BY



Previous
find treatment
Next
Hiv transmission from undetectable viral load

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement