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HIV/AIDS Drug Development Innovation

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AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition

Most Pharmaceutical Companies Receive Poor Grades on HIV/AIDS Drug Development Innovation, According to AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition Report Card

New York, N.Y. -- With the estimated 1.2 million people with HIV/AIDS in the United States expected to live close to a normal life span, the majority of pharmaceutical companies are not developing innovative, new long-term treatment options that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

GSK Should Allow Generic Competition for HIV/AIDS Drugs to Address Innovation, Access Problems in Developing Countries, Opinion Piece Says

GlaxoSmithKline 's recent announcement that it plans to reduce drug prices in some low-income countries and share information on patented drugs is "welcome" but not a "radical departure from standard fare," Tido von Schoen-Angerer -- director of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Former French Foreign Minister Douste-Blazy Appointed to Serve as Special U.N. Adviser on Innovative Funding for Millennium Development Goals

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former French foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy as special adviser on innovative financing for the U.N. Millennium Development Goals , U.N. deputy spokesperson Marie Okabe announced... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Innovations with drugs for HIV?

Has there been any innovative medicine that just got developed for HIV?This seems like a stupid question, but if CCR5 is the receptor to which the HIV binds to the cell, why can't we make a membrane that has these receptors that has nothing...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi Curious,Thanks for posting your thoughts. Not a stupid idea at all; there is a (single) CCR5 antagonist (maraviroc) that's approved for HIV treatment.CCR5 decoys have been tried in the past, but have not (yet) proven to be effective. The... Read more »

Use of Cotrimox for HIV/AIDS in developing countries

Dear Experts,I am doing a research related to promotion of Cotrimox for the treatment of HIV in developing countries where ARV drugs are not available. Could you provide any information regarding the usage of cotrimox, side effects of the drug and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Cotrimoxazole is one of the trade names for the antibiotic trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (otherwise known as Bactrim or Septra). Cotrimoxazole is the form of the medication most commonly used in resource-limited countries.The medication is... Read more »

Hetrosex is not the primary source of HIV/AIDS in the Developing World

Hi Dr Bob,Please consider this argument.Studies have proved that the rapid spread of this disease in the developing world is primarily the outcome of poor hospital sanitation. People in Africa are more likely to be infected by dirty injections...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The wildfire spread of HIV/AIDS in developing countries has many overlapping causes, including, but not limited to, poverty. Yes, the "moral problem" rationality has never made sense to anyone with half a brain or ounce of common... Read more »

new development in the drug Maraviroc

Dear Dr.Bob,Hope you are well.I was just watching the news in England when a story about the HIV drug called Maraviroc was discussed. It was said that in a few months the drug will be available on the NHS (national health service in England). As you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Maraviroc is in a new class of anti-HIV drugs called "CCR5 Inhibitors." They target a very early stage in the infection process the cell-entry stage. These drugs have been in development for quite some time and maraviroc is primed to... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

Posted by bradford
HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

From the time I was told I had six months to live by an AIDS specialist in 1985, I learned from other people infected with HIV and included supplements and complementary therapies. These kept me healthy and were... Read more »

Natural Product Drug for HIV/AIDS and Eczema

Posted by Ali_Rezai, 1 Reply
You can use the seeds of thin chilli peppers that have been frozen to effectively treat HIV/AIDS. I made the discovery for treating eczema. I approached the Pharmaceutical industry to find a partner to test and develop it. Novartis (a top ten... Read more »

Help Develop New Drugs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I don't know how many of you guys have seen this:

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org.

Basically, you install this program that runs in the background whenever your computer is on and uses spare processor power to process packages of information sent to... Read more »

new meds in development as of Dec. 2002

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I posted this to the "Living with HIV" group but thought this group would be interested in it, too. It was released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in December, 2002:

Here's the release:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

83 NEW... Read more »