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HIV/AIDS Drug Development Innovation

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AIDS InfoNet

Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

...antiretroviral drugs in development Fact Sheet 480 : immune therapies These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use against HIV. Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors This is a new class of anti-HIV drugs. They are intended to protect cells from infection by HIV by preventing the virus from attaching to a new cell and breaking through the cell membrane. Researchers hope that these drugs can prevent...
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Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HelloI am not familiar with any published peer-reviewed and scientifically rigorous articles on "Hootone" treatments for HIV infection. ThanksJoe Read more »

BF on anti hiv drugs I am not

Hello Dr Frascino and I hope youand your partner are doing well :) My partner is on Atripla and has been for a year, I am positive too but not on any medication. My question concerns sex. I am the top in our relationship, and I would like to know,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello UK Lad,You ask if there is a risk of a superinfection whereby you could contract another strain of HIV that is resistant to one or more components of Atripla. The answer is yes, there is at least a theoretical risk this could happen. In order... Read more »

New Developement

Please what new developments are there as per drugs and treatment that might bring final solution in the near future. thanks.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transcriptase inhibitor drugs (RTIs) dramatically decreased HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality. Now, after a decade, two new classes of anti-HIV drugs are hitting the market integrase inhibitors and CCR5 antagonists!Integrase inhibitors stop the... 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 Read more »
AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition

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

...Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffman La Roche, Merck & Co., Pfizer and Tibotec) with HIV/AIDS drugs on the market in five categories: drug development portfolio and plans, access to drugs, pricing, community... 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

...situation -- such as the one occurring in China, where GSK's patent "allows the company to charge prohibitive costs for the AIDS drug lamivudine" -- is "not one that can be wished away: as patients across the world start to develop resistance to... Read more »
Project Inform

New Anti-HIV Drugs in Development

...few and far between. Only a handful of new drugs in development block HIV reproduction by new mechanisms. Most experimental anti-HIV drugs are simply improved versions of existing therapies or new variations of those currently available. Such... Read more »
Project Inform

Pipeline Update: Short Notes on New Anti-HIV Drugs in Development

...Inhibitors (NNRTIs) Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) Entry Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors Other Types of Anti-HIV Drugs The Phases of Drug Development Phase I studies are small and are designed to get... Read more »
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Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...people. What I didn't realize when I began HIV treatment was that I was creating a recipe for disaster. The correct use of anti-HIV drugs had to be learned over time, and even though I was fortunate enough to gain access to new drugs almost as... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply who are desperate to get their hands on these drugs. Treatments consist of more than 250 combinations of three or more anti-HIV drugs that were first introduced in January 1996 and popularized in the summer of that year. For the past two... Read more »

search for HIV/AIDS drugs

Posted by Anonymous
...Search for HIV/AIDS drugs by just leaving your computer on. See FightAIDS@home for details. Read more »

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 Read more »