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HIV Drugs Are Not Working After 20 Years

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The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

... Table of Contents Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The Importance of Adherence Starting and Choosing HIV Drugs Barriers to Adherence for Women Overcoming Barriers Adherence Tips Finding Support Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The many advances in HIV treatment in the past 20 years have led to theapproval of 25 drugs that
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Viral Load Blip/Drug Change/Working = Fatigue (BLIPS, 2009)

Dr. Frascino,First of all I have read many of your responses to various questions and I love the wit,and more importantly, the detail and the time you take in answering the questions. I have learned alot and I thank you. I just read the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Frascino Hi, Unfortunately no one can give you a definitive answer to your question. The reason is that the newer, more effective HIV medications haven't been around long enough for us to know! HIV is never really "dormant." Certainly you can... Read more »

Lab work today

I just got my lab work today and don't really understand it at all.Is the Absolute cd 3 my T cell count?I have been taking Bactrim for almost 4 years now and I keep hoping I could get off it, But I'm told my Absolute is low -200 and I should not...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...cells are absolute CD4 cell count.You may want to read: How to read your blood work You did not tell me if you were taking HIV medications, though. The best way to bring CD4 cells up is by using HIV medications to bring your HIV viral load down... Read more »

HIV+ Live and Work in Mexico

I am planning a move to Mexico to live and work. Almost 7 years positive and things under good control. I recently changed meds to Atripla. My question is can I get Atripla in Mexico and what can I expect to pay per month?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.In general, the standard of care for HIV in Mexico is quite good. Most HIV medications available in the US are available in Mexico, but Atripla isn't. The good news is that all the components of Atripla are available-- Read more »

HIV and work

HelloI am a 28 year old, HIV positive male, who was diagnosed 5 years ago. During that time my CD4 has ranged from around 650 to 350 and has gone up and down with no real uniformity. My most recent results indicated a viral load of 75k (a 20k...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...individual that has to live with the cocktail? If you are career driven, great! You should be able to work at full capacity on HIV medications for as long as you would like. Your life should not be significantly curtailed, so plan to reach you... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...(zidovudine, AZT, ZDV) was approved as the first treatment for HIV. During that time, researchers have developed close to 30 HIV drugs, an amazing accomplishment. The drug approval process starts with researchers who discover new compounds to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...with both viruses. HIV increases liver damage from hep C. Coinfected people are more likely to have liver problems from anti-HIV drugs, but your health care provider can choose drugs that easier on the liver. People with both infections... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...providers were much less important. Myths About Medications It has been very challenging for doctors to choose the best anti-HIV medications for their patients. When the first drugs were developed, they had to be taken as many as three times... Read more »

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...for use in HIV infected adults and children 6 years of age or older whose HIV infection has not been controlled by other anti-HIV medications. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing... Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...people is less than 1 in 100,000. If your partner is in a low risk group for having AIDS (for instance a white woman over 25 years old, who is not a prostitute, and is living in a city that does not have above average HIV cases) and you use... Read more »

Can you work full time with hiv/aids forever?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello, I am an hiv positive 36 year bisexual male with two divorces. I have four children from the marriage that I have very large child support payments. These Read more »

Has anyone heard about a posible working vaccine?

Posted by stevetrip, 3 Replies
I've seen a post on SaveADAP that says theresee "Rutger's may have stopped HIV" by Gary Karch. "The drugs called DAPY's mimic the virus by changing shape which enables it to interfere with the way HIV attacks the immune system. It sounds... Read more »