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How Do HIV Drugs Work

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Ask the Experts

haart therapy and hiv genes

Of the nine HIV genes, which one according to HAART therapy would be the most dangerous if it were to mutate?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Almost all HIV drugs work on HIV enzymes (reverse transcriptase and protease) that are co-located in the HIV-1 pol gene. Mutations in the gene sequences Read more »

How can I avoid lipodistrophy

I have been living with HIV since 1997, I take meds since october 2008 (Truvada & Caletra), after 3... Read more »

Atripla diarrhea and belly pain

Hii am 29 years old and HIV+ for 4 years now.My CD4 count is about 336. my viral load is about 0. I... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

How HIV Drugs Work

...this stage of the virus. Once proviral DNA has been integrated into the body's natural DNA, HIV becomes a lifelong infection. HIV drugs provide the body with a strong defense against the reproduction of HIV; however, they do not kill the virus.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

How HIV Drugs Work 101

...destroys the medication before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. [See " Adherence 101 " and " To Start or Not Start? "] Some HIV drugs will require closer monitoring, and sometimes dose reductions, to decrease the risk of side effects or toxic... Read more »
Body Positive

Choose HIV Drugs That Work for You

... Ever hit a restaurant with a menu bigger than your apartment? You need food, but the choices are staggering. HIV drugs are similar. Current information empowers consumers to make "informed" choices when choosing HIV drugs. Know Your... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

We Need to Know More about How HIV Drugs Work in Women

Community advocates routinely remind clinical trial sponsors how important it is to insure that drugs are studied in women. Trial sponsors routinely say they agree and want to do better as they recite the percentages of women in their studies. The... Read more »
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hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms Read more »

Will I be able to work??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm HIV+ and am still in what has been a prolonged/severe acute phase post infection which was about 7 weeks ago. I will have my first appointment next week with the HIV specialist and get blood results etc. I expect high viral load given my acute... Read more »


Posted by DUDE If developed into a drug, it would join an experimental but promising new class of drugs called integrase inhibitors. HIV drugs work at different steps in the process the virus goes through to infect cells. Integrase inhibitors would stop... Read more »