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HIV Treatment 101

... Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications
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Bladder cancer treatment in an HIV positive patient. How do HIV drugs and chemotherapy go together?

My husband has been diagnosed with Stage 3-4 Bladder cancer. So far there is no evidence that the cancer has spread beyond the bladder wall, but he is advised to undergo bladder removal surgery. There are concerns that chemotherapy will complicated...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School would be managed were he to be HIV negative. Most of the chemotherapy and radiation treatments do not interfere with the HIV treatments with a few exceptions. One of the HIV drugs AZT (zidovudine, retrovir, combivir, trizivir) does not mix... Read more »

Recreational drugs and HIV treatment

I am starting treatment for the first time this week -- I will be taking Combivir and Nevirapine. I am a social person and once in a while will use coke, ecstasy, speed, marijuana. Not often....say, once a month on a Saturday night and not in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I am not aware of interactions with this regimen. However, there have been cases of death with ecstasy and ritonavir (Norvir) (Kaletra too) due to an interaction. Speed is not good for the immune system and seems to be associated with viral load... Read more »

test procedure for HIV drug resistant

I have diagnostic centre in central india, got pcr setup recently want to know cell culture based drug resistant test procedure & details about genotype , phenotype. thank you.
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
This is way too complex of an issue to discuss in this forum. I suggest you consult the medical literature, as there are thousands of publications on this subject and procedures have been outlined in these papers. Read more »

Alcoholic Liver Disease and HIV

I have recently been diagnosed with two things: alcoholic liver damage (moderate), and HIV. How will my body tolerate the medications? And for how long? Are there any medications for HIV that do not need to go through the liver? Please answer...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Treatment for HIV is very important to slow down liver disease progression. Several studies suggest that suppression of HIV is a good thing for Read more »
The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

...point, you are at risk of getting AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) that can cause serious illness or death. HIV Treatments Scientists have developed drugs that block HIV from reproducing (multiplying). These drugs are grouped... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

...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 fight HIV, as well as five combination pills... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Weekly Cycles of Once-Daily Anti-HIV Drugs Could Reduce Cost of HIV Treatment

...(NIH), researchers have shown that it may be feasible to treat HIV-infected patients with a simple, once-daily regimen of anti-HIV drugs given in pre-planned, 7-day-on, 7-day-off cycles. This approach is known formally as "short-cycle structured... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illicit Drug Use and HIV Treatment Outcomes in a U.S. Cohort

... The goal of the current study was to assess the prevalence of illicit drug use and the impact of HIV treatment using multivariable regression of cross-sectional data from participants in the Study of Fat Redistribution and Metabolic Change Read more »
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HIV research study

Posted by HIVstudy, 2 Replies
...positive to participate in a 40 minute web or telephone survey (your preference) to discuss your current views about HIV and HIV medications. You do not have to be taking medication to participate. This interview will be completely confidential... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply becomes difficult to treat, but because MDR HIV can be transmitted to other 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... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... Are We Prescribing HIV Drugs Properly? In cash-starved regions of the world, deciding who should get anti-retroviral drugs for HIV is a tough call. Now it... Read more »

HIV and Treatment Denial

Posted by Deny, 3 Replies
I was told a month ago by my doctor that I was HIV positive and that my cd4 count was 380. My doctor informed me of the various treatments to take if my CD4 drops below 350. I told my doctor that I refuse to take any medications, that I am not... Read more »