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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 and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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When Are All These "Fantastic" New HCV Drugs Going to be Available?

I am 2b geno who did go to undetectable at wk 4, but then quickly relapsed when off RBV/INF Tx. That was 3 yrs ago, and I did get a histological benefit Stage 2+ back to a 1/2, w/ normal hepatic panels. Will these new antivirals be available for a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask an excellent question - one that will interest many people who read this site.Yes, most of the drugs are being first studied for genotype 1 infection...But now some data are emerging on the treatment of other genotypes. In fact, at the liver... Read more »

Available Drug

Hello Dr. Aberg,We have a close family's friend , resides in Vietnam, who tested HIV positive. We have two questions: 1)are there any anti retroviral drugs currently available in Vietnam to treat HIV infected patients, 2)If not available in...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
There is a web site describing HIV and available treatments. If you click on Vietnam Program you will see a section labeled project contacts which includes a list of physicians. I would try this first. Sending drugs without appropriate monitoring... Read more »

HIV drug availability and mailing *readers, please share your experiences

Hi,I am HIV positive and currently considering a work move that would mean relocation to another country, is there any comprehensive resource that shows what HIV treatments are available in which countries around the world?I was also curious to know...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I'm not aware of any single comprehensive list, but if you send us the name of the country or countries, I'm sure that we'll be able to find the information for you.As for sending medications from the US, it... Read more »

RE: HIV drug availability, mailing *readers, please share your experiences

Hi,I have moved around various parts of my country, ( and met with doctors in a different country ) and have always found online and from local hospitals the best local hiv clinics, both private and public.I have always since being diagnosed had a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks Andrew! You're posts are always full of valuable information.BY... Read more »
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New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
Nature 433, 788 (24 February 2005)

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistant HIV


Rare, aggressive form of AIDS used to publicize dangers of unprotected

[WASHINGTON] A decision by New York health officials to announce the
detection... Read more »

New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Don't Let TMC114 Cost More Than Kaletra, Advocates Urge

We may be only days away from an announcement that the U.S. has approved a
new HIV medication: TMC114 (darunavir), a protease inhibitor that may be
especially helpful for people with... Read more »

New treatment approach to HIV: trial announcement

Posted by Anonymous
We've applied for patent protection on a novel treatment approach to HIV using existing medications already FDA-approved for other disease indications. We hope our approach will decrease infectivity by HIV virus, as well as delay progression to... Read more »


Posted by MICA_INC

We are trying to get HIV Groups & Organizations, Medical and Pharmaceutical Institutions, and Universities and the Medical & Scientific Communities aware, informed and interested in MM-1,...
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