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Taxol And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...overall. Skin lesions may come back after treatment. If KS has spread into internal organs, systemic (whole-body) drug treatment is used. If ART is not enough, the drugs doxorubicin (Doxil) daunorubicin (DaunoXome) or paclitaxel (Taxol) may be added. Doxil and DaunoXome are anti-cancer drugs in "liposomal" form. "Liposomal" means that tiny amounts of drug are encased in small fat bubbles (liposomes). The drugs last longer in this form and...
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HIV and Chemotherapy...Potential interactions?

Doc:I have have learned so much from THEBODY.COM in this past year since I learned I was positive. I am in the final months of a clinical trial studying the effectiveness of the number of doses daily of Ziagen along with Epivir and Sustiva. My t...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...of that study are not out yet. This study was conducted because anecdotally there were small reports of interactions between Taxol and HIV drugs. The drugs used for colon cancer (typically 5-fluroruracil) do not interfere with HIV drugs, so... Read more »

Taxol not working; what's next??

I'm being treated with Taxol as a second line of defense.the KS in my lungs is getting worse. Do I have any other options?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...First it's important to know if you are on optimal HIV therapy. To get the maximum benefit from Taxol, you need to be on an HIV-regimen that will maximally decrease your viral load. Perhaps you are already taking such a regimen.Sometimes Read more »

can a person go from aids back to hiv

if i was diagnoised with aids with a low CD4 count placed on the meds and now have been undetectable with a high CD4 count for over 7 years, can i go from having aids back to just having hiv? will i have a longer more normal life?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Although you can not go from an "AIDS" diagnosis back to "HIV positive," this will not affect your morbidity or mortality. See below. Dr. BobChemo and CD-4 counts Read more »

Chemo and CD-4 counts (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

I am a HIV+ 37 year old male who is very healthy except for fighting KS in my colon and stomach. I have been undergoing Taxol treatment for my KS since Dec 08 until now June 1, 09. My oncologist and I decided to take a break till Mid-July because my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2008) Oct 7, 2008 Dr Bob, First I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you have done for HIV/AIDS. I enjoy your wit also. My question might sound stupid to you but I don't know if I still should be labeled as... Read more »
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The Well Project

Cancers

...cancer. Due to immune suppression, HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to several kinds of cancer, three of which lead to an AIDS diagnosis: Kaposi's sarcoma, certain types of lymphoma, and cervical cancer. Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) KS was... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
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Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Pen Pals, anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...2002, when I developed Kaposi's Sarcoma, and it has really affected my body in unexpected ways. I am currently on DOXIL and taxol systemically. I also started using PanRetin gel. The disease continues to move forward, in spite of best efforts.... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »

Lesbians & HIV/AIDS

Posted by Smiley, 1 Reply
...Hello Everyone: I would like to get in touch, stay in touch and network with other WSW that are HIV+ or have AIDS. ThANKS!!!!!! Read more »