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A Drug That Slows The Process Of AIDS

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Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction How Drugs Are Metabolized Drugs That Slow Down Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself Introduction In order for a drug to work properly, a person must take the correct dose sothat the right amount of drug...
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Why Is the Pipeline of New Meds So Slow?

Many people are running out of options while the HIV drug pipeline slows down. Now that each of the major drug companies has anti-HIV products the monopolists are not eager to speed new drugs through the system that might compete, even though...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Several of the PIs were approved quite rapidly (time cut in half) so it is possible. However, with the current legitimate concern about long term safety of drugs (i.e. Vioxx) there is a need to accumulate 6-12 month data in at least moderate sized... Read more »

Med changes to slow facial wasting

I am 50 years old. I have been HIV+ for more than 15 years. For approximately five years I have taken only 3TC and D4T. I took nothing prior, but did participate in an immunogen study (Jonas Salk) for 10 years which just ended. My viral load is...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
Your story is, unfortunately, very common and your questions are very appropriate. Here's what we know at present.First, there is no effective medical treatment to restore fat lost from the extremities or the face. I've not seen any... Read more »

HIV Infection Process

Dr. Bob,Hello. I am not sure if this is the correct forum to present this question, but I've been browsing this section for a few weeks now and you seem to be really on top of things.My question/curiosity is regaring the HIV infection process....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The natural history of HIV infection is well documented. You are correct there is a spike in HIV viral load shortly after infection, which then decreases as the body's immune response kicks into gear. I'll reprint a brief description... Read more »

Decision Process for antiretroviral therapy

Doc, I go to my ID for the first time on the 21st. I am well within the range to start therapy. How does an ID specialist decide what combination of drugs to give you? What are the decisions based on?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The decisions are informed by the various HIV treatment guidelines which include the DHHS, International AIDS Society, British HIV Association, and so on. Just as important is the personal preference of the physician. The clinician is not required... Read more »
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EHIV, SLOW!!!HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know that no one can help me at this point but on Thurs. I went in and had my blood drawn for HIV testing. Well it is Mon at 630pm eastern time and I keep getting a call us back from the women in the office at EHIVTEST.com and if I am not... Read more »

Does slow seroconversion = slow progression?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, thanks for your help with my other questions a few pages back. I would like to buy everyone a drink when this is all over, but probably can't aford it!

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Does anyone know of any natural indicators of the rate of hiv disease... Read more »

HIV Support Ethnography - Talk with me about your process of seeking support!

Posted by SophiaRois, 2 Replies
My name is Sophia and I am a college student who is personally and academically interested in issues of HIV/AIDS and sexual health. I am currently in an Anthropological Research Methods course that asks us to conduct an ethnography, a project that... Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Common anti-convulsant drug may help slow the progression of dementia
Researchers have found that a common anticonvulsant drug improved cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The... Read more »