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Attack Hiv With Another Virus

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

... What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is HIV Disease? What Is HIV? Each letter stands for the following terms: H -- Human -- because this virus can only infect human beings. I -- Immuno-deficiency -- because the effect of the virus
Ask the Experts

HIV and Steroids/Growth Hormones

I have friend who has been on a medical cocktail for two years, and has been HIV positive for 8 years. He has begun injecting steroids as part of a weight-training program, in addition to injecting a muscle growth hormone as well. Is there any...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...from every medication, including Tylenol and aspirin. Neither growth hormone nor injectable steroids are known to accelerate HIV disease. Mood swings can be a reaction to steroid hormones. Steroids of the testosterone type can contribute to... Read more »

INtergrase Inhibitor Drug Trial

Next week I start participating in a drug trial for an intergrase inhibitor though a local HIV organization. I have not been able to find much information about this class of HIV drugs. Can you please provide me with any information as to what I can...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question and participation in clinical trials.HIV integrase is a HIV-encoded protein that is essential for the life cycle of the virus. The enzyme (integrase) is responsible Read more »

HIV attacking central nervous system

i was diagnosed with encypholitis back in october at which time i was removed from all meds. I had bloodwork done and my t cells dropped from 910 to 527 in late December also viral from undetectable to 1600. New bloodwork done in middle of January...
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
...Not exactly sure what she might be speaking of. However, HIV exists in all tissues including the brain and spinal fluid. HIV drugs penetrate into the brain at different levels. In general Read more »

low T cell count with low viral load

I have a friend who has been HIV pos for 11 years. He is takingh Crixivan & Videx and while his viral load is virtually nilhis T cells are now down to 116. Two years ago his lover died with a similar Tcell count so her is naturally shaken. HisM.D....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...looses its ability to regenerate those cells. It's as though it's forgotten how to make them, even though the attack by the HIV virus has been halted.The important thing is to keep the viral load undetectable. You can't do betterthan that. And... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Hitting HIV Early: A Swift Attack on the Virus is a Sound Strategy

...antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on the immunological and virological responses of infected adults at early stages of HIV infection ( AIDS 2000, vol. 14, No. 13). In this study, "early infection" was determined using assessments of the immune... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Discover a Key to How AIDS Virus Attacks the Body

...HIV vaccine is critical to the control of HIV globally, and is the most important and difficult scientific challenge facing AIDS researchers today," Fauci said. The full report by Harrison and colleagues, " Structure of an Unliganded Simian... 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 »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...protease enzyme. There are many approved PIs: Aptivus (tipranivir) Crixivan (indinavir) Invirase (saquinavir) Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir) Lexiva (fosamprenavir) ... Read more »
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I am confused taken meds

Posted by michellej, 1 Reply
...I was told that I have AIDS not HIV my mom asked the doctor!First starting me on 4 different types of antiviral meds. ended up in hospitail! I am and have Read more »

HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I'm curious how many of you -- 1. Have experienced easily forgetting things or have trouble learning new things 2. Have a hard time with math 3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time 4. Have trouble finding the right words... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd know if there is a relation? Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...When does memory loss usually occur when contracting HIV ? and why does this occur ? and how badly is the memory loss ? Read more »