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Do I Need To Take Bevirimat

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AIDS InfoNet

Other Antiretroviral Drugs in Development

Integrase Inhibitors Maturation Inhibitors Zinc Finger Inhibitors Viral Decay Accelerator Drugs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet 460 :...
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How good is this new hiv drug ???

Hi Dr Keith, how good is this new hiv drug ????thank you for your timeRossPanacos Pharmaceuticals announced yesterday that it has sold its first-in-class HIV maturation inhibitor bevirimat to Myriad Genetics, a biotechnology company that is also...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Bevirimat has shown moderate activity for the treatment of HIV infection including for virus which is resistant to the current HIV meds. Development is still early. For most HIV practices in US the currently HIV medications are usually working... Read more »

I NEED HELP CHOOSING A VITAMIN I REALLY NEED

I JUST STARTED TRUVADA 1 TIME A DAY AND KALETRA2 TIMES A DAY,I AM ON NO OTHER MEDS,I AM EXTREMELEY FATIGUE AN FEEL MAYBE A GOOD VITAMIN WILL HELP.THEY USE TO GIVE US PRE-NATAL VITAMINS WHICH WERE GREAT BUT THAT STOPPED.I AM A 51YR.OLD FEMALE,IM...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Have your doctor measure your folate, B-12 and Vitamin D blood levels first. Let me know what the results say if you can. Since you are fatigued, make sure you are sleeping well and that your doctor tests for your thyroid function also.Nelson Read more »

Need for 3rd Testing, Need some advise

Hi Dr. Bob!I am an Asian working here in Thailand! OK here is my story, I have 2 possible exposures dated May 12 and June 6 with a Sex Worker here at Thailand. The first one I might say is very intimate I have an oral sex with her (3 times) then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Stressful Guy,Your worries are unwarranted! Your HIV risk was negligible. "Protected" sex is protected, assuming the latex condom is used properly and doesn't fail (break). "Symptoms" are not reliable in predicting who is or is not HIV... Read more »

Doctor need a hug please answer me kindly i have just donated thank you so much 'i need your words

Dear doctor Bob,I have been living in complete fear, after a traumatic experience I always think that I will get sick from a hug a hand shake etc i have seem to lost my trust Recently I had a rapid saliva test done the test came out ok, but since I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot tell you that you are OK, because you obviously are not. There is no doubt HIV infection is not your problem; however, you do have a very significant problem with irrational fear of HIV, anxiety, depression and paranoid... Read more »
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An Overview of PA-457

Brand Name: Copegus, Rebetol, Virazole --> be-VEER-ih-mat Other Name(s): BVM, PA 457, PA-457, PA457 cpd Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Bevirimat is a type of medicine called a maturation inhibitor. It is the first... Read more »
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Study May Point Way Forward for Bevirimat

A study presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC/IDSA in Washington, DC may help point the way forward for development of Panacos' experimental maturation inhibitor, bevirimat. The study, presented by Dr. Jay Lalazari, found that genetic variations in HIV... Read more »
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Salvage Therapy

What Is Salvage Therapy? How Can You Avoid Salvage Therapy? When Does Someone Need Salvage Therapy? What Is a "Holding Regimen"? Getting Access to New Drugs The Bottom Line What Is Salvage Therapy? Antiretroviral therapy (ART)... Read more »
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Vitamins and Minerals

Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? What Are Antioxidants? How Much Do I Need? Which Nutrients Are Important? What About Other Supplements? Can Nutrients Be Harmful? For More Information Why Are Vitamins and Minerals... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »