Does Echinacea Conflict With Hiv Drugs

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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe virus from reproducing (making copies of itself). When HIV cannotreproduce, it cannot infect
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Conflicting HIV results

Dear Bob,I am 28 year old heterosexual male, who has never used drugs, and had the same HIV negative girlfriend for the last year. I have some very conflicting HIV results that I cannot put to rest. A year ago my Kaiser ELISA came back positive, WB...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Very Worried Individual,Your extensive (and excessive) HIV tests to date include several reactive (positive) ELISA tests with indeterminate confirmatory Western Blots (WBs), multiple negative HIV-antibody tests, undetectable PCR RNA and bDNA... Read more »

Conflicting Advice - Resistance Tests

The patient is heavily pretreated first resistance test ran while pt was off medications indicate resistance to most of the nukes except epivir and ftc no resistance to pis and others. Prior pi therapy generated an unacceptable level of gastric...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.If a patient has a prior history of drug resistance to a HIV drug, that resistance is likely to persist, even if undetected while on different treatments.Hence, based on what you've described, this patient has the aggregate sum... Read more »

Why do doctors give me conflicting information about HIV testing? I am soooooooooo confused,

Dear Dr.Dezube,You said that if someone is negative at 6 months, there is impossible to become positive after an exposure.But, Why the doctors give the people the conflicted information?A doctor - 3 monthsA doctor - 6 monthsA doctor - 6 months and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...can find physicians and other health providers who would recommend otherwise. So the answer to your question as to why you get conflicting information is the same answer to the question of why some folks like the chocolate outside of Oreo... Read more »

Conflicting HIV test info

Hi, I've been reading some of the responses that you and Dr. Sowadsky (doing the "Prevention" question response aspect) have given at this WWW address on HIV. There is one question to which your responses differ: What is the AVERAGE time for people...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
My answer of 63 days came from two sources: Epdiemiol Rev 1993;15:303 and Lancet 1989;2:637. 63 days is 9 weeks, right in the middle of the 6-12 weeks at which most seroconversions take place. Remember that these figures are for COMPLETE... Read more »
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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV DrugsRead more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...adjust the dosage of methadone in some cases. See the Fact Sheets for each of the medications you are taking, and discuss your HIV medications with your methadone counselor and your HIV health care provider. The Bottom Line Drug use is a... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...Sequencing How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance Testing Avoiding Resistance What Is Resistance? HIV drugs are designed to keep your viral loadunder control by preventing the virus from reproducing (or making... Read more »