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Drugs Used To Treat Hiv Infection

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pharmaceutical Companies Working to Develop CCR5 Inhibitor Drugs to Treat HIV Infection

Several pharmaceutical companies are "racing" to bring to market a new class of antiretroviral drugs, called CCR5 inhibitors, that would prevent HIV from entering human cells rather than fighting the virus once it has entered cells, Reuters reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Grants Roche Priority Review Status for Drug Combination to Treat HIV, Hepatitis C Co-Infected Patients

Pharmaceutical company Roche announced Wednesday that FDA had granted it priority review status for a drug combination therapy used to treat patients co-infected with HIV and chronic hepatitis C, Reuters reports. The hepatitis C drugs Pegasys... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche Files Application to Market Drug Combination to Treat HIV, Hepatitis C Co-Infected Patients

Pharmaceutical company Roche announced on Thursday that it has filed an application with FDA to market a drug combination therapy to treat patients co-infected with HIV and chronic hepatitis C, the AP/ Springfield News Sun reports. FDA granted... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Are 3 drugs really needed to treat HIV???

Hi Doctors and many thanxs for all your dedicated work.Now then here I am on a tropical island in asia about to start treatment for the first time , options are limited and be it a double edged sword Drs with experience are limited also . My Doc is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. A standard cocktail for HIV infection contains 3 active agents and this is the approach that virtually all the guidelines recommend. So you are correct that this regimen is one drug short.However, it will probably work... Read more »

Worried about Resistance if infected a long time, but never treated

My boyfriend of 6 months was just diagnosed with AIDS. His CD4 count was in the mid 100s and his doctors said that he was probably infected before meeting me. I am worried though about the two of us. I really did not know anything about...
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
You do not indicate whether you have been tested, or if you are HIV positive. Unless you are infected yourself, you can't transmit resistant virus. If you are infected, it is possible to transmit resistant virus. This usually happens though... Read more »

treating acute infection

Dr., I had a one-time high-risk exposure 2 weeks ago. Since then I've had just about every symptom. Some have gone away (cough, sore throat, mouth sores fading, mild night sweats) some are still present (diarhea, weight loss/increased...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.Firstly, it is essential for a number of reasons to establish if you do have HIV infection. Having a number of symptoms is not sufficient to know if you're infected. As such, getting tested (both a HIV antibody... Read more »

treating malnutrition and drug resistant virus?

I'm 30 years positive and have been very healthy but I have had diarehea for l8 months (I've become drug resistant. Now my MD says that my body is just not absorbing nuitrition properly, already causing adema. He has no advice about what...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Depending on the cause, prolonged diarrhea may be associated with malabsorption of nutrients and subsequent nutritional deficiency. This may lead to a potentially fatal downward spiral unless it is aggressively... Read more »
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AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

treating hiv holistic healthwise

Posted by taian, 2 Replies
anyone involved treating hiv with herbology,using colloidal silver regime or other w/good results Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »