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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount
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A new hope? Lymphoma Drug Wakes Up Dormant HIV

A drug approved to treat lymphoma, Zolinza (vorinostat, SAHA) can wake up CD4 cells latently infected with HIV and render them vulnerable to antiretroviral (ARV) medication, according to a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and...
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
Perhaps. But more studies will have to be done in HIV infected people to determine whether this is a safe strategy. Read more »

Protease Inhibitors for detecting HIV?

Dear Dr.,Protease Inhibitors is a method for detecting HIV? Is it more sensitive for testing some new strains of HIV than PCR and Elisa methods?Is it expensive? Pls answer, Thanks!
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
...Protease inhibitors are a class of drugs used to treat HIV infection, not to diagnose it.MH Read more »

High viral load, High CD4 count

I'm not on medications and for the last year my viral load has been 70,000 or higher. At the same time, my CD4 count has remained steady, hovering around 580 with an also steady percentage of around 30. I'm concerned about the high viral load and...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...is an excellent question, and the source of extensive investigation. In theory, it appears very clear that starting anti-HIV treatment at any CD4 count and viral load (no matter how high or low) may be logical and beneficial. But there are many... Read more »

high vl hbv carrier and newly hiv infected

I'm a hbv carrier of 10 mil vl starting treatment with Baraclude 8 days ago. I've just also found to be in acute hiv infection for 7 weeks.Should I start hiv drug treatment? And should I continue with Baraclude? Thank you so much
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...hepatitis B with entecavir (Baraclude) could result in the development of resistance for the HIV virus. If hepatitis B is being treated in the setting of co-infection with HIV then the HIV should be treated as well using 2 HIV drugs that are... Read more »
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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 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contribution of non-adherence and drug failure. AIDS 2000;14:2559-66. 51. Wolff AJ, O'Donnell AE. Pulmonary manifestations of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Chest 2001;120:1888-93. 52. Kovacs JA, Hiemenz JW,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 and Copegus... 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... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infection The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a number of drugs for treating HIV infection. The first group of drugs used to treat HIV infection, called nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors, interrupts an early stage... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello, I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected... Read more »

BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL!

Posted by bradford
...exceptional news to men and women suffering from Lipoatrophy, the disfiguring condition that is often a result of the antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection and AIDS. BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL! The Injectable... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »