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Experimental Hiv Drugs

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The Well Project

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
Ask the Experts

drugs and hiv medication

does the casual use of cocaine , meth , etc.slow down the hiv medication treatement ; ie. atripla ?the viral load reduction with atripla seemed to have slowed down during some weeks of drug use ....any knowledge of this ?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...There are few data available on the interaction between the HIV medications and drugs that are abused, e.g. cocaine and methamphetamine. Drug interactions with methadone have been studied extensively, Read more »

Party Drugs and HIV Medication

My partner (53 yo male) was tested positive in Jan with CD4 cell count below 200 and viral count over 100,000. He started the HIV medication since mid-Feb, containing a regimen of VIDEX EC, AZT and STOCRIN. He also needs to take TENOMIN, TELFAST and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...with increased risk to transmit and acquire drug resistant virus. Party drug use has also been associated with missing doses of HIV drugs. There is some safety concern about use of ectasy and GHB with efavirenz. Use of poppers and Viagra... Read more »

ISENTRESS

Could you tell us about the new medicine call Isentress(Raltegravir) from MERCK?(FDA advisers believe that an experimental HIV drug from Merck is safe and effective, based on documents released by the agency.)
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is a lot of very good information out there, based on the clinical trials that have been reported this year. Many of these are summarized and critiqued on bodypro, so I would invite you to consult this site.In brief, Isentress is an excellent... Read more »

Interactions between cold medications and HIV medications

If I were to develop a cold are there any cold medications that I should not take? How long should I wait if still suffering from symptons of a cold to see a MD?
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
Over the counter routine cold meds are OK to take with HIV meds. If there is low grade fever, sore throat, runny nose, etc, these are usually self limited. If yellow sputum, high fever, prolonged headache, stiff neck, or other more severe symptoms... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead Q3 Product Sales Up 60% Due to HIV Drugs; Company Stops Development of Two Experimental HIV Drugs

The Foster City, Calif.-based drug maker Gilead Sciences on Thursday said its product sales increased 60% to $310.7 million in the third quarter of 2004, primarily because of higher prescription sales of its antiretroviral drugs Viread, Emtriva... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Drug Blocks HIV/SIV Transmission in Monkeys, Study Says; Could Lead to HIV-Blocking Microbicide for Humans

An experimental drug has blocked the transmission of an HIV/SIV hybrid in monkeys and may be used in the development of an HIV-blocking microbicide in humans, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of the journal Science , Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Experimental Drug Blocks HIV Infection Early, Scientists Report

"Scientists are reporting early but promising results from a new drug that blocks HIV as it attempts to invade human cells," HealthDay News/ U.S. News & World Report . "The approach differs from most current antiretroviral therapy, which... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Clinical Trial Examines Drug's Ability to Reduce HIV in Body

In the first human trial of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) experimental HIV drug S/GSK1349572, the drug was able to reduce HIV to undetectable levels in 70 percent of the 35 patients taking the treatment for 10 days, according to findings presented at the... Read more »
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KP-1461

Posted by DRLove, 1 Reply
DR Love thinks he loves KP-1461, an experimental HIV drug already in a phase II trial, works so differently from other antiretrovirals that at first glance it looked like science fiction, and we found it hard to take seriously as a current... Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »

rec drugs and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
salut! I have an ex who tested hiv + about 1.5 years ago. What troubles me is that he seems to be treating his body as if he does not have a serious disease. He uses ecstacy/cocain and now has tatooed his body. It almost seems like he has taken the... Read more »

Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed with HIV and based on my income, qualify for ADAP the funded plan to help low income people with their medications. This program will assist with my co-pays. The doctor at Kaiser suggested I enroll in the program. After... Read more »