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First Hiv Drug

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In Battle of First-Line HIV Drugs, Raltegravir Beats Two Protease Inhibitors

Three commonly used first-line HIV medications -- boosted atazanavir (Reyataz), boosted darunavir (Prezista) and raltegravir (Isentress) -- all deserve their place among the list of preferred drugs in official U.S. treatment guidelines, according to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Favors First Drug for HIV Prevention

On Tuesday, Food and Drug Administration reviewers affirmed clinical trial data suggesting the HIV drug Truvada is safe and effective in cutting HIV infection risk when taken daily. The positive review comes ahead of an FDA advisory panel's meeting... Read more »
International AIDS Society

First Drug Use and HIV Research Fellowships Awarded at 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention

The International AIDS Society (IAS) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announced the recipients of their prestigious joint fellowships today in Cape Town, South Africa. The fellowships were awarded to Professor Maria Gudelia Rangel of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What are the best HIV drugs out there for first time treatment?

I was diagnosed with HIV in July of last year. I'm a 22 year old male. I have not yet taken any medication because my CD4 counts have been good so far, but I have a feeling I may need to start medications soon. If you were my doctor, what...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.The best answer is that there isn't any single regimen that's best for all people. We choose medications based on viral resistance patterns, your current health status (and risks for complications) as well as... Read more »

I have to choose a drug for first regimen

i was diagnosed three months ago of aids, 15 cd4 count and 270,000 vl load. My hiv doc wants to put me on the med next week, and he gave me two best choices. Raytaz, Norvoir booster, and Truvada,,,,,, or Atripla. I read that the first option has...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
By now you have made your choice but here is some more information to consider. Starting regimens are generally either NNRTI-based (Atripla) or PI-based (Novir/Reyataz).Atripla is the combination of Emtriva (emtricitabine), Viread (tenofovir), and... Read more »

first line drug regimen - atripla

I started Atripla 8 weeks ago and am doing great on this drug... CD4 is 448 and VL is 57 (down from 96,000). My question is... Atripla is considered the "preferred" regimen for people just starting treatment for HIV infection... Does this...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting.ATRIPLA (tenofovir, emtricitabine, efavirenz) is indeed among several preferred first-line treatments in the US.If medications are well-selected and adhered to, there's very limited risk of treatment failure or... Read more »

New drugs for first-line treatment?

Hello,Can you comment on the two most recently approved drugs - atazanavir and emtricitabine - and their implications for first-line treatment? I don't need treatment yet but am collecting information in advance and would appreciate your...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Both atazanavir (Reyataz) and emtricitabine (Emtriva) will likely have some impact on first-line therapy.Atazanavir is a once-daily, low pill count (2 daily) protease inhibitor with a very acceptable side effect profile-- it is easy to see how this... Read more »
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i was first diagnosed with hiv in jan. 1996

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi! My name is Chris and I was first diagnosed with HIV in
January of 1996. My CD4 count was 58. I had just moved to Rio
Rancho, NM from Chicago to be with family because I knew
something was very wrong. I was hospitalized for 5 days then
released... Read more »

Tested positive one month ago....first labs

Posted by newpozguy, 3 Replies
Hi all,

Back on October 10th I tested postive for HIV. My HIV test had actually been prompted by other traumatic events in my life that I won't go into here, but let's say that 2006 has been an awful year for me. At any rate, I am very scared as I... Read more »

What are the first symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am a female. I was just wondering if some of the women out
there that have hiv/aids would tell me what some of thier first
symptoms where. I would really apprectate it. Thank You.

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A First Post from The Worst State in The USA

Posted by TennJack, 1 Reply
Tennesseans need all your help. Our Democratic govenor just cut benefits (as of 7/31/05) for over 700,000 people some of which Have HIV/AIDS. Some have drug benefit reductions and as far as myself no perscription coverage at all. I'll be able to get... Read more »