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History Of Antiretroviral Drugs

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Other Antiretroviral Drugs in Development

These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use against HIV. Integrase Inhibitors After HIV's genetic code is changed from a single strand to a double strand by the reverse transcriptase enzyme, it gets inserted (integrated) into the genetic code of the infected cell. Then the HIV genetic code gets "read," producing new viruses. Scientists hope that integration will be another point in the HIV life...
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It's in the Archives! Out of date history or ?

Hi Dr.,I found this in the archives that mirrors my current concern. Is this answer still correct or is their new scientific data and/or opinion that you would like to add?Thank you.Oral sex: Precum concern?May 20, 2007 Dear Doc, Yes, another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, the answer is still accurate. I'll also repost below some more recent information about oral sex and the risk of acquiring HIV.Dr. BobSex with someone who is HIV+ (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2011)Mar 11, 2011Hi, I have recently been... Read more »

Antiretroviral drugs and the baby

5 months baby on antiretrovirals, what next and what to give that baby on daily diet. Thank you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If the baby is on antiretrovirals and is known to be HIV+ then treatment would be extended indefinintely. Diet should often include a vitamin and careful tracking of the baby's weight gain/growth and other clinical parameters. KH... Read more »

funding for antiretroviral drugs

My 21 year old daughter is pregnant and has learned that she is HIV positive. She is on Right from the Start Medicaid which covers antiretroviral meds while she is pregnant, but it will discontinue after the baby is born. Her insurance will not...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your daughter needs a case manager. Now. She has multiple challenges, she needs help to sign up for ADAP to get her meds, and she should have someone who knows all the benefits information who can link here to services and then make sure that the... Read more »

nitrites and antiretroviral drug interactions

My partner and I were recently diagnosed as HIV+, and I was started on Atripla. My partner likes to use amyl/poppers during sex and I was concerned about potential interactions between the Atripla and poppers? I am aware of research on some of the...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Mixing poppers and other drugs, particularly erectile dysfunction drugs and protease inhibitors (PIs), is dangerous because of interference with liver enzymes. While Atripla isn't a PI, you should still be cautious using poppers. It's a... Read more »
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clinical history

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have often read, you must take more tests in SOME situations.(24 weeks) What about "clinical history". A lot of people have a clinical history and symptoms after a 13 week-neg. They all must test at 24 weeks??? And what about my situation?- I have... Read more »

My Case History

Posted by BabyPeanut, 3 Replies
I thought posting my case history might be useful to others since I
have done well with the somewhat exotic therapies that I have used
over the years.


I am a 38 year-old male who was... Read more »

"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral) drive

Originally, it seemingly appeared that anyone infected with HIV would progress to disease and die. This has long since been realized to no longer be true. We have individuals all over the... Read more »

Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options?

Posted by hblue23, 4 Replies

Please excuse the long drawn out story, but I need help and I am scared.

I just had a baby, she's 5 months old now. I was on the HIV meds for the pregnancy because it was necessary to protect her and it is known that your immune system is down... Read more »