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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older people. This can result in hiding their infection from family and friends. Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? The first studies of HIV in older people were done before strong anti-HIV drugs were available. Most of them showed that older people got sicker and died faster than younger people. This was thought to be due to the weaker immune systems of older people. Also, older people usually...
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why these toxic side effects.why?

dr bobthanks for your work on this site.really appreciated.i need ur quick opinion on this.despite of huge advancement in medicine(science)why IS IT difficult for these doctors and scientists to develop anti-hiv drug thats free of toxic side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Actually, considering we had essentially no drugs that were truly effective against HIV until mid-1996, we've made remarkable progress in developing potent therapies to help control HIV and decrease Read more »

help with my anti-hiv drugs lebanon

Dear Dr. Bob,First I would like to say that your forum is helpful in so many ways.It was one week ago that i learned the dramatic news of being HIV+ and I am pretty sure you felt at one point what I am feeling right now. But somehow im finding the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hard" mantra makes the most sense. However, with HIV our treatment is not curative. Consequently, we must balance the beneficial effects of controlling viral replication and preserving CD4 cell count with the short- and long-term drug side... Read more »

side effects?

Hello every1,This is the second time i post here.I was tested positive last week and my CD4 count is low (173). My Dr wants to start me immediately on medication: He chose Duovir/stocrin as a regimen.Is this the best choice? and i was reading abt...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...often terrible and can include involvement of essentially any organ system in the body. That concern is the background for why effective HIV treatment has been such a huge development for persons with AIDS. Duovir + viramine has an excellent... Read more »

help with my anti-hiv drugs lebanon

Dear Dr.,First I would like to say that your forum is helpful in so many ways.It was one week ago that i learned the dramatic news of being HIV+ and I am pretty sure you felt at one point what I am feeling right now. But somehow im finding the power...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I would wait for the results of the tests to come back as these can best help me answer your question. In your situation (limited availability of HIV medications) waiting to start therapy may be wise - provided your CD4 cell count is not below 350... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Side Effects Reported with Approved Anti-HIV Drugs

...hallucinations, skin rash, elevated liver enzymes Special concerns: may cause birth defects Related BETA Article : Adverse Effects Associated with Antiretroviral Therapy Back to the SFAF BETA Spring, 2000 contents page . Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Testing Whether AIDS Drug Regimens Can Be Taken Only Five Days a Week to Cut Costs, Reduce Side Effects

...patients, the Boston Globe reports. Antiretroviral drugs in the U.S. cost about $10,000 to $30,000 per person annually, and side effects of the medications can include fatigue and nausea in the short term, and heart disease, cancer and... Read more »
The Body

HIV Meds and Hospital Beds

...TheBody.com. I also have read tons of positive feedback from long-term survivors about taking medication. I know most HIV/AIDS drugs have side effects and they usually aren't the most pleasant. I remember reading the following: weight gain,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Lexiva (Fosamprenavir, Telzir)

...plus ritonavir 200 mg once daily, or 3) 700 mg twice daily plus ritonavir 100 mg twice daily. For adults who have already taken anti-HIV drugs, the recommended dose of fosamprenavir is 700 mg twice daily plus ritonavir 100 mg twice daily.Doses... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

April 23rd is Rethinking AIDS Day

Posted by Alex1
...April 23 International Actions International Wear a black ribbon in memory of those who have died as a result of toxic AIDS drugs and/or medical neglect brought about by the AIDS misdiagnosis. Obtain ribbons in bulk, give them to friends to... Read more »

Women don't get Aids unless they are drug users

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...then I decided to stop taking them as I felt better without them. Would rather live a quality life than a long life of "side effects". Bye Girls Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, federal health officials said on Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it... Read more »