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Hiv And Valproic Acid

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Valproic Acid & hiv?

I have a mental state which necessitates taking a mood-stabilizer. One of my options would be to switch to Valproic Acid. My interest is because of the study released back in August '05 shows a linkage between Valproic Ac. and decreased viral...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The study showed that valproic acid may decrease the number of dormant HIV infected cells. This is a very interesting finding, but as other authors have commented it is premature to assume that this has any clinical implications for the treatment of... Read more »

Valproic acid use in the treatment of HIV

Is it true that recent research has actually found out that adding sufficient doses of the... Read more »

Valproic Acid to eradicate latent HIV

Hi, I am sure you have heard about the use of epilepsy medicine Valproic Acid (the study of Dr.... Read more »

An Overview of Valproic Acid

val-PROE-ic A-cid Brand Name: Depakene Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Valproic acid, also known as Depakene, is a type of medicine normally used to treat seizures and other nervous system problems. Valproic acid works... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nucleic Acid Testing Could Help Detect HIV, Hepatitis C in Tissue Donations, Study Says

Nucleic acid testing could help detect HIV, hepatitis C and other viruses in donated human tissue, according to a study published in the Aug. 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine , the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. NAT, which was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Baltimore Launches HIV Nucleic Acid Testing Program

Baltimore health clinics have started to provide nucleic acid testing, which can detect HIV one to two weeks after infection, the Baltimore Sun reports (Bor, Baltimore Sun , 7/12). NAT, which was developed in 1999, is used to test units of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Amino Acid Mutations in Protein Might Make HIV Vulnerable to Immune System Attack, Study Finds

Mutations found in four amino acids in the protein that surrounds HIV might make the virus vulnerable to the immune system, according to a study published in the January issue of PLoS Medicine , ANI/ Thailand News reports. For the study, Julie... Read more »
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Valproic acid

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As i'm just tested positive, I was starting to study ths infection... and i was looking at all researches & recent descoveries... looking for hope that one day this HIV can be cured...
among all, the study about valproic acid is the only one... Read more »

Nucleic Acid Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what the Nucleic Acid Test for HIV and Hep C is and how accurate that is, way after the window period? It is not commercially used as far as I know. Is it similar to P24, PCR DNA or RNA or just an antibody test?


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New-Fill (Polylactic Acid)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know of any more physicians in the U.S. (especially west coast) who are treating facial wasting with New-Fill. I understand that the only one is currently in Miami, FLA area; and that the two doctors in Tijuana are thinking about... Read more »

a glimmer of hope for a cure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A small proof-of-concept study has shown that the drug valproic acid (Depakote) may be able to reduce the pool of dormant HIV-infected cells in the body. According to the authors of the study, which was published in the 13th August edition of The... Read more »