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Hiv Antiviral Drugs

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Penn, Wistar Researchers Thwart HIV Without Antiviral Drugs

US scientists have shown for the first time they can suppress HIV by boosting patients' immune systems while taking them off standard AIDS drugs. The study set out "to answer the question: Is it possible to control the virus with immune therapy?... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Victrelis (Boceprevir), a Direct-Acting Antiviral Drug to Treat Hepatitis C Virus

On May 13, 2011, FDA approved VICTRELIS TM (boceprevir), a hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor, which works by binding to the virus and preventing it from multiplying. Boceprevir is the first direct acting antiviral drug against the... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Availability of Draft Guidance Re: Development of Antivirals for Chronic Hepatitis C, Including Coinfection With HIV

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled "Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Treatment," which includes co-infection with HIV. ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV antivirals and Medicare Drug Plan

I am HIV positive and currently receiving SSDI benefits, and have been working through Social Security's "Return to Work" program for the past few years. However, my current position ends in May 2010 and so does the insurance...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
While you are in this window, you might qualify for your prescription drug manufacturer's patient assistance program. If you go to the website for your medication, you should be directed to information on applying for patient assistance. If you... Read more »


Hello Dr. Bob,Does antiviral drugs as of "FOSCARNET SODIUM INJECTION" AND "RECOMBINANT HURNAN INTERLEUKIN-2" interfere with the HIV antibody test? Would this postpone the development of antibody?I was on the above mentioned...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your doctor prescribed Foscarnet and Interleukin-2 for "suspicion of possible HSV-2 and HPV?" Really? OK, first thing to do is find a different doctor, as this is not recommended treatment.Second, will these therapies affect your HIV... Read more »

antiviral drugs

Hi,It is possible for an individual to contract hiv by mistakenly taking hiv antiviral drugs.I look forward to your reply.Thank you....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
No, silly rabbit. You cannot get HIV by taking the medications that are used to treat HIV. HIV is a virus, antiviral drugs are medications. BY... Read more »

antiviral drugs and face thinning

i am hiv positive but will start treatment soon i see alot of hiv positive on treatment an i noticed that they loose wieght in the face and the body is normal and looks healthy its as if the bones shrink and they all have the same look and i am not...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The 'look' that you are referring to known as facial lipoatrophy and is related to loss of fat from the superficial tissues of the face. This has nothing to do with the bones in the face, except that they may become easier to visualize.... Read more »
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Anyone else taking Drug Holidays?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, new to this Bulliten Board, but was wondering if anyone else has taken a drug holiday, I know most doctors DO NOT agree with doing this, but was just wondering.

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Posted by Anonymous
Recruitment to Open for Peptide T Anti-Viral Trial

(Contact Diane Cenko, HIVCARE Client Outreach Coordinator, 415-353-6215 or 6259)

San Francisco, Calif. - February, 2001 -- A phase II study of Peptide T to evaluate its... Read more »