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Hiv Antiviral Meds

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Which HIV meds have broader anti-viral properties?

Do any of the HIV meds show promise or efficacy as broader antiviral agents...similar to how alpha interferon can be a broad based antiviral? (I don'tmean just for Hep B, but beyond...).Many thanks....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Almost all HIV meds are HIV-1/2 specific. However, there are a few that have activity against HTLV 1 and 2, which are also retrovirus cousins of HIV-1.... Read more »

antiviral meds a year before exposure effect window period?

dear doc i have just found out i was on antiviral meds for a month a year before my exposure to hiv... Read more »

Body smell associated with antiviral meds

I've been on antiviral medications for 7 months now. Since about a week after beginning the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza for the 2009-2010 Season

Objective Introduction Treatment of Confirmed or Suspected Influenza Antiviral Chemoprophylaxis of Exposed Individuals Antiviral Drug Use for Control of Influenza Outbreaks in Institutions Specific Regimens for Treatment and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

A New Approach: Immune-Based Treatments Against HIV

It may be impractical to attempt maintaining patients on life-long antiviral pills, especially since the evolving problem of resistance is not going away. With each passing year, more patients eventually develop resistance to their antiviral... Read more »
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Cocaine May Increase Risk for Cognitive Problems in HIV

Click image to enlarge. Improved antiviral medications have rendered less common the severe cognitive losses that were a dreaded complication of HIV infection early in the epidemic. Nevertheless, HIV continues to cause pathology in brain... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

A First Step Toward a Cure for AIDS? Novel Procedure Appears to Have Eliminated HIV

We need a cure for AIDS. We can't treat our way out of this epidemic. Anti-HIV therapy is a lifelong commitment, accompanied by many life-altering and some potentially life-threatening side effects. And for every person placed on treatment, two to... Read more »
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the best source of anti-viral meds

Posted by lola70
all kinds of life-style drugs are available on! 24/7 support and the best prices! Read more »

I am confused taken meds

Posted by michellej, 1 Reply
I was told that I have AIDS not HIV my mom asked the doctor!First starting me on 4 different types of antiviral meds. ended up in hospitail! I am and have been useing meth since I was 15 and I am biplor/mood disorder ! I am so scarec if I stop... Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello. I have known of my positive status for two years now. I was put on Epivir, Viread, and Sustiva in February of 2004. My labs are good, and I feel great, as my viral load is almost undetectable. This summer I have had some problems with... Read more »

mail order meds

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone help me with info about purchasing antiviral meds at a discount, I have no innsurance and have to pay for them myself and it is really putting a dent in my budget, I am currently taking Combivir and Crixivan. I have heard rumurs that you... Read more »