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HIV-2 and drug cocktails ?

Thanks for one of the best Global web HIV pages! Dose it exist anypapers/research on: if the "standard" drug cocktail work just as well/bad forHIV-2 as for HIV-1 ? From Curious European...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question and comments. HIV-2 is a very rare virus. It should therefore come as no surprise that there is very littleinformation about treatments in persons infected with HIV-2. The vastmajority of persons infected with... Read more »

drug cocktails

dear dr. boyle. i hear people saying that hiv is now a chronic has been stated by my dr... Read more »

drug cocktails

dear dr. boyle. i hear people saying that hiv is now a chronic has been stated by my dr... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Drug Cocktails Saving Lives: Study

In a three-year study, the average death rate declined by half for people with HIV/AIDS receiving antiretroviral treatment. Dr. Miguel A. Hernan, of the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues noted that while the 1996 introduction of AIDS... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Anti-HIV Medications + Street Drugs: Some Cocktails Don't Mix

Beginning in October, the PWA Health Group started an intensive treatment education program for active and former drug users. Because there is so little hard information available on the specific hazards of mixing street drugs with anti-HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: No Advantage to Adding Fourth Drug to AIDS Cocktail

A three-year study of 765 patients has found no advantage in adding a fourth drug to the standard three-drug cocktail for treating newly diagnosed HIV patients. "Triple drug treatment has been the standard approach to treatment of HIV infection for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Afghanistan's Toxic Cocktail of Drugs, Graft, Mafia

A top Afghan health ministry official supports moving injection drug users off heroin and onto methadone as a way to combat HIV/AIDS. "By stopping drug use, you stop HIV transmission in our community," said Sayed Habib, the health ministry's top... Read more »
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Looking for people using drug cocktails

Posted by Anonymous
I am a graduate student at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. I am working on a story about reactions to drug cocktails and protease inhibitors. If you have had a positive reaction, for example, your T-cell count has gone up after taking them,... Read more »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I've written what is currently the only computer application solely dedicated to the mathematical analysis of HIV. It's called HIV pathogenesis modeler, and can be downloaded at:

While using the SI model in the program, I... Read more »

Cocktail Daze

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
With the new guidlines coming into effect in Jan what will doctors tell their patients who are now taking the cocktail. "Oh I'm sorry you did not need to take it after all" or " I guess I don't really know what I'm doing please don't sue me." One... Read more »

Faith versus Cocktails

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies been positive for 12 years, 4 years ago I started monitoring my bloodwork after my lover past away. My T-cell count was between 200-300 4 yrs later they finally dropped to 178 since July then to 132, then finally to 93 currently. Despite my... Read more »