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Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

Table of Contents What Are Clinical Trials? The Basic Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of researchstudies. There are five main types of clinical trials: Treatment trials Study new medications, new combinations...
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less annoying HIV cocktails

doc, in the early 80s, azt was the only drug & overdosed but people always said then as they do now, follow what ur doc. says. i'm not trying to be a wiseguy in asking this but here goes: what's wrong with switching meds every 6 mths...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Switching HIV meds like so you don't get resistance like they switch roach poisons for roaches? (the roach part brings back fond memories of my early childhood in Newark) Well, this bears out the famous quotation "There is nothing... Read more »

The accuracy of PCR test, cocktail therapy & an HIV cure

Hi Dr Young, Thank you so much for your answer and it sets my mind at ease as I suffered from anxiety and depression in the past. The risky event almost triggered an anxiety attack. After taking a closer and comprehensive look at your impressive...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting again. I appreciate your comments about Vancouver and Colorado- I've been to your lovely city and surrounding mountains several times and have had a terrific time (Todd Bertuzzi not withstanding).Let me see if I can... Read more »

Cry for help from Africa - which is the least toxic cocktail?

Hi DoctorFirst let me point out that i am writing from africa and therefore i can not spare too much money for tests at this stage AND there is very limited expertise on HIV treatment and thus what i get here will most likely be more authoritative...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The chances of getting infected from a single sexual encounter (such as vaginal intercourse) are generally low (< 1%) so you most likely did not get infected from that single encounter. If you have never had an HIV test then that test will... Read more »

vacation from the cocktail

Hello, Can you tell me anything about the idea of going off the cocktail for a rest? I've read of some people doing this, to get away from the side effects for a while when they are undetectable with their viral load. I guess the idea is that...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
Jim:To answer the latter part of your question first, I would suggest that your partner ask his physician to obtain a testosterone level. As you mentioned, there is a rather high rate of testosterone deficiency associated with HIV infection.... Read more »
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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
I.ve 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 »

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:
http://www.agmh.org/softw.htm

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

OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION: SF Trial of Peptide T

Posted by Anonymous
OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION:
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 »