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Hiv Entry Into Cd4 Antiviral Therapies

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AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...cannot infect that cell. Who Should Take It? Enfuvirtide was approved in 2003 as an antiviral drug against HIV. It was studied in adults and in children over 6 months of age. There are no absolute rules about when to start antiviral drugs. You and your doctor should consider your CD4-cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking HIV medications. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about...
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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(T-lymphocytetropic or T-tropic strains). Furthermore, "neurotropic" HIV variants that have evolved the ability to enter cells without CD4 receptors and preferentially target the types of monocytes and macrophages found in the brain appear to... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, one wonders if indeed you are really HIV infected. Was your initial test ever reconfirmed Read more »

DOES ANTIVIRAL DRUG INTERFERE THE HIV ANTIBODY TEST(IFA)- AN ANXIOUS 26 YEAR OLD MALE

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 treatment in the 5th...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 antibody tests? No, they will not. You are, however, correct that although a 9-week negative... 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 »
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Treatment Action Group

Other Antiviral Agents in Development

...inhibitors, there are candidates in development that inhibit additional targets: NS5a, alpha-glucosidase, and cyclophilin B. Other Antiviral Agents (oral) Product Manufacturer Status A-831 Arrow Therapeutics/Astra Zeneca Phase... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Buzz: Taking Giant Steps Forward in Antiviral Drug Treatment

...psychologically, but it is probable that the elevated lipids (blood fat) will increase cardiovascular disease risk. The various antiviral drugs are ranked in clinicians' minds by their potential to cause metabolic and lipodystrophic problems. As... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...(APOBEC3G), causing inactivation of the antiviral effect and enhancing HIV replication. This interaction may serve as a new target for antiviral drugs. The ends of each strand of HIV RNA contain an RNA sequence called the long terminal repeat... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Selzentry

...CCR5-tropic (R5) virus and CXCR4-tropic (X4) virus. (Tropism is pronounced with a long "o," as in "okay.") HIV latches on to the CD4 receptor on the surface of some human T-cells (hence, CD4+ T-cells), and then it latches on to one of the two... Read more »
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hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
...hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in Read more »

First labs....

Posted by cowtownpoz, 4 Replies
...male in Columbus, OH, otherwise pretty healthy. I just returned from the doctor to get my first set of numbers. VL 22700, CD4 343, cd4% 21. I had kind of been hoping for better numbers, but the infection is recent. Anyway, I am considering... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...she would die and they are not fighting just waiting for the end. When I asked he could give me no specifics...did not know CD4 count or viral load, but said she was down to 75 lbs and was not eating and that her CD4 count had been in single... Read more »

Recently HIV+

Posted by Foster, 5 Replies
...I was diagnosed HIV positive 10-18-04, I know that I was infected in June 04, I know where and by who. So far my emotions are like a rollercoaster. Read more »