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The Well Project

Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...first step in drug development is basic science research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pharmaceutical companies fund most basic science research in the U.S. To develop a new HIV drug, researchers study the HIV life cycle . Their goal is to find new ways to prevent HIV from making copies of itself. Researchers screen chemical compounds looking for one which may fight HIV. Any compound that is a candidate to become a new...
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Protease Supplements?

I'm on Atripla which I believe contains a protease-inhibitor. You can imagine my consternation when I read the entire ingredient label of a supplement I've been taking for 2 years (I did check when I started to make sure there wasn't any St. John's...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...efficient amplification of an organism's response to a physiological signal.Protease inhibitors "inhibit" the last step in the life cycle of HIV or Hepatitis C after these viruses infect cells to them use it as a factory of hundreds or thousands... Read more »

Retrovirus

Dear Doctor,Could you tell me why HIV is retrovirus? Are there any virus that are retrovirus?What feature is retrovirus?vatana
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...chromosome composed of the genetic material RNA; this RNA must then be converted to a DNA version prior to completion of the life cycle. This conversion of RNA to DNA is distinct and was first thought to be "retro" to the normal life cycle of... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial insemination versus in vitro fertilization. I searched the archives and was unable to find an answer (or perhaps the answer I was seeking), so I apologize in advance if you or someone... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cells to rebound to normal levels. Researchers are continuing to develop new drugs that act at critical steps in the virus's life cycle. Efforts are under way to identify new targets for anti-HIV medications and to discover ways of restoring the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

... Causal Agents Life Cycle Geographic Distribution Clinical Features Laboratory Diagnosis Treatment [Brachiola spp. ] [Encephalitozoon Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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AIDS/LifeCycle 5 or Bust!

Posted by Anonymous
...a Positive Pedaler. What is a 'positive pedaler' you might ask? Positive Pedalers are a group of men and women living with HIV/AIDS and participate in AIDS cycling-related fund raising events. Many of the team participate in the AIDS/LifeCycle... Read more »

AIDS LifeCycle (and then some)

Posted by ynot
...Oprah Winfrey has again touched my heart and reconfirmed that I'm walking the right path by educating her viewers about the HIV - AIDS Pandemic. Check out her latest: Magic Johnson and The New Faces of AIDS In American... Read more »

AIDS/LifeCycle & Me

Posted by shadow1, 2 Replies
...years closeted with my status in the professional cycling field I finally came out of the closet and let everyone know I was HIV+ in 1996 (family and all). I started riding the Tanquerey American AIDS Rides in 1994 and this year the original... Read more »

AIDS/LifeCycle & Me

Posted by shadow1, 1 Reply
...years closeted with my status in the professional cycling field I finally came out of the closet and let everyone know I was HIV+ in 1996 (family and all). I started riding the Tanquerey American AIDS Rides in 1994 and this year the original... Read more »