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Hiv Negative Antiviral Medications

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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...
Ask the Experts

Does anti Viral medication effect HIV test results?

My Physician prescribed me Famtrex 250 dialy one tablet after dinner as i had been daignosed with genital herpes..its one month now continously , do these tablets effect my HIV antibody test results? is it possible to giv any false...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...No use of famtrex (famciclovir) or other anti-viral medication would not effect the HIV antibody test result.Joe Read more »

Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently found out that he was positive. We always practice safe sex, but I was wondering if I can decrease my chances of contracting HIV by taking anti-viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that healthy, HIV-negative participants will experience fewer side effects than do HIV-infected populations taking multiple medications. In the single study of tenofovir safety among uninfected individuals completed to date, there were no serious... Read more »


Dear docs, I had unprotected vaginal sex with a Thai sex worker for around 5-8mins on 8-June 2007. Very concerned after that, washed penis area with Listerine mouth wash, soap & lots of water. Did not want to take any chances & went to see a doctor...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia have done all the right things. I am not sure about any of your symptoms, as none of them are truly specific for acute HIV infection. You are right that the PEP you have taken is helpful, although we prefer if it is actually taken on the... Read more »


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
...treatment.Second, will these therapies affect your HIV antibody tests? No, they will not. You are, however, correct that although a 9-week negative test is encouraging, a result cannot be relied upon as definitive until the 3-month mark.Los Altos... 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

...updated periodically as new information becomes available. Objective To provide updated recommendations on the use of antiviral agents for treatment and prophylaxis of influenza during the 2009-2010 influenza season. Introduction ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions & Answers: Antiviral Drugs, 2009-2010 Flu Season their healthcare provider for evaluation and possible early treatment if clinical signs or symptoms develop. Should antiviral agents be used for post exposure chemoprophylaxis in healthy individuals? Antiviral agents are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...cause a serious lack of balance in the relationship. HIV can cause changes in the body (see Fact Sheet 553 .) Anti-HIV medications may have unpleasant side effects. This might give the HIV-positive partner negative feelings about their body... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...non-nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet 460 : attachment and fusion inhibitors Fact Sheet 470 : new classes of antiviral drugs These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use against... Read more »
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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...intoxication hypothesis would make following predictions: All patients, who die young of AIDS, must have used recreational or antiviral drugs over a longer period. There must not be a significant number of people who die of AIDS at a young age... Read more »

In Kenya with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies child grow but i doubt if it's going to be possible. My son is the only speciall thing for me in the world. I wish these Antiviral drugs are available here. I would be very happy if any well wisher can donate our grouop with Antiviral... Read more »

The Greying of HIV

Posted by Bear60
... We have to get rid of stigma, which prevents positive seniors from talking about their HIV and getting the same care their negative counterparts do. For positive people over 50, its like the early days of AIDS, Karpiak says. Remember? Silence... Read more »

please help me someone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply short by 5 days,on my last test,would that 5 days really matter?, would i need to retest?just for 5 days?.could i go from negative to positive in just 5 days,please help me im going mad.also ive had bad pain in feet since nov,but tested neg in... Read more »