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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe virus from reproducing (making copies of itself). When HIV cannotreproduce, it cannot infect new cells in your body and your . viral load remains low. HIV must go through a number of different steps in order to make copies ofitself....
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best anti hiv pill combo

Hi ! I'm a 23 year old male, diagnosed with hiv about a year ago. I have been taking truvada, norvir and prezista for 4 months now. Asside from a rash I had at first, I seem to be tolerating them well.Which would you say is the best anti-hiv...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Everyone is different and people respond differently to medications, so it is hard to say.I am assuming that you are on your first antiretroviral combination and that you were not infected with a virus that had resistance mutations to current... Read more »

HIV transmission from pill given by HIV positive

Dear Dr. WohlI am from Indonesia and I am living with an HIV positive housemate who are already taking anti-retroviral drugs for a month now. Few days ago, I had an acute attack of my gouty and I asked him out of desperation to hand me over my...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk here. HIV is not transmitted like this. At all.DW... Read more »

HIV transmission from pill given by HIV positive

Dear Mr. Glenn,I am from Indonesia and I am living with an HIV positive housemate who are already taking anti-retroviral drugs for a month now. Few days ago, I had an acute attack of my gouty and I asked him out of desperation to hand me over my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The only way there would be any risk is if he had wet blood on his hand and a significant amount of that got into your mouth. But it doesn't sound like that was the case. It would be unlikely.Hope this helps,Erik... Read more »

HIV AND DIET PILLS

CAN HIV POSITIVE PEOPLE USE DIET PILLS?...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
"Diet pills" such as prescription phentermine and other over-the-counter drugs appear to be an easy solution to weight loss. Many can have significant physical consequences (besides losing weight!) as well as addictive potential (they are... Read more »
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Thrush... HIV or the pill???

Posted by Anonymous
About one year ago i had a huge HIV scare..... I tested negative at 7 weeks and never tested again because i was told a 7 week test is quite conclusive and i wasn't really in high risk.... i needed to get past it and move on.
I took a new lease on... Read more »

how many pills?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I am HIV positive and go to doc next week. Probably start on meds. I would like and idea of how many pills I will have to take. I know it depends but I'm just curious how many so of you take. I know its not like it used to be taking loads... Read more »

One Pill a Day?

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
The Advocate.com

April 28, 2006

One-pill HIV regimen submitted for FDA review

Gilead Sciences and Bristol-Myers Squibb on Thursday submitted for review to the Food and Drug Administration their once-daily anti-HIV pill that contains a full three-drug... Read more »

Treatment breaks/Pill holidays

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Treatment Breaks Increase AIDS Complications

By Research + Treatment News
Until more research is available to show who can safely take treatment breaks, researchers advise all HIVers to avoid treatment interruptions and change to better-tolerated... Read more »