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Table of Contents Health Insurance in the United States Changes Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) AIDS Drugs Assistance Program Medicare Health Insurance Marketplaces Drug Company Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance in the United States Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of prescription drugs,including HIV drugs. The best way to get health insurance is to work for...
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Are there HAART drugs that also inhibit or suppress KS?

I have been taking Combivir and Viramune ever since I tested positive about a year ago. I had a small KS lesion on my ankle which prompted my being tested for HIV. In about 6 mos another one appeared an inch away. No others have appeared. My CD4...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It sounds like you are doing extremely well on your combination of Combivir and Viramune. I would NOT recommend that you change this regimen. Your current regimen is well-tolerated both short-term and long-term. HAART meds have been shown both to... Read more »

Viral suppression-Virus strength & Drug holiday

First of all, I'd like to thank you for all the insight in this column. Now, for my questions. Here is my history. I've been on HAART for 8 years. My highest VL was 600,000 and lowest CD4 450. My current regimen is Trizivir, Kaletra, and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lots of good questions for which we don't have great answers. Stopping treatment when using a long acting drug with a olow threshold for resistance (such as Sustiva) may predispose to resistance (some suggest stopping the Sustiva a week before... Read more »

Lifelong suppression

First, thank you for providing this wonderful resource.I am HIV+ 7+ years, undetectable on ART therapy; WILD genotype; 99.99% medication adherance.Previously, I was told by my physician that "lifelong suppression" is achievable. Recently,...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Thank you for these questions, they commonly recur on this website.Both statements have considerable evidence in support of them, but neither statement is a proven fact, yet.After 7 years with good virologic control, you are a good example of the... Read more »

Bone Marrow Suppression

I've recently been diagnosed with HIV, my Doctor told me that from my levels, I have been positive between ten and fifteen years. I don't know very much about the numbers and counts yet, I start to see a specialist the end of May. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Bone marrow suppression can result from a variety of causes. Finding the specific cause will lead to the appropriate treatment. Common causes include certain infections, such as parvovirus B19, and drug toxicities, such as AZT or chemotherapy.... Read more »
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Herbal HIV Suppressant

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just to let you know ! I know of a company in Thailand that has an Herbal HIV Suppressant that has been clinically tested and proven to reduce the viral count by TWO THIRDS. It has been around for ten years PLEASE check it out at
www.pureherbal.com ... Read more »

Immuno suppressant drug affecting results?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I noted one anon msg(12/7/04,10.51am) on the possible inaccuracy of the HIV test when there is immunosuppressant drug used and that test should be conduct 6 months.
I have been reading this lively forum and now I am concerned for myself.
I have an... Read more »

AIDS researcher sues cedars for suppressing cure w

Posted by Anonymous
Ten Million awarded AIDS and Cancer researcher.
Friday, August 11, 2000.
See www.remissions.org for full story MSNBC INTERVIEW

Nancy Batchelder

A Los Angeles US District Court awarded over $10,000,000.00 in damages to Cancer and AIDS... Read more »

RESEACHER SUES CEDARS-SINIA FOR SUPPRESSING CURE

Posted by Anonymous
Ten Million awarded AIDS and Cancer researcher.
Friday, August 11, 2000.
GOTO www.remissions.org FOR FULL STORY SEE MSNBC BREAKING NEWS STORY

Nancy Batchelder

A Los Angeles US District Court awarded over $10,000,000.00 in damages to... Read more »