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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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italian anti tat hiv therapeutic vaccine

what about italian anti tat hiv therapeutic vaccine? i read some news about phase 1 anti tat vaccine trial in italy / barbara ensoli doc/ is it therapeutic and preventive.. 100 % of the people tested has antibody response and 93% of non infected...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There was a <a href="http://www.thebody.com/cdc/news_updates_archive/2005/jul11_05/italian_aids_vaccine.html?m106o" target=_new>new report</a> in July about positive results of this phase 1 study. I don't know where the... Read more »

Use of ultrasound as a therapeutic treatment in HIV patients

I am suffering from achillies tendonitis problems and one of the treatment options my physiotherpist has mentioned is using ultrasound as a therapeutic treatment. However she is reticent to use it over concerns that it my make either the problem or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.There is no reason why ultrasound therapy for your tendon would have any negative effect on your HIV-related health.BY... Read more »

VRC launching therapeutic HIV vaccine

Hello Dr.pierone,i have a question that's been on my mind for a while now and i would appreciate a LOT your expert's opinion on it...The VRC (vaccine research center) just recently started using a prime-boost approach to illicit a killer...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Here is a <a href="http://www.vrc.nih.gov/VRC/clintrials/clin_current.htm" target=_new>link</a> to the VRC and the trials that are underway there. This therapeutic vaccine study that you mention is... Read more »

Strategies to Delay Start of Meds

I tested positive in September 2002, and couldnt have been positive for more than a year before that, although I could never pinpoint exactly when nor how I got infected. Initially my labs were great, t-cells over 600 and viral load around 20,000....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, it's hard to predict decline in CD4 cells and changes in viral load. You may actually rebound without any changes and maintain CD4 cells above 350 for years. It sounds like you are doing what you can to stem the decline. Exercise,... Read more »
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lack of therapeutic options, what to do?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm someone who tested positive 14 years ago. I've had below 100
CD4 for most of the past 10 years, and have been through a lot, but
was saved by protease inhibitors, just in time.
... Read more »

MORE GOOD NEWS! Therapeutic Vaccine Is Working!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dr. David Ho: "It's terrific. I would say full speed ahead for this particular research program."

The results "are extremely encouraging and what many of us had hoped we's see when the trial started," echoed Dr. Robert Schooley.

"There's still a long... Read more »

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
Thirty years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »

Saw this today in "General Treatment Strategies"

Posted by Amy, 1 Reply
Hi All,
I saw this today in the "General Treatment Strategies" postings here at The Body. You can read the physician's posting to Dr. Cohen, it's dated July 18. I included the internet link to this article...it may call for some lobbying. This was... Read more »