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Hiv Treatment Cocktail

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Ask the Experts

Do I have to use the cocktail treatment?

Dr. I am a HIV person for 6 and a half year. My viral load is 55000 and my CD4 is 500. I've never use any anti-hiv drug. If I want to start using anti-hiv medicine, do I have to use all 3 drugs (AZT, 3TC and Indinaviar)? Is it possible...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It would be unwise to use only one drug. Current guidelines suggest that you should start with 3 drugs. AZT alone will not get your viral load to < 50, and thus will fail in a few months because of resistance. Given your viral load, 3 drugs are... Read more »

My cocktail treatment

I am interested in knowing what my drugs actualy do.The drugs I am on are:StivaCombivirAnd what are... Read more »

HIV-2 and drug cocktails ?

Thanks for one of the best Global web HIV pages! Dose it exist anypapers/research on: if the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Drug Cocktails Saving Lives: Study

In a three-year study, the average death rate declined by half for people with HIV/AIDS receiving antiretroviral treatment. Dr. Miguel A. Hernan, of the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues noted that while the 1996 introduction of AIDS... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Expert Recommends "Prevention Cocktail" to Curb Epidemic of HIV Among U.S. Men Who Have Sex With Men

This is a transcript of a press conference that took place at CROI 2008, one of the most important HIV-related medical conferences of the year. In this transcript, Ronald Stall, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, examines... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Policy Cocktail for Fighting HIV

"In the absence of a vaccine, three bold new approaches to controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic are being discussed by those working in medicine and public health. These approaches are still in the conceptual and testing phases, but if applied as a... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Anti-HIV Medications + Street Drugs: Some Cocktails Don't Mix

Beginning in October, the PWA Health Group started an intensive treatment education program for active and former drug users. Because there is so little hard information available on the specific hazards of mixing street drugs with anti-HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I've written what is currently the only computer application solely dedicated to the mathematical analysis of HIV. It's called HIV pathogenesis modeler, and can be downloaded at:
http://www.agmh.org/softw.htm

While using the SI model in the program, I... Read more »

Cocktail Daze

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
With the new guidlines coming into effect in Jan what will doctors tell their patients who are now taking the cocktail. "Oh I'm sorry you did not need to take it after all" or " I guess I don't really know what I'm doing please don't sue me." One... Read more »

Faith versus Cocktails

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I.ve been positive for 12 years, 4 years ago I started monitoring my bloodwork after my lover past away. My T-cell count was between 200-300 4 yrs later they finally dropped to 178 since July then to 132, then finally to 93 currently. Despite my... Read more »

Looking for people using drug cocktails

Posted by Anonymous
I am a graduate student at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. I am working on a story about reactions to drug cocktails and protease inhibitors. If you have had a positive reaction, for example, your T-cell count has gone up after taking them,... Read more »