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How Are New Hiv Drugs Tested?

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Papua New Guinea Making Progress in HIV Testing, Drug Access, Global Fund Executive Director Kazatchkine Says

Papua New Guinea has made significant progress in scaling up HIV/AIDS testing and counseling services, as well as expanding antiretroviral drug access, during the past few years, Executive Director of the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and... Read more »
International AIDS Society

New Global Report Launched by the International AIDS Society Recommends a New Paradigm for Treating Injecting Drug Users: "Seek, Test, Treat and Retain"

Vienna, Austria -- Against the backdrop of some of the globe's fastest growing HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a report launched today at the XVIII International AIDS conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

News on HIV Drug Resistance in New Antiretrovirals From the XVI International HIV Drug Resistance Workshop

Doug Richman provided a comprehensive recap on HIV resistance from the annual HIV resistance conference, held this year in June in Barbados. 1 His focus was on four major areas: resistance associated with the new non-nucleoside reverse... Read more »
Ask the Experts

New Employment opportunity & Drug testing

Hi all,I am a 44 year old male who recently tested Pos for HIV just this past March. I am showing no signs and feeling great. At the advice of my doctor I expect to start treatment very soon. We are still discussing treatment options.I am being...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dear Guy in a Dilemma, You're in less of dilemma than you think. Pre-employment physicals are done to answer only one question: are you fit to work? It's a yes/no, not a "here's what we found" event. Drug tests are looking... Read more »

New HIV Drug

Does anyone know when Sustiva/Viread/Emtriva will all be in one pill?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.I don't think that anyone knows exactly when or if this will happen, but there is considerable interest both within the pharmaceutical industry and the treatment community, alike.If everything goes smoothly, we could... Read more »

HIV VL - Should I stop and wait for new drugs?

I Started to Duet study 3 and a half months ago.(drugs: TMC 114, Fuseon, Truvada, DDI (250), and 50/50 chance of getting tmc 125).I'm highly treated, but had never been on Fusion. Starting t-cells, 110, VL 125,000.After 2 months, I went...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
You have obviously done your homework and an outstanding job of advocating for yourself and becoming informed on all of the issues. I completely agree with you that another laboratory test is needed before you can be sure that your viral load will... Read more »

How good is this new hiv drug ???

Hi Dr Keith, how good is this new hiv drug ????thank you for your timeRossPanacos Pharmaceuticals announced yesterday that it has sold its first-in-class HIV maturation inhibitor bevirimat to Myriad Genetics, a biotechnology company that is also...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Bevirimat has shown moderate activity for the treatment of HIV infection including for virus which is resistant to the current HIV meds. Development is still early. For most HIV practices in US the currently HIV medications are usually working... Read more »
Connect With Others

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
Nature 433, 788 (24 February 2005)

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistant HIV

ERIKA CHECK

Rare, aggressive form of AIDS used to publicize dangers of unprotected
sex.

[WASHINGTON] A decision by New York health officials to announce the
detection... Read more »

new drugs overview (by a rookie), and comments

Posted by Anonymous
Many of you are much sharper about emerging hiv medications than I am...

Is this is good overview of some of the good emerging options??

I see two exciting classes of drugs. By this I mean they seem to show good efficacy in diminishing the viral load... Read more »

OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION: SF Trial of Peptide T

Posted by Anonymous
OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION:
Recruitment to Open for Peptide T Anti-Viral Trial

(Contact Diane Cenko, HIVCARE Client Outreach Coordinator, 415-353-6215 or 6259)

San Francisco, Calif. - February, 2001 -- A phase II study of Peptide T to evaluate its... Read more »

New Japanese Drug AK602

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,

On July 6th, a Japanese University team announced results on clinical trials (in the US) using 40 patients. In ten days their average viral load dropped to 1% of what it was previously. The side effects were minimal.

How come this isn't on... Read more »