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How Close Is The Usa To An Hiv Cure

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New hiv-meds, close to cure?

Hi Brian, John, Keith.What are fusion-inhibitors, zincvingers-inhibitors and integrase-inhibitors?At a Dutch site I read those hiv-meds will come and will be a great step forwards to cure hiv-infection. How far or how close are scientists to solve...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
The medication classes you mention are in varying stages of development. The fusion inhibitors, which include T-20 and T-1249, block viral entry into the cell by interfering with GP41-related fusion. T-20 is in phase III trials, T-1249 in Phase I.... Read more »

Cure for HIV/AIDS (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

Hi,I have been wondering why it is so difficult for HIV/AIDS cure to be found especially for... Read more »

USA, you should be proud of doctor Robert Frascino and follow his example. a man of honour.

Doctor robert: I want to tell you that you are an inspiration for all the people in the world with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting Closes in Uganda; Participants Call for Increased Prevention Efforts

The 2008 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, closed on Saturday with participants calling for an increase in efforts to prevent the spread of the virus worldwide, Xinuahnet reports. "Our chief weapon against HIV/AIDS has always... Read more »

Toward an HIV Cure: Overview and Latest Strategies

How close are we to an HIV cure? What have we learned from the precious few "functional cure" cases out there, and what other interventions are being developed? To answer these questions, Joseph Eron, M.D., director of the University of North... Read more »

Health Care in the U.S.: Closing the Gaps, Opening the Door

The United States is failing when it comes to health care access. According to a report from the Commonwealth Fund (a private foundation promoting health care), the U.S. scored only 58 out of 100 points for access to care. This is a significant... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WTO Deal on Generic Drug Access for Developing Countries Close; Agreement Could Prevent Breakdown of Trade Talks

The United States yesterday reached an agreement with a group of developing nations to give poor nations access to generic drugs, Bloomberg/Washington Post reports. The compromise with Brazil, India, Kenya and South Africa paves the way for a... Read more »
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USA Visa

Posted by Anonymous
I am from a developing country and these questions are of interest to me :

1) Does the USA grant Visa to someone who is HIV+ ?

2) How long does the FDA take to approve a new drug ? ( Only once a drug is approved by FDA can we expect it to be sold in... Read more »

Best place to live in USA with HIV?

Posted by TonyBakerOK, 9 Replies

I have been positive since 2005, and have lived in Tennessee, Texas, California and Currently Oklahoma.

It seems like every state is different when it comes to HIV services and Ryan White stuff.

I just moved HOME to Oklahoma and I am miserable,... Read more »

HIV and immigration OUT of USA

Posted by Dizengoff, 4 Replies
I am HIV+. My life is now over before it even began. All I want is someone to share my life with. I have tried, and cannot get a boyfriend... I have a responsibility to tell them I am positive, and that always scares them off... so I figure I should... Read more »