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How Do Drugs Used To Treat Hiv Work In The Body

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Drug Level Testing

What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also...
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Treating HIV in all body compartments

Hello doctors. Just wondering what your thoughts are about choosing a regimen that is effective in all body compartments. Does such a regimen exist? Can you please provide a list of potential drug combinations that would do this. I have done a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I very much applaud your enthusiasm and the amount of research you have done. As you state, there are theoretical advantages to regimens that can target HIV in different areas of the body where HIV can reside. Although trying to hit the virus in... Read more »

Are 3 drugs really needed to treat HIV???

Hi Doctors and many thanxs for all your dedicated work.Now then here I am on a tropical island in asia about to start treatment for the first time , options are limited and be it a double edged sword Drs with experience are limited also . My Doc is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. A standard cocktail for HIV infection contains 3 active agents and this is the approach that virtually all the guidelines recommend. So you are correct that this regimen is one drug short.However, it will probably work... Read more »

Using Cancer Drugs to Treat HIV

I have heard that there is a <a href="/content/news/art58192.html" target="_blank">study out of the University of Minnesota has used two Cancer Drugs</a>, decitabine and gemcitabine to effectively Force the Virus to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for sharing this info.The study utilizes 2 drugs that are used for other conditions (one for a precancerous blood disorder and the other for lung cancer) and combines them together. They take advantage of a feature of HIV that has been... Read more »

Viral Load Blip/Drug Change/Working = Fatigue (BLIPS, 2009)

Dr. Frascino,First of all I have read many of your responses to various questions and I love the wit,and more importantly, the detail and the time you take in answering the questions. I have learned alot and I thank you. I just read the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll try to answer your multiple concerns and make a few general comments along the way."Blips" are not related to increases in HIV-associated fatigue nor have they been found to be predictive of drug resistance or increases in... Read more »
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treating hiv holistic healthwise

Posted by taian, 2 Replies
anyone involved treating hiv with herbology,using colloidal silver regime or other w/good results Read more »

THE DRUGS WORK!

Posted by exitrow, 5 Replies
I recently started taking Sustiva and Truvada after my numbers dropped significantly in October. I was very hesistant and wasn't prepared to enter the next stage, a major step, in this disease. I was fortunate not to encounter many of the horrific... Read more »

THE DRUGS WORK!

Posted by exitrow, 4 Replies
I recently started taking Sustiva and Truvada after my numbers dropped significantly in October. I was very hesistant and wasn't prepared to enter the next stage, a major step, in this disease. I was fortunate not to encounter many of the horrific... Read more »