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How Long Does Nascobal Take To Work

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How HIV Drugs Get Approved

Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? Developing a new drug can take 10 years or more. First, drug companies must find substances that are active against HIV. Most HIV drugs are identified by testing existing drugs for anti-HIV activity ( screening ). A newer method is rational drug design . In this process, scientists "build" drug molecules to fight HIV in specific ways. When a promising drug is identified, it goes through ...
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How long do newer regimes work?

Hello,first many thanks for your work, this site and especially the questions and answers helped me much since diagnosis. I just wanted to ask how long newer regim work on average for treatment naive patients? Thanks ...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Well, that depends on the patient. For someone that has perfect adherence and no medication related side effects, they will work indefinitely. For someone with very poor adherence they don't work very well at all. For someone with mediocre... Read more »

how long meds work

dr cohen how long do the meds work? im hiv positive. my dr tells me i can live a full life as long as i adhere to my medications. my viral load is undetectable. my friend who is also hiv positive tells me that the meds only work for 10 years or...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, it kinda depends on two things - #1; whether you're an optimist or a pessimist, and #2; how good I am at predicting the future. So, here are the issues.It is clear that about 5 years ago, with the principles we now use for treatment,... Read more »

Androgel - How long to work?

Hi,I'm 44 years old, have been poz goin on 12 years, and have been alone a long time. Recently I've fallen for somebody but my libido hasn't quite responded the way I remember. My doc put me on Androgel for about a month ago, 2.5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Congratulations not only on being a 12-year veteran of this war and also for "falling" again. OK, so Mr. Happy isnt "responding" the way you "remember." Now assuming you are not remembering only those glorious... Read more »

how long it works?

hi doc, on average, for how long a person be healthy taking a single regimen like atripla or other? few months/years or decade? please tell me from ur immense clinical experience. regards....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I am not sure it is immense, but it will do.As long as a person does not miss doses, once the virus is supppressed there is no reason the meds should stop working...if the virus can't grow it cannot mutate, if it cannot mutate it cannot escape.... Read more »
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How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »

How long does it take for meds to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After one month on HAAART my loved ones counts are, in comparison to 100000 viral load and cd of under 20, the viral load is now 325 and cd4 is 35. I've heard it takes 3-6 months to get the viral load undetectable and longer to get the cd4 back over... Read more »

MORE Good News! THERAPEUTIC VACCINE IS WORKING!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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 »