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How Longs Does Hiv Take To Show Up

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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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I'm unfortunately a long long time reader.

Hello Dr.I have worried and obsessed about the possibility of being hiv+ for almost 10 years of my life. I'm not one of those people that keep getting tested though...I'm much stupider than that. I never got tested...the thought paralyzes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

How long is too long to wait for treatment?

My husband was recently diagnosed with AIDS (two weeks ago). Apparently, by the C4T cell cound (<20!) and the high viral load (Over 100.000) this has been part f him for years. He is waiting for an appt. with a specialist - but it is two weeks...
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
Good he is on Septra. Probably the most important medicine for him right now. Clearly he needs HIV meds, and I suspect that the specialist will get him started when he sees him next week.... Read more »

A Long Term, Long Sleeping Survivor

Dear Dr. Bob,It's been a long time since I've visited this site, but you're obviously still doing the same great job. You deserve all the accolades and kudos received from all of your readers - me included!Quick background: probably...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sleepy but not Dopey in NC,Thanks for returning to this site and for your very kind words.Isn't fatigue annoying? I'm glad you are eliminating the " factorials " in the " multi-factorial " potential causes. (You... Read more »

Quality of life for long-term HIV+ Persons. What to expect if diagnosed with multple HIV related illnesses?

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years now. Ive been on several different medication regimes, since I was first diagnosed, and my counts have all been excellent over the years (CD4 above 400 and Viral load undetectable). Ive also had the same Doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The Side Effect of therapy forum is focused on brief discussions of side effects of specific HIV medication. In general there is continued concern that long term infection with HIV can lead to premature aging and maybe associated with a wide range... Read more »
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How long does HIV survive in cold water?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV? Read more »

how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 4 Replies
how long do you live with HIV? I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn STDROmance.com Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

Thanks Read more »

How long have I had HIV?

Posted by redbull, 1 Reply
Do your #'s necessarily dictate how long you have had HIV? When I was diagnosed in 5/09 my cd4 was 94 and my VL was 400K. After being on atripla for 2 1/2 months my cd4 has jumped from 94-210 and my VL has dropped to only 500! My dr told me... Read more »