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How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...care providers usually do not know who is getting the study drug or the placebo. This is called a blinded study. Studies are blinded so that the health care providers will be totally objective when they evaluate the health of patients in the study. Phase III trials collect more data on a drug's effectiveness and side effects. These trials can study up to a few thousand people and often last for a year or more. Phase III trials are...
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Is Zocor safe for HIV patients?

Is Zocor safe to take with HIV medication Kaletra?One doctor said yes, but another doctor said to stop the Zocor at once! She said it could cause a heart attack.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...result in very high levels of the simvastatin that would lead to high risk for serious side effects such as myopathy. Usually standard pravasatin or low doses of atorvastatin (or sometimes rosuvastatin) are used as the statin when on a protease... Read more »

HIV infection cure? Was told on CNN. What do you think? Mommy of three. (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hello my beloved Dr. Bob. I hope you are feeling wonderfully. I am writing because I came upon this article today on CNN's news page. I think I know you enough to figure out what you think about it, but truly want to hear all you have to say about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are more likely to die from West Nile virus. Most worrisome: The transplant treatment itself, given only to late-stage cancer patients, kills up to 30% of patients. While scientists are drawing up research protocols to try this approach on other... Read more »

HIV surgery

Should a person with HIV have surgery or elective surgery? Someone I know with HIV says she wants a breast reduction. Won't she put the medical staff at great risk?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV+ patients generally do well with surgery. The risk for surgical staff is low and even lower if patient has low HIV level (such Read more »

Do antiretroviral dugs cause AIDS?

I'm not a dissident or a Duisberg supporter but why should I take drugs that are indeed very dangerous, toxic and probably itself responsible for many cancer diseases? In an other response Dr. Henry stated: "There is no strong evidence supporting a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV infected patients developed AIDS and died at a very high rate prior to the availability of antiretroviral therapy. After HAART was introduced in Read more »
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HIV in Prisons and Jails

... HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Read more »
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The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...treatment, and care. PEPFAR targets counseling and testing to people at high risk of HIV infection. This includes tuberculosis patients and women who might transmit HIV to their children. Drug Approval To support PEPFAR, the US Food and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Alternative and Complementary Therapies

...Many People Use Alternative Therapies? Alternative therapies are very popular. In the United States, over 70% of people with HIV have used some kind of an alternative therapy. Many people use them regularly. Some health insurance plans pay for... Read more »
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Truvada

...addition, Reyataz and Kaletra increase Viread concentrations. The reason for these interactions is unknown. The FDA suggests that patients receiving Reyataz and Truvada should be monitored for Truvada-associated adverse events. When taken with... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

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...his future. But at what cost? That is the question, heretical to some, that is now being voiced by scientists, doctors and patients encountering a constellation of ailments showing up prematurely or in disproportionate numbers among the first... Read more »

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