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How Much Is Cocktail Medication For Aids Patients

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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an AIDS-defining illness (an illness that is very unusual in someone who is not HIV positive). Antiretroviral: a medication that interferes with replication of retroviruses. HIV is a retrovirus. CD4 count: CD4 cells, also called T cells or CD4+ T cells, are white blood cells that fight infection. HIV destroys CD4 cells, making...
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First claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,"FUNCTIONAL CURE"

Hi Dr. Bob,While I dont have hiv nor have been at risk, I follow your posts just for your great sense of humour and expert knowledge.Anyway, the news just broke that German doctors have had a breakthrough which might be a big step in finding a CURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Sample 61By MARK SCHOOFSArticle Comments more in Health (See Corrections & Amplifications item below.) The startling case of an AIDS patient who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia is stirring new hope that gene-therapy... Read more »

houseguest is killing me

I have a houseguest who was a caregiver for an elderly AIDS patient who also had other issues. Since his passing, the caregiver has been staying at my house. How do I make him understand that stress, saturated fat and exhaustion are not good things...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...I am addressing this under "alternative and complementary medications" to make 2 points. First, a supportive environment is a key to an individual dealing with any chronic medical condition. This Read more »

Dr. bobs genes (LIVING LONGER WITH HIV/AIDS)

hey Bob, r u like a long term survivor yourself. you have been poz for some time is this because of the new meds or just your excellent genes? can most new diagnosed persons expect to live a long life like 20 years is that norm with the meds today
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...discusses some of the challenges we long-term survivors are facing. My best advice remains: Play safe. Don't get infected!Dr. BobAIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer By JANE GROSS Published: January 6, 2008John Holloway received a... Read more »

I value your opinion! (WHY ARE PEOPLE WITH AIDS STILL DYING?)

Hello Doctor BobI no this is a safe sex forum but had a questions I would like to ask you, as I value your opinion so much. Why do you still hear of people dying of AIDS with the medications that are available now? (when you have access to them)I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I'm also a realist. The reality of HIV/AIDS is that it remains an incurable progressive terminal illness. Even with treatment AIDS patients continue to succumb. The clinical course is quite variable from person to person and is related to both... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Drugs Help AIDS Patients Live Well Into Senior Years

... Experts predict that in the coming decade, more AIDS patients will join the ranks of seniors, thanks to drug treatments that extend their lives. The proportion of Los Angeles County residents Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia: HIV/AIDS Patients Scrambling to Cover Cost of Medications

As part of its cost-containment strategy, Virginia's AIDS Drug Assistance Program has announced plans to push 760 current clients with relatively stable immune systems out of ADAP and onto a waiting list. About 400 new ADAP applicants a year who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Struggles to Provide Medications to All AIDS Patients

...activists say. "[But] in our office we have affidavits [by people] who have been neglected, due to the fact of not getting medication in time," Nkwe said. Provincial authorities "have hated us, because they say we made them look bad," Mokhalipi... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopia, Pfizer in Partnership to Provide Free Drugs to AIDS Patients

...with Ethiopia to provide Diflucan -- used to treat cryptococcus meningitis and esophageal candidiasis infections -- free to AIDS patients. Pfizer will provide more than 50,000 Diflucan tablets. The government will distribute the free pills to 16... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...reach late middle age. There have been only small, inconclusive studies on the causes of aging-related health problems among AIDS patients. Without definitive research, which has just begun, that second wave of suffering could be a... Read more »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...be downloaded at: http://www.agmh.org/softw.htm While using the SI model in the program, I came to the realization that the cocktail treatment greatly increases the infected patients life-span, which allows them to infect more people, while the... Read more »

AIDS Treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...protease inhibitors, some doctors suspect. By JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER The powerful drug cocktails that have enabled AIDS patients to live longer, healthier lives are now suspected of causing heart disease in some of the very people... Read more »

Faith versus Cocktails

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Despite my doctors and some friends strong belief that I,m commiting my on form of suicide. I,ve not been convinced to do the drug cocktails. I did however give up drinking, and began working out a year and half ago. However thats when my #,s... Read more »