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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe virus from reproducing (making copies of itself). When HIV cannotreproduce, it cannot infect new cells in your body and your . viral load remains low. HIV must go through a number of different steps in order to make copies ofitself....
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Anti-arythmic drugs and HIV drugs

Is there any difficulty taking anti-arthmia drugs when on Hartt treatment? My cardiologist told me he woud not dare prescribe any as the interaction with HIV treatment is unknow. I have been infected since 1980, am undetectable since 2003 with T4 in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many cardiac drugs, including drugs for cardiac arrhythmia, can be taken with Atripla and /or boosted protease inhibitors though the choices have to be made carefully often with input from a pharmacist familiar with HIV drugs. For examples, calcium... Read more »

What are the drugs for HIV-2 patients?

Dear Doctor,What are the most common opportunistic infections on HIV-2 patient? What is the typical CD4/CD8 lab results? My CD4 was 1030, but CD8 was only 234....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is less data about complications and treatment of persons infected only with HIV-2. The disease course may be slower than is typical for HIV-1. The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (i.e. nevirapine or efavirenz) may not be as... Read more »

Pregnancy and drug/hiv

17-year-old HIV-positive drug addict who lives with two other young women, both with drug abuse problems. Recently overdosed and was admitted to the emergency department of the local county hospital where she received emergency treatment. While...
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
This is beyond the scope of this forum. She needs a good obstetrician who is experienced in handling high risk pregnancies of those women who are HIV infected. Such a physician will be able to tell you and her what the right HIV treatment regimens... Read more »

Drug for HIV

I'm 21 years old and i'm HIV positive. Can u suggest me the HIV drug i should take to live healthy because i feel stressed all the day. Please tell me as soon as u can....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis.Your question covers a huge topic- let me try to simplify. First, the selection of medications requires a detailed understanding of specific issues that relate to your health and side effect aversion and... Read more »
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rec drugs and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
salut! I have an ex who tested hiv + about 1.5 years ago. What troubles me is that he seems to be treating his body as if he does not have a serious disease. He uses ecstacy/cocain and now has tatooed his body. It almost seems like he has taken the... Read more »

Drugs for HIV contains ganja?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My friend just got detained two days ago at the Thai border ,the urine test found out that he consumed ganja. I believe he did not take and i hope someone could tell me if there is any HIV drugs that contain ganja?

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Date Rape Drugs HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi. Three weeks ago I was at a house party a guy put a drug in my drink. After that, I don't remember a whole lot except that some guy was having sex with me. I know he wore a condom, took it off and put another one half-way through. I really... Read more »

Natural Product Drug for HIV/AIDS and Eczema

Posted by Ali_Rezai, 1 Reply
You can use the seeds of thin chilli peppers that have been frozen to effectively treat HIV/AIDS. I made the discovery for treating eczema. I approached the Pharmaceutical industry to find a partner to test and develop it. Novartis (a top ten... Read more »