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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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Dr. Cohen, how does treatment for HIV2 differ from HIV1?

Dr. Cohen: Hello. Thanks for your very complete answers concerning HIV and its treatment. My question relates to the differences between treatments for HIV1 and HIV2. I have heard that some classes drugs effective as part of HAART are ineffective...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Only the nonnucleoside class is not expected to work against HIV 2 - the nucleosides (azt etc) including tenofovir should work fine, and the protease inhibitors do as well. So there are many three drug HAART combos that would work against HIV2 -... Read more »

Bladder cancer treatment in an HIV positive patient. How do HIV drugs and chemotherapy go together?

My husband has been diagnosed with Stage 3-4 Bladder cancer. So far there is no evidence that the cancer has spread beyond the bladder wall, but he is advised to undergo bladder removal surgery. There are concerns that chemotherapy will complicated...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Given that your husband's virus is suppressed and that his CD4 cell count is about 300, his bladder cancer should be managed exactly as it would be managed were he to be HIV negative. Most of the chemotherapy and radiation treatments do not... Read more »

who invented the treatment for hiv/ aids?

who invented a treatment for hiv/aids? what year was it discovered?why is it important? who was invovled in the discovery? what was the first treatment invented?...
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
Look at the wikipedia entry for AZT.... Read more »

Fever after third week of treatment HIV

Dear Keith Henry, From May 11,2012 I have started my HIV treatment with Viramune and Kivexa. 19th day (May 30) I felt weakness and tiredness. I measured my temperature and it was 39 C. I called my medical nurse and she told that it can be flu and I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Both nevirapine and the abacavir in Kivexa can cause serious side effects that often involve a rash and fever and other symptoms. Your symptoms could be due to a gastroenteritis (gut flu) or other condition that often can improve--I recommend that... Read more »
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Early treatment for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I got HIV from oral sex. I began treatment within a month of infection. This site discusses the risks of oral sex and the possible benefits of early treatment.
http://fdjk3.homestead.com/home.html


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Botanical Treatments For HIV, AIDS, and STDs

Posted by Anonymous
The Website:

http://Shegoi.net/askphd .

You can download the free eBook "Treating Herpes Naturally" through Larrea Tridentata by Dennis W. Clark, Ph.D. at this website;

http://freeherpesbook.com/downloadServlet?downloadId=E618347


Regardless of your... Read more »

New treatment approach to HIV: trial announcement

Posted by Anonymous
We've applied for patent protection on a novel treatment approach to HIV using existing medications already FDA-approved for other disease indications. We hope our approach will decrease infectivity by HIV virus, as well as delay progression to... Read more »

Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel

The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »