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Medicines Use To Treat Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...specialists in infectious diseases. However, especially now that people are living longer with HIV, it's important to deal with all of your health issues. You might prefer to have a family practitioner or a specialist in internal medicine as your primary physician. No matter what their specialty, you will get better HIV care from providers who have experience treating people at all stages of HIV disease. Be sure to ask how many patients...
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I have a very good friend that i grew up with and she just recently crossed over from having HIV to AIDS and she has been told that shhe can not take any of the current therapies because when she was a child she had all the lymph nodes removed from...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...not make sense to me that a person could a) have all the lymph nodes removed from their neck, or b) be prevented from taking medicine to treat HIV because of a lack of or reduced number of lymph nodes. So, the short answer: not.Be well. Read more »

Amino Acids

Due to the damage on the liver by the medicine used to treat HIV/AIDs, the system is unable to make or take up the needed amino acids for cell repair and other body functions. Question is, would taking amino acids supplements help relieve some of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Please submit this question to the Body's Forum on Wasting, Diet, Nutrition and ExerciseRJF Read more »


what does hemoglobin have to do with HIV?
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 keep the heart, brain and other organs of the body going. HIV itself, other infections associated with HIV, or some of the medicines we give to treat HIV can cause the bone marrow (place in the body where red cells are made) to stop or... Read more »

viral load/resistance tests -- what is the difference?

Dear Dr. Holodniy -- would you please explain, in laymans terms, what the difference is between viral load and drug resistance tests. Thank you!
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
...HIV virus that is present in the blood. A resistance test determines whether the HIV virus in the blood is susceptible to the medicines used to treat HIV infection.MH Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Medicines Agency Approves Roche's Hepatitis C Drug Pegasys to Treat Patients Co-Infected With HCV, HIV

...The European Medicines Agency on Thursday approved Roche 's hepatitis C drug Pegasys for the treatment of patients co-infected with HCV and HIV, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Study to Test Effectiveness of Medicinal Plants in Treating AIDS

... Scientists at the recent African Traditional Medicine Conference in Durban announced a study to determine whether a medicinal plant can be used to halt HIV's progression to AIDS. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Montana: AIDS Medication Funds Stretched

... Twenty low-income Montanans are on a waiting list to receive medicines through the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Tough economic times have increased the number of those with HIV/AIDS seeking Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Women and HIV/AIDS: Emotional Health

...use St. John's wort, a drug that some people use to treat mild symptoms of depression. It has harmful interactions with HIV medicines. Visit our section on mental health for more information. Problems in Brain Function HIV, as well as some... Read more »
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Re: Re: re: Help me, oral sex with HIV+ woman

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...percent i will be infected? are there any cases in the world or in USA infected through oral sex in case the partner infected HIV+? i am still scared. i am still obsessing and can not concentrate on verything. i always think about the death. in... Read more »

ID Specialists...Clinics...Privacy

Posted by HealingPower, 5 Replies
Are all ID Specialists located in clinics? That's kind of impersonal don't you think? Please tell me that I may be able to find one in their own office or a little more private. Read more »

Question about Alternative Therapies

Posted by AustinGuy, 3 Replies
...accupuncture as part of their therapy. I've heard it can help boost immune function and figure with 5000 years of history eastern medicine maybe should not be ignored here. There's actually an HIV center here where it is offered and I'm waiting... Read more »

New meds in development

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...share this news release and backgrounder from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America regarding the 83 new medicines in development to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. It is good news. Here's the release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 83... Read more »