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Most Effective Treatment Options For HIV

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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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Treatment Options

I may be starting HIV treatment soon and, due to another medical condition, find it almost impossible to swallow pills above a certain size. How readily available are medications by suspension?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, some antiretrovirals are available in liquid/suspension form, as we use the same medications for young children. Talk to your HIV specialist physician about your concerns. He should be able to advise you of your best options for an... Read more »

closer examination of this target needed with improvement treatment options!

Dr. Young,As you note, hiv therapy has drastically improved the outcomes for the majority of positive individuals. Nevertheless, this articles raises some concern about the fact that some brain damage does occur even with individuals on therapy....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Michael-thanks for your posting and attention to the literature surrounding HIV.This study does raise important questions about therapuetic goals-- some have asserted that getting medications to all anatomic sites is an essential goal. The fact is,... Read more »

Loss of fat/muscle mass and out of treatment options

I am a 43 year old male who has had HIV since 1993. I immediately responded well as soon as I started going on meds. Until this day, I have always had an undetectable viral load and my t-cell count has always been around 500. I have taken many...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
No doubt a very frustrating and tough situation with no easy answers currently or on the near term horizen. It sounds like you have tried or are already doing many of the interventions that are variably effective. There may be a strong genetic... Read more »

Treatment options/Drs. in Venezuela/Treatability of or Coping with myopathy

Hi Nelson, Thank you very much for your answer to my question in quit Trizivir on mid December 2012. My red cell counts went back to normal (4.7 x 10^9 Hg: 16). My ataxia is now considered...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You probably mean lipoatrophy, not myopathy, of the extremities. The new DHHS guidelines in the US recommend treatment for everyone regardless of CD4 count and viral load. But these guidelines may not be universally accepted in many countries,... Read more »
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Current Treatment Options, and Prospects

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to know, how good are the currently available treatments, and what are the prospects for newly infected persons? The new drugs, anounced at the Retroconference, when do you think they will be available, and what effect are they going to... Read more »

HIV Treatment Option--Paid Study

Posted by JFletcher

We're conducting a paid research study with Men and Women Diagnosed with HIV-Positive to take part in our study and ONLY TALK about different treatment options.
Your opinion counts, and we compensate for travel and time with $100 for approximately... Read more »

Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... Read more »

Treatment options

Posted by Iampanicked, 3 Replies
With the kind of symptoms I am going through presently after a possible exposure with a CSW, I am pretty sure I am infected. I stay in a remote corner in India where each one of us knows each other. I am afraid of treating myself here as I will have... Read more »