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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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Advanced HIV And My Treatment

I was diognoised 1994 with aids. My T-cell was 54. I was feeling bad felt like I was crashing! They started treatment with bactrim and AZT. Then they came out with 3TC.Started me on that also! Then a new drug came out Crixavan. They had started me...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
whew, you have been through the antiretroviral drug mill.Can't they come up with a simpler regimen??Probably not...so consider anabolic treatment...testosterone levels should be checked (especially if you are male), consider oxandrolone or... Read more »

Treatment Advances towards "cure"

why does it seem as though all of the advances toward the possible cure is coming from other countries? When it came/comes to developing medicines for treatment US Pharma is untouched, but when you talk about cure we play 2nd fiddle to others. Im...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear 2 cents:Most of the innovations in treatment do not start with Pharma...they start at the Universities and get picked up by industry once they look promising. There is some very interesting work at the University of Minnesota and University of... Read more »

Can EDTA or (chelation therapy), help advanced HIV patients with cardiovascular disease?

I would consider myself an experienced patient diagnosed 10 years ago, and probably living with this disease for 15 years. I have exhausted almost every treatment option, and have about two severe drug reactions, and about 70% resistense to earlier...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seen any published safety/outcomes data on use of EDTA therapy in the setting of HIV infection and significant cardiovascular disease with narrowing of the coronary arteries. Most patients I have treated with Isentress + Intelence... Read more »

Liver transplant for advanced Hep C with HIV

My husband has been HIV and Hep C positive since 1988. His t cell count for the last several years has been in the 400 range with an undetectable viral load. He has Hep C genotype 2 and has done Pegasys/Ribavirin and Pegintron/Ribavirin with no...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
I am sorry your are receiving conflicting information. This can be very hard and confusing. It sounds as though your husband has cirrhosis, and well-controlled HIV on HIV medications. Ways to help the liver include not using alcohol, not smoking,... Read more »
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new hope for possibility of HIV treatment

Posted by lalamma, 3 Replies
This new treatment proposes to successfully control the virus in those infected, destroying a constant region of the virus and thus inactivating it's activity. The treatment may also prevent infection in high risk groups. This has been all over... Read more »

i have an advance hiv infection...

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all: My name is Jim, I have an "advanced" HIV infection, and I
write to hopefully give a bit of TURBO-BOOST to all who find
themselves in that moment of darkness that comes when you may
think you are nearing your end. NEVER just "give up", LIFE... Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I just found this forum and have an intense need to talk about what's going on anonymously. It's been a terrible 24 hours.

My dad is gay and spent pretty much his entire life hiding it from everyone. My parents finally split for good... 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 »