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New Drugs For Aids

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New drug for Aids Wasting Disease

I would like to learn more about Serono's new drug, Serostim. How does it differfrom the growth hormones on the market now and what are it's advantages over them? Is it reimbursable? Is it readily available? What clinicals are out there?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Somatotropin (Serostim) is recombinant human growth hormone, which was just approved by the FDA. It is generally given by subcutaneous injection at a dose of 4 to 6 mg per day for 12 weeks, depending on body weight. It is generally well-tolerated,... Read more »

HIV DRUGS ARE DANGEROUS AND TOXIC? WHEN NEW DRUGS!!!!

Hello Dearest Experts, Although it may be true that Hiv Meds might prolong progression to ARC... Read more »

Experimental New Drug

I have been watching for new approaches to combat HIV/AIDS. I came across a drug that has been in... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Drug Surprises AIDS Experts With Its Effectiveness

The new protease inhibitor darunavir is significantly better than other medications in attacking drug-resistant HIV, according to a new study. Darunavir, whose trade name is Prezista, last year received an accelerated federal approval that required... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New AIDS Drug, New Abbott Rival

At this week's 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Washington, a head-to-head study of two AIDS drugs found Johnson & Johnson's Prezista is "non-inferior" to Abbott Laboratories' Kaletra. About 10... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Includes Papua New Guinea on AIDS Drug Program

On Monday, Pfizer Australia announced that Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been included in its Diflucan Partnership that supplies the anti-fungal medication to countries on the World Health Organization's list of the 50 least-developed nations. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Mexico AIDS Drug Assistance Program Faces $1.3 Million Shortfall for Current Fiscal Year

New Mexico's AIDS Drug Assistance Program is facing a $1.3 million shortfall in its budget for the current fiscal year that ends June 30, and officials may have to institute a waiting list for the program, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports (Davis,... Read more »
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Need a new drug?

Posted by pittguy7, 2 Replies
I have had HIV for 6.5 years now, no drugs I am a slow progressor. I just came back from my doctor and found out I should start a regimine of medication. I am shocked, yes shocked or in denial after 6.5 yrs without needing drugs Now I need them, can... Read more »

new drugs overview (by a rookie), and comments

Posted by Anonymous
Many of you are much sharper about emerging hiv medications than I am...

Is this is good overview of some of the good emerging options??

I see two exciting classes of drugs. By this I mean they seem to show good efficacy in diminishing the viral load... Read more »

New Drugs In The Pipeline Vioxx In The Headline??

Posted by Anonymous
New Drugs In The Pipeline Vioxx In The Headline??

Most everyone knows about the latest Drug/Pharmaceutical scandal, and many people are becoming aware of how clinical trials are skewed ( if it takes 20 trials to get one positive result that is how it... Read more »

New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Don't Let TMC114 Cost More Than Kaletra, Advocates Urge

We may be only days away from an announcement that the U.S. has approved a
new HIV medication: TMC114 (darunavir), a protease inhibitor that may be
especially helpful for people with... Read more »