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New Medicines For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
American Academy of HIV Medicine

American Academy of HIV Medicine Endorses New HIV Testing Guidelines; Remains Concerned About Funding for Tests and Treatment

Washington, DC -- The American Academy of HIV Medicine has endorsed the revised recommendations for HIV testing in health care settings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommend significant expansion of routine HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: New Medicine Access Scheme for New South Wales HIV Patients

On World AIDS Day, the government of New South Wales debuted a plan allowing HIV patients to have their medications delivered to their home or workplace. "The Enhanced Medication Access Scheme will give people living with HIV better access to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New England Journal of Medicine Examines HIV/AIDS in U.S. Prison Systems

"Sex, Drugs, Prisons and HIV ," New England Journal of Medicine : All U.S. prison systems "fall short" of international guidelines for reducing HIV transmission risk in prisons, according to an article in the Jan. 11 issue of NEJM . The World... Read more »
Ask the Experts

new HIV medicine AK602

Hello from Belgium.Dear Doctor,I am on HIV medicines and still around 450 T4 and viral load under 50. But they make me so sick (fatigue, muscle pain in my whole body) etc. They have checked everything they could check in my blood and everything is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Sorry to hear that you are experiencing side effects from your cocktail. Before I discuss AK602, it is important to mention that there are many available antiretroviral medications that may be substituted for someone... Read more »

scared and confused, can you tell me how new hiv medicines are improving?

Dr. Ben,Hi. I'm quite sure many of us are scared and wondering about this question. In your opinion and in your practice, are you seeing hiv patients now doing better even with the advent of drug resistant virus, drug toxicities, and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Maria-Thanks for your question.Yes, many patients with drug resistant virus are doing much better than in previous years-- better tolerated and easier to take options; fewer metabolic complications.Take for example of my patient, I'll call Sue,... Read more »

New medicines

Doctor Boyle, When you say that patients with hiv can live relatively normal lives does this include growing old and holding a job. WHere have we come with the pills and what are the expectations of people with hiv? A family member of mine was...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
You provide only limited information, but presuming she is otherwise healthy and does not have advanced HIV disease, she should do very well and should be able to hold a job and do all of the things that HIV-negative people do... Read more »

Circumcision and HIVrecent study from New England Journal of Medicine

Dear Dr. Bob,I know you get a lot of prevention questions, but maybe not too many about preventing HIV transmission 15+ years from now! So I am pregnant with my second son and just read about the new study published in the New England Journal of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, the American Academy of Pediatrics is reviewing its position statement on circumcision. Yes, circumcision has been associated with decreased risk of HIV (and other STDs) for heterosexual couplings. However, the best HIV/STD-prevention method... Read more »
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Free HIV medicine

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
I have figured out a way to get my HIV medication for free. It does not cost me one penny at all, thank God! Im sure no one is interested so I wont bother posting the details. Read more »

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 3 Replies

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

More than 36 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. Ninety percent are living in developing countries where the high prices of medications are effectively condemning them to death. Without drastic changes to...
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Recycling medicines to Guatemala

Posted by Anonymous
I am currently working at the Luis Angel Garcia clinic in Guatemala City. We are the largest HIV clinic in Guatemala and will see about 400 new patients this year. We are in desperate need of medications, both anti-retrovirals and medicines for... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking Combiver and Sustiva. The more I read about these drugs and their effects, the more I grow afraid of what MORE damage I could be doing to my body. CD4 count is around 202 and VL is something like 200,000. However, I feel great! I take... Read more »