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Newest Types Of Antiretroviral Drug Hiv

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Other Antiretroviral Drugs in Development

These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use against HIV. Integrase Inhibitors After HIV's genetic code is changed from a single strand to a double strand by the reverse transcriptase enzyme, it gets inserted (integrated) into the genetic code of the infected cell. Then the HIV genetic code gets "read," producing new viruses. Scientists hope that integration will be another point in the HIV life...
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Newest "vaccine" in the works?

I have heard about new drugs in the works that block Hiv from entering cells that are still healthy. Is that what an inhibitor does? If this news is true, approximately how long untill this vaccine or pill could become available to us? It almost...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.It sounds like you're refering to the drug class called CCR5 entry inhibitors. There are several so-called R5 inhibitors that are in advanced clinical trials. Candidates from Schering, Pfizer and GSK are among the... Read more »

What are the various types of chemotherapy used for KS?

i started treatment at beginning of dec 2002 as i was diagnosed with ks.doc said lesions may disappear with use of antiretroviral treatment but didnt say how soon.also said i may need chemo or radiation therapy if hiv treatment doesn't clear...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The pharmaceutical industry has made great strides in terms of coming up with more effective and less toxic chemotherapy for KS. If the HIV drugs don't take care of the KS (and often they do not), then I usually start with liposomal... Read more »

ED and HIV (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010)

I am currently on a regiment of Norvir, Reyataz & Truvada. My internist told me that I could not be on any ED drugs while on this regiment. I did try a sample of Cialis and it worked beautifully with no side effects. I pased this information...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your internist is either overly cautious or (more likely) not well informed. See below regarding dosage adjustments for ED drugs while on protease inhibitors.I should also mention there are a variety of potential causes for ED in the setting of... Read more »

ED med and HIV med interaction (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010)

I'm currently on Viramune and Truvada and I've been having problems getting an erection. My doctor prescribed cialis 10mg but it does not seem to work that well. If I take 20mg it works fine. Is there an interaction between my HIV meds...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Erectile dysfunction medications require dose adjustment when used concurrently with certain HIV medications (see below). Your current regimen of Viramune plus Truvada does not require dose adjustment.Regarding your ED, your HIV physician... Read more »
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vircoTYPE HIV-1

Posted by MRoss, 1 Reply
Hi folks.. hey wondering if you may give me some guidance with Geno / Pheno Tying. Had this test done, with vl < 100, one hundred copies ml. Wondering if anyone has had this specific test done? Any one familuar with the accuracy of test, and... Read more »

"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral) drive

Originally, it seemingly appeared that anyone infected with HIV would progress to disease and die. This has long since been realized to no longer be true. We have individuals all over the... Read more »

HIV-TYPE 2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV-TYPE 2: I would like to hear from anyone who has tested
positive for HIV-2. Currently the U.S. only tests for HIV-1. But
now I have a friend with the type 2 strain (a weaker strain most
common in W. Africa), and we are having a difficult time... Read more »

Now what is HIV-Type 2?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 1 Reply
As if the one that I got tested on wasn't enough, I got this info today that there is also a Type-2. My exposure was not in U.S. it was in Nepal (Country between india and china).. How do I find out about HIV-Type 2 is relevent for this country? Any... Read more »