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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe virus from reproducing (making copies of itself). When HIV cannotreproduce, it cannot infect new cells in your body and your . viral load remains low. HIV must go through a number of different steps in order to make copies ofitself....
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Role of HIV PCR (APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FDA APPROVED FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE)

I am a family physician and first I wanted to commend your frank and frequently humorous answers to your readers questions. The appropriate use of humor when taking care of patients humanizes us as physicians. Continue your good work.I am the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Medical director of an urgent care facility in Vegas??? Now that must really be an entertaining position. I love Vegas and visit frequently. I'm always amazed at the often bizarre-appearing folks I see lumbering in and out of casinos on The... Read more »

Partner newly diagnoised

Mt partner and I applied for life insurance in Jan 05, I was approved and he was declined. The letter of declination stated he was HIV +, we were both shocked!Two weeks later we had our first appt with the doctor at Owens Clinic in Hillcrest, Ca....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post and questions.I'm very sorry to hear about your partner. He is receiving care at one of the premier HIV centers in the country, and I'll suspect that he should get excellent care. I'd agree that the time for him... Read more »

family medical leave act and newly HIV positive

Hi- I recently converted to HIV positive and a lengthy and difficult seroconversion illness of 3 months. My question is, is it possible to make use of the familiy and medical leave act to get stabalized ih therapy (coping with the shock) and...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Excellent question. Yes, it is appropriate to use FMLA leave to adjust to antiviral treatment. Please remember that, unlike reasonable accommodation under the ADA, FMLA leave does require you to complete a form that includes the diagnosis. Please... Read more »

newly diagnosed

I am a 46 year old female(UK). I was diagnosed 6 weeks ago after admission to hospital for PCP. I don't how long I've been positive, obviousy years. (Not surprisingly my husband tested positive at the same time, we have been together 8...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Phew,Sorry to hear about your and your husband's recent diagnoses. Both of you have rather advanced disease and I'd agree that starting treatment for HIV in the near future is indicated.For you, it sounds like your doctors are well... Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed, Medication Overload!

Posted by whyyyyyy, 2 Replies
Sleeping away on a mid-summers night alone in my bedroom with the window opened up halfway, I lay there in a dream state. Dreaming of a life other than my own I explore this other world with such vividness it's almost like I've gone into realm of my... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed w/ HIV- Partner

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was diagnosed HIV+ on March 29th. As shocked as I was, I have been handling everything pretty good. My main concern has been getting on the right path, finding the right doctor, getting all the initial tests done, so I know where this is headed.... Read more »

Newly diagnosed HIV+ BF and me Negative

Posted by Obvious1, 6 Replies
In January My boyfriend of 4 yrs, and father of our daughter whom is 2, was diagnosed HIV+. A little history. In March of 09, he was diagnosed with Hep B. 3 months prior to that he had a tattoo cover up from a friend in his home. The Drs. feel he... Read more »

Newly diagnosed-looking for others in my age group

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there!

I'm newly diagnosed as HIV+. I was infected through heterosexual contact. I haven't started any medications yet, but have sought treatment with a really great doctor. I'm looking for people in my age range (21-29) that are in a similar... Read more »