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Depression and HIV

Treatment for Depression Depression can be treated with lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and/or with medications. Many medications and therapies for depression can interfere with your HIV treatment. Your health care provider can help you select the therapy or combination of therapies most appropriate for you. Do not try to self-medicate with alcohol or illegal drugs as these can increase depression and create additional problems. ...
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HIV-2 and drug cocktails ?

Thanks for one of the best Global web HIV pages! Dose it exist anypapers/research on: if the "standard" drug cocktail work just as well/bad forHIV-2 as for HIV-1 ? From Curious European...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question and comments. HIV-2 is a very rare virus. It should therefore come as no surprise that there is very littleinformation about treatments in persons infected with HIV-2. The vastmajority of persons infected with... Read more »

drug cocktails

dear dr. boyle. i hear people saying that hiv is now a chronic disease.it has been stated by my dr he says i can live a full and normal life. well i have been hearing that the drug cocktails only work for about 15 to 10 years. im 46 years old. does...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Your doctor is right that HIV is now a chronic disease in many patients. There is no reason to expect that you will be dead in 15 years, if you follow your doctor's advice. The current antiretrovirals are very effective and durable if taken... Read more »

drug cocktails

dear dr. boyle. i hear people saying that hiv is now a chronic disease.it has been stated by my dr that this is true.he says i can live a full and normal life. well i have been hearing that the drug cocktails only work for about 15 to 10 years. im...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
I understand your concerns, however, the data that currently exists indicates that the current regimens, if they suppress the virus to <50 copies/mL and are taken religiously, may last for 10 to 15 years or longer. During that time, new drugs and... Read more »

Cocktail for drug resistant virus

I had a break of 16 months from anti-retroval treatment since I couldn't handle the Crixivan. During the break I had a tonsillectomy.My counts worsened to a CD4 of 250 (from 580) and viral load of 115 000 (from 20 000). My new HIV specialist...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
These antiviral medications do cross into the brain in more than sufficient amounts to prevent viral replication in the central nervous system. I am not sure what medication you read about in place of Invirase, but the most sensible regimen really... Read more »
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Looking for people using drug cocktails

Posted by Anonymous
I am a graduate student at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. I am working on a story about reactions to drug cocktails and protease inhibitors. If you have had a positive reaction, for example, your T-cell count has gone up after taking them,... Read more »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I've written what is currently the only computer application solely dedicated to the mathematical analysis of HIV. It's called HIV pathogenesis modeler, and can be downloaded at:
http://www.agmh.org/softw.htm

While using the SI model in the program, I... Read more »

Cocktail Daze

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
With the new guidlines coming into effect in Jan what will doctors tell their patients who are now taking the cocktail. "Oh I'm sorry you did not need to take it after all" or " I guess I don't really know what I'm doing please don't sue me." One... Read more »

Faith versus Cocktails

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I.ve been positive for 12 years, 4 years ago I started monitoring my bloodwork after my lover past away. My T-cell count was between 200-300 4 yrs later they finally dropped to 178 since July then to 132, then finally to 93 currently. Despite my... Read more »