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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...beginning to sort out the condition, it is still not well understood. It's not clear who will more likely experience IRIS, though it most often occurs in people with severely damaged immune systems shortly after they start taking HIV therapy. More study needs to tease out its risk factors and to find screening tools to help predict and manage the condition. The symptoms are also found in HIV-negative people. However, this publication...
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gene therapy for hiv treatment

Hi Dr Keith,l am hiv positve and just started meds 2 months ago my cd4 was 300 and viroal load 45,000 and percentage was l feel better now l am on the meds truvada and nivermine, but l keep reading about gene therapy as a new form of treatment for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Too early to comment whether gene therapy will ever be an available, affordable, effective HIV therapy. Has only been used in very select research settings so far. For the immediate future (next 2-5 years) effective antiretroviral Read more »

lastest hiv treatment gene therapies

Hi Dr Keith, you are our shining light please keep up the great work you do for people with hiv,Dr Can you please explain to me the difference between HIV drug and gene therapies? Which is more effective for those living with HIV? And are they both...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...whether various gene therapy approaches will have wide applicability. Gene therapy is also likely to be very expensive. Current HIV therapy is highly effective in most patients with cost as low as a dollar a day when generics are used so it... Read more »

Gene Therapy trial for HIV starting soon

Hi Dr Keith, please keep up the great work you do for hivers....l live in sydney and have been hiv positive for 6 years my age now is 37 years old,l have put my hand up for a new phase gene therapy trail starting at st vincents hospital...The person...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...of gene therapy for HIV infection has any proven long term safety and efficacy data. Interest is high conceptually. Current HIV therapy in resource rich areas is generally highly effective and tolerable. I would review the consent form for the... Read more »

Research

Dear Forum Experts,A friend of mine has been asked to join a Research Group.These are the options for him to choose between.Kindly give us your comments on what to choose:1.Kaletra+ 2 Nucleoside anagolues2.Reyataz+Norvir+ 2 Nucloeside...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...I assume this is for those who have not previously received HIV therapy. This seems to be a great study. The three study arms are each potent and commonly used combinations. There are other important Read more »
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ICAAC 2007: Key HIV Research on First-Line Therapy

...Sept. 20 in Chicago, Ill. I'm Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director of The Body PRO, and I'm here with two of the top HIV clinician/researchers in the United States. First up will be Dr. Cal Cohen , Research Director of Community Research... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Compare Different Antiretroviral Combination Therapies' Ability to Suppress Viral Loads in Patients on Initial Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

...among 753 people enrolled in NIH 's AIDS Clinical Trials Group at 55 centers (Heinrichs, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review , 5/15). Researchers found that at week 96 of the study, 89% of the participants taking the combination of efavirenz and two... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase I Clinical Trial of Experimental Gene Therapy to Treat HIV Shows Encouraging Results, Researchers Say

...News ( BBC News , 11/6). The introduction of the RNA molecule in laboratory settings also has been shown to be an effective HIV therapy in treatment-naive cells, according to June. The researchers found that the treatment stabilized or... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Clinically Clueless: Keystone Group Addresses Crisis in Post-Marketing Treatment Research and Access to FDA-Approved Therapies

...Al Gore, the Keystone Center convened a national policy dialogue on the establishment of clinical effectiveness research of HIV therapies. TAG policy director Mark Harrington was asked to participate in this dialogue, and wrote the following... Read more »
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Kill HIV with Photopheresis, Ultra-Violet Blood Irradiation (UBI) Therapies?

Posted by Jon316, 1 Reply
...Flu, etc. So, why isn't this therapy recommended by doctors for people living with HIV and why aren't our doctors promoting research? It's also reasonably priced, painless, and easy to perform. Would this help HIV patients if it was performed... Read more »

New Research Study for NYC HIV+ Men

Posted by ProjectACE
...Im just here to spread the word about a new Research study in the NYC area. This study looks at HIV+ mens use of drugs and medication. This is a great way to help the community. Read more »

New HIV therapy shows promise

Posted by losing_it, 1 Reply
...Saw this on cnn today..... WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers may finally be on track to fight the AIDS virus by blocking a long-elusive target, an HIV enzyme called integrase. An experimental Read more »

Writing a research paper

Posted by acdodson, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am a student in a Marriage and Family Therapy program. I am currently writing a research paper about both HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay men and what it's like to date in our society. My brother is gay, and he is Read more »