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Role Of Community Pharmacies In Relation To Hiv Prevention And Drug

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Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

Table of Contents New Ideas, New Drugs FDA Regulation and Clinical Trials Clinical Trial Safety Promoting Diversity in Clinical Trials Conducting Clinical Trials (Phases 1-4) Final Thoughts Almost 20 years have passed since Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT, ZDV) was approved as the first treatment for HIV. During that time, researchers have developed close to 30 HIV drugs, an amazing accomplishment. The drug approval process starts with...
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HIV medications and Mail order pharmacies

New York State recently passed the "NYS anti mandatory mail order law" which prevents health insurance companies from forcing patients to use mail order pharmacies for maintenance medications. I've recently heard rumors that they are...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I'm not aware of any states other than NY that have prohibited forcing patients to purchase their medications through mail order pharmacies, and I didn't find any evidence there is a concerted effort to amend that law. However, I'm... Read more »

acyclovir as a preventative for AID related lymphoma

In one of your recent lymphoma Q&A's you said that there is no evidence that acyclovir will help in treating Hodgkins Disease. I've recently read a study done at the University of Toronto (published this year) which found a...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask an excellent question. Most of what you say is precisely on target. The University of Toronto study (Clinical Infectious Diseases 2000;30:757) did indeed show that long-term administration of high-dose acyclovir may prevent... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 2 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2009)

Thanks for your quick response. I have to disagree too on one point. You said that HIV is 100% preventable which is correct but it ignores the nature of human beings. Let me explain. Many actually know the ways of transmission but this leads not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry, I have to disagree with your disagreement!The statement that HIV is 100% preventable is completely true and has nothing to do with human nature! It's just a scientific fact that we could prevent all (or essentially all) HIV... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 3 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2010)

Thanks again. I understand your difficulties in managing a prevention forum since your objective is to put more fear on the disease to lower further infections but the general and widespread opinion of doctors and researchers is that HIV is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Dude, you're spending way too much time on this site and arguing with the wrong guy. Generally you and I agree on most things. It's just that I have the perspective of being HIV infected since January 1991 plus the experience of being... Read more »
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HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary

As an individual living with HIV for 20 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and discrimination for nearly a decade now. I believe there is a serious problem stemming from the lack of... Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Common anti-convulsant drug may help slow the progression of dementia
Researchers have found that a common anticonvulsant drug improved cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work!
Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS?

Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention... Read more »

HIV Prevention Program Assistant D.C

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Assist senior prevention team members in carrying out activities in the CDC-funded program to provide technical assistance and conduct policy analysis on state HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Full description at: www.nastad.org.
Washington , District... Read more »