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Severe Blastomycosis Tnf Inhibitors

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Protease Inhibitors in Development

Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 460 : attachment and fusion inhibitors Fact Sheet 470 : new classes of antiretroviral...
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TNF blockers and window period

Dear Dr. Bob,At the outset, thank you for your advocacy and for your foundation. Many of us would like to donate resources, but often are unsure of precisely how our donations will be used. Your involvement encourages us to become involved, too.I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,TNF (tumor necrosis factor) blockers do not affect HIV test results. While it is true that TNF and TNF blockers are involved with the body's immune response, Read more »

SEVERE ITCHING from ATRIPLA?

Hello,I tested positive back in 2001 last month my t-cells dropped below 300, to their lowest level in 6 years. Decided it was time to start meds, and 14 days ago, I took my first dose of Atripla. The first 10 days were great! No side effects at...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
I have great compassion for what you are going through. Unfortunately, what to do next is a judgement call that is best made by you and your provider. You are correct that you want to make sure that the rash is not from something else, such as... Read more »

wasting from TNF

Nelson!is there such a thing as TNF inhibitors?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Yes, actually Dr Kotler in NYC is doing a study with TNF (Tumor necrosis factor) inhibitors and lipodystrophy. High TNF levels have been implicated in fat cell death in lipoatrophy and with wasting syndrome. Read more »

Merits of low versus high TNF Alpha levels

Dear Dr. Boyle,Greetings from a former attorney to a former attorney!I am treatment naive, CD4 count being 600. I have very low TNF Alpha (a level of 3, with normal being less than 20). Is this a good or bad thing? Do high levels of TNF Alpha...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...TNF Alpha is an indicator of inflammation and has been associated with active HIV disease and, in some studies, lipodystrophy. Generally Read more »
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Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors in Development Drugs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse... Read more »
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Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors NNRTIs in Development NNRTIs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nucleoside Analogs (Nukes) in Development Nukes No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside... Read more »
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Immune Therapies in Development

...increase CD4 cell counts in people whose viral load has been controlled by ART. It also reduces some markers of inflammation. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha ) is an immune system protein that is over-produced in immune disorders.... Read more »
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Severe Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How severe are the symptoms of HIV when you first say contract the virus and how severe aree they say after 5 years with the virus ? Read more »

severe itching

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...having severe itching and allergic reaction to all bug bites my skin has became very acne like get painful fluid filled bumps around ears. Read more »

severly stressed!

Posted by mike2007, 4 Replies
...the encounter, I began to feel fatigued. On the 4th day from the night of our encounter, I got a fever of 100.3 degrees and severe soaking night sweats. The fever lasted a few days and went away, but the night sweats have not let up. 12 nights... Read more »

How long and how severe can seroconversion be?

Posted by rufenough, 3 Replies
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I had possible exposure to HIV in early March, in fact I contracted Gonarhea and it was this that got me concerned. After I had the Gonerhea treated (with antiobiotics) I felt fine for about 3 or 4 days....but... Read more »