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The Use Of Antiretrovirals Compared To Nothing

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Compares Antiretroviral Treatments Among HIV-Positive Mothers Who Received Nevirapine During Labor

A recent review of a clinical study funded by NIH comparing antiretroviral treatment regimens that contained either nevirapine or ritonavir-boosted lopinavir found that ritonavir/ lopinavir is more effective than nevirpaine among HIV-positive women... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Treatment as Prevention Compared With Circumcision, Antiretroviral Therapy

In a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Till Barnighausen, David Bloom, and Salal Humair of the Harvard School of Public Health examine "whether [HIV treatment as prevention (TasP)] is indeed a game... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Questions and Answers: A Large International HIV/AIDS Study Comparing Two Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (The SMART Study)

The related SMART study news release can be found here . What is the SMART Trial? The Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (SMART) trial is a large international trial designed to determine which of two distinct HIV treatment... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Two HAART treatments compared

I've been positive and healthy for 3 years, but my latest blood test shows it's time to start HAART. I got tested for HLA-B 5701 hypersensitivity to Abacavir, and results are that I can take it.My doctor told me she was going to give me 2...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There are a number of very good treatment options for HIV and the differences between the most popular of these regimens is based on pill count, dosing frequency, potential side effects, and cost.With several fairly equally potent options it is... Read more »

Prevalence of antiretroviral therapy in the U.S.A. / transmission risk

Dr. Frascino,First let me say that I admire the work you do in educating the public on this issue.I have a twofold question for you concerning the real probability of becoming infected with HIV via a single heterosexual encounter. This question is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,When effective combination antiretroviral therapy is used consistently and drives the plasma HIV viral load to undetectable levels for at least six months, it is indeed true that the risk of HIV transmission is significantly decreased; however,... Read more »

question regarding novel class of antiretrovirals

hey bob,i really admire ur work here and i'm happy to see that HIV is becoming more and more "acceptable" in our society.i know this is not the place to ask the question but u're really cool and seem to know what u're...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well I'm not sure I agree with your premise that HIV is becoming more "acceptable" in our society, even though there are today 40 million of us living with the virus. But that's a discussion for another time.Regarding the... Read more »

Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us... Read more »
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Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »

"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral) drive

Originally, it seemingly appeared that anyone infected with HIV would progress to disease and die. This has long since been realized to no longer be true. We have individuals all over the... Read more »

conducting research

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing my MA dissertation that is a comparative study (US and UK) on heterosexual women and their vulnerability to and prevention from and HIV/AIDS infections. I am looking at influential factors such as soci-economics,... Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 23 - The combination of the antiretroviral agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators report.

Dr. Desmond... Read more »