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What Are Successful Drugs In AIDS Treatment

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

Lack of Antiretroviral Drugs Hinders Success of HIV/AIDS Treatment Programs in Africa

A lack of antiretroviral drugs is the "biggest" problem facing HIV/AIDS treatment programs in Africa, according to Robert Colebunders, a Belgian researcher at Uganda's Infectious Disease Institute at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, the Chicago Tribune ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Touts Successful Tests on New Anti-AIDS Drug

Yesterday, U.S.-based pharmaceutical maker Pfizer reported encouraging results from a 48-week study of its HIV drug Selzentry (maraviroc). Approved in August by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Selzentry is the first drug in a new class, CCR5... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American Foundation for AIDS Research: HIV Treatment-Experienced Patients Set High Standards for Therapy Success

Multiple-drug-resistant virus is a growing concern in HIV treatment. A survey commissioned by the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) found that patients who have failed at least two HIV drug regimens continue to have high standards for... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CD4 count dropping after years of successful treatment

Hi there. I am a long time survivor of HIV, likely having been infected in about 1982 and tested positive in 1986. I suffered severe PCP in 1995 with a CD4 count of 30. It was only after then that I began any kind of drug regimen. At first,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi Mark and thanks for posting.Since your viral load remains undetectable, we can assume that you don't have any issues with new drug resistance.Similarly, as your CD4 percentage remains stable, this suggests that the primary problem is that... Read more »

Successful treatment with an OMT program

I am a methadone provider and I am working with an active late stage AIDS patient. She has struggled with abstinance but is hanging in there with both anti-viral treatment and the methadone program. I know that her methadone levels have dropped...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
We are involved in a directly observed therapy program where we give methadone and HIV medications together in community pharmacies. It is clear than NNRTIs cause methadone levels to decrease and require an increase in methadone dosing of about 25%... Read more »

what happens if treatment not successful

what options are available if the treatment of the weekly needle and pills are not successful?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are medication options that still could be available. This all depends on what HIV medications you have already been exposed to and what medications your virus is resistant to.... Read more »

Treatment Success!..Complera update.

HI Drs..I had a variety of questions relating to starting meds for the first time after 13 years HIV+ and having low neutrophil counts..Well, I am so glad I made the decision to start ART...on commencement CD4 = 600 VL = 27 000 and neutrophils =...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi there and great to back from you.I'm terrifically happy to hear that you started, have no side effects and have improving lab tests.We're always happy to know that the Forum is helpful.Thanks for sharing and stay in touch,BY... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Success and happiness are NOT allowed

Posted by Lovinlife, 4 Replies
I previously tried to put up a post asking people to share anything positive or good that is going on in their life. I think it's just as important to see as the posts about people's struggles.

I got shot down in a very mean fashion for my post.

If as... Read more »

A success story

Posted by Blixer, 9 Replies
I know that HIV and HIV with meds is far from a walk in the park. I know that there are still bad things that happen. But I also know there are some very bright spots. I saw this on the John Hopkins HIV site posted yesterday and thought it... Read more »

HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

Posted by bradford
HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

From the time I was told I had six months to live by an AIDS specialist in 1985, I learned from other people infected with HIV and included supplements and complementary therapies. These kept me healthy and were... Read more »