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What Are The Different Hiv Medications

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe virus from reproducing (making copies of itself). When HIV cannotreproduce, it cannot infect
Ask the Experts

Resensitization of HIV to different medications

Is there any official or unofficial protocol for resensitizing the virus to previously resistant medications. I have heard that a drug holiday can sometimes cause the wild type virus to proliferate and the resistant virus to die off. I have also...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
No, there is no such protocol. Remember that a person is infected with a 'swarm' of virus, not a single species, and there is an ongoing shift in the dominant species from the first moment of infection. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) interferes with... Read more »

the medical difference between HIV and AIDS

what is the medical difference between HIV and AIDS?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The term HIV is used to refer to the virus (HIV-1) that causes AIDS. Persons who are infected with the virus may remain healthy for some time after the initial infection. In fact, the average time between the initial infection and developing... Read more »

drugs and hiv medication

does the casual use of cocaine , meth , etc.slow down the hiv medication treatement ; ie. atripla ?the viral load reduction with atripla seemed to have slowed down during some weeks of drug use ....any knowledge of this ?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...There are few data available on the interaction between the HIV medications and drugs that are abused, e.g. cocaine and methamphetamine. Drug interactions with methadone have been studied extensively, Read more »

Party Drugs and HIV Medication

My partner (53 yo male) was tested positive in Jan with CD4 cell count below 200 and viral count over 100,000. He started the HIV medication since mid-Feb, containing a regimen of VIDEX EC, AZT and STOCRIN. He also needs to take TENOMIN, TELFAST and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...with increased risk to transmit and acquire drug resistant virus. Party drug use has also been associated with missing doses of HIV drugs. There is some safety concern about use of ectasy and GHB with efavirenz. Use of poppers and Viagra... Read more »
Articles
The Body

Introduction: Why Do We Need a New Class of HIV Medications?

...healthy immune system despite the low-level presence of HIV. In addition, researchers are always looking for combinations of HIV medications that can contain HIV for long periods of time despite this low-level presence. Once HIV is... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Read more »
The Body

Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

...to know the possible impact of obesity on the immune systems of our HIV-infected patients. Since the availability of potent HIV medications in the mid '90s, HIV-infected persons are less often suffering from wasting; rather, they're increasingly... Read more »
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long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »

rec drugs and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
salut! I have an ex who tested hiv + about 1.5 years ago. What troubles me is that he seems to be treating his body as if he does not have a serious disease. He uses ecstacy/cocain and now has tatooed his body. It almost seems like he has taken the... Read more »

Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed with HIV and based on my income, qualify for ADAP the funded plan to help low income people with their medications. This program will assist with my co-pays. The doctor at Kaiser suggested I enroll in the program. After... Read more »

Drugs for HIV contains ganja?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...,the urine test found out that he consumed ganja. I believe he did not take and i hope someone could tell me if there is any HIV drugs that contain ganja? Read more »