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What Are The Two Methods Or Ways Hiv Drugs Work

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...patients. How Does Resistance Develop? HIV usually becomes resistant when it is not totally controlled by drugs someone is taking. However, more people are getting infected with HIV that is already resistant to one or more anti-HIV drugs. The more that HIV multiplies, the more mutations show up. These mutations happen by accident. The virus doesn't "figure out" which mutations will resist medications. Just one mutation can make HIV...
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Viral Load Blip/Drug Change/Working = Fatigue (BLIPS, 2009)

Dr. Frascino,First of all I have read many of your responses to various questions and I love the wit,and more importantly, the detail and the time you take in answering the questions. I have learned alot and I thank you. I just read the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Frascino Hi, Unfortunately no one can give you a definitive answer to your question. The reason is that the newer, more effective HIV medications haven't been around long enough for us to know! HIV is never really "dormant." Certainly you can... Read more »

My HIV MD discriminates because of my weight

I will like to first tell you about myself, I am 47, male and was diagnosed with AIDS a little over 3 years ago and I am currently on antivirals (Viramune, Truvada) and I also suffer from clinical depression and are on anti-depressents (Zoloft,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treating HIV disease.Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV?Some providers are conservative. They prefer "tried and true" methods. Others are more aggressive. They are willing to try new and experimental treatments. Some are optimistic by... Read more »

Just found out... (CHOOSING AN HIV SPECIALIST)

Well, doc, the feelings came and went and I got the nerve to test. It was positive... I don't know what to do now and I don't even know if I have long left cause of how bad I had the ARS and weight loss...I want to live... I want to live a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treating HIV disease. Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? Some providers are conservative. They prefer "tried and true" methods. Others are more aggressive. They are willing to try new and experimental treatments. Some are optimistic by... Read more »

Does a second hiv specialist opinion necessary?

Commendation for the excellent work you are doing.Please advise me if I need to get a second HIV specialist opinion since I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with HIV, my GP referred me to a HIV Specialist and she did some test right away. MY CD4 count was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treating HIV disease. Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? Some providers are conservative. They prefer "tried and true" methods. Others are more aggressive. They are willing to try new and experimental treatments. Some are optimistic by... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? There are four phases of human clinical trials. These apply to all drugs, not just drugs for HIV/AIDS. If the results from any phase of testing are not good enough, the company will stop developing the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...cities, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is often offered to victims of sexual assault or rape. This month-long treatment with HIV drugs reduces the likelihood of HIV infection substantially. It is currently only used on a regular basis for... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

... AIDS Drugs Assistance Program The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is funded by the federal government to help pay for HIV drugs for people who might not be able to afford them otherwise. Your local ADAP office can let you know which drugs... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...HIV disease. Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? Some providers are conservative. They prefer "tried and true" methods. Others are more aggressive. They are willing to try new and experimental treatments. Some are optimistic... Read more »
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hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" 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 Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...cannot effectively estimate it, not that you have no virus in your body. Relentlessly, year on year, the virus does its dirty work on the brain and nervous systems. HIV in the brain causes depression, for instance. Have you not noticed how... Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both... Read more »