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What Do Fusion Inhibitors Do In Treating Hiv Infections

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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Can HIV develop between two persons without HIV +ve?

If suppose one woman have unsafe sexual relation with two men and both of the men and woman are... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Treatment With Subcutaneous T-20, a Fusion Inhibitor, in HIV-Infected Patients: Patient Satisfaction and Impact on Activities of Daily Living

...suppression and the emergence of drug-resistant strains. The synthetic peptide T-20 is a novel antiretroviral agent that inhibits the fusion of HIV with target cell membranes. HIV-infected adults who had previously received T-20 in short-term (... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Recommended HIV Treatment Regimens

...more effective at controlling the virus. It also reduces the risk of drug resistance . The Approved Medications to Treat HIV Infection fact sheet lists the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved anti-HIV medications by class, generic and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...Overview Scope of the HIV Epidemic HIV Is a Retrovirus Replication Cycle of HIV Transmission of HIV Early Events in HIV Infection Course of HIV Infection HIV is Active in the Lymph Nodes Role of CD8+ T Cells Rapid... Read more »
Insight Medical Communications Inc.

Update on Antiretroviral Treatment Failure and the Management of Treatment-Experienced HIV-Infected Patients

...2002, using the cost-effectiveness of preventing AIDS complications (CEPAC) model, a widely utilized computer simulation of HIV disease. 9 Per-person survival gains were estimated to have increased from 2.8-3.5 months prior to HAART (1996) to... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via contaminated food ? When I was having lunch in the restaurant,... Read more »

HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are the more common ways to contract HIV ? has there been any recording of the Condom Breaking and the person has then contracted HIV ? Has there been any recording of a person sitting on a needle and then getting HIV ? will you know if you... Read more »