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What Do Fusion Inhibitors Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

... These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use against HIV. What Are Immune Therapies? Most HIV medications attack the virus to slow down its multiplication. Another approach to treating HIV infection is "defense", strengthening the immune response of people who are infected. This fact sheet describes new immune therapies. Immune-based therapies (IBTs) include various approaches to improve...
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mechanism of action of fusion inhibitors

how do fusion inhibitor act to treat HIV
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
...There's a ton of information on thebody.com that describes how fusion inhibitors work. You might want to also check out www.fuzeon.com.If you're more into graphics, check out the video link in this Read more »

ARV's

what are the ARV'S made up of and how do you classify them?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...they are used to manage HIV infection. The good news is that with so many options the majority of people can be effectively treated with a tolerable combination of medications.Best,Eric Read more »

skin rash with drugs

I have HIV for the last 17 years and have previous experience with multiple medications. Due a a recent concern regarding declinig CD4 [which is now 200] my medication was changed after resistance studies.Unfortunately, I have developed a florisskin...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...associated with a rash in sulfa allergic patients as you note. Etravirine has a relatively high rate of rashes as well (generally can treat through) so there are several drugs in the first regimen you mention that could have contributed to an... Read more »

HIV VL - Should I stop and wait for new drugs?

I Started to Duet study 3 and a half months ago.(drugs: TMC 114, Fuseon, Truvada, DDI (250), and 50/50 chance of getting tmc 125).I'm highly treated, but had never been on Fusion. Starting t-cells, 110, VL 125,000.After 2 months, I went...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...meds you send a resistance test and if possible include testing for resistance to T-20. This information may help you make treatment decisions in the future. If you are defined as a treatment failure in the current study you should eventually... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Recommended HIV Treatment Regimens

...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 a result of drug resistance. Isentress: an anti-HIV medication.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

... Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors in Development Drugs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets Read more »
The Well Project

Starting HIV Treatment

...It All Together First Things First When you and your health care provider decide the time is right for you tostart treatment, there are things you can do to set yourself up for success.The first step is to think positively. Having the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...with CD4 cell counts greater than 250 (includingpregnant women) and men with CD4 cell counts above 400 at the time of startingtreatment have a higher risk of serious liver damage. Careful dosing and livermonitoring is needed when starting... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...spread through contact with infected blood. Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV was transmitted through transfusions of... Read more »

Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
By Matthew Irwin, MD The author, a family practice physician in Washington, DC, reviews the evidence that has led him to the conclusion that the HIV=AIDS hypothesis is fundamentally flawed. Disagreement about HIV's role in causing AIDS has... Read more »

can anyone tell me

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
why does carolyn salisbury say you need to test up until 12 months and you guys say 3 months? She is on ask the expert board. please I need details to why Read more »

30 months ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Entire Site Articles/Fact Sheets Ask the Experts Conference Coverage Strategies for Treatment- Experienced HIVers Choosing Your Meds Drug Resistance and Staying Undetectable Fatigue and Anemia Fusion Inhibitors Read more »