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What Do Hiv Drugs Do?

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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

ingredients in hiv drugs

Are there any other drug in hiv meds. that causes fat loss?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have seen no evidence that any of the filler chemicals in HIV medications contributes to fat loss (lipoatrophy). KH Read more »

Patient turned HIV negative after HIV drugs

A couple zi am counseling in their mid 50's recently started a relationship. The man is HIV negative but the female aquired HIV from a previous HIV husband and says took HIV drugs more than 8 years ago and as of 8 years ago she has been HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not being truthful. Once someone has contracted HIV they are HIV positive for the duration of their life, even if they take HIV medications. For your couple in counseling the possibilities are:1.The HIV-positive woman may have been misdiagnosed... Read more »

propecia and hiv drugs

A quick question. In scanning your website, I saw some old postings from several years ago that indicated using propecia in conjunction with HIV drugs might cause problems. Is that still the curent thinking, or is it ok to use propecia/proscar...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Generally drugs like Propecia/Proscar can be safely (though still carefully)used with the major classes of HIV drugs (NNRTIs like Sustiva and protease inhibitors like Kaletra). I have had a number of patients take those drugs together without Read more »

HIV+, Will my lymph node swelling go down if I don't take HIV drugs?

I was recently diagnosed HIV+ (from a recent infection), and I'm experiencing acute HIV infection symptoms. Part of the symptoms are substantial swelling of lymph nodes in my neck which are obvious. I looked but didn't see this addressed...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...multiple operations to remove painful lymph nodes). And, believe it or not, in some patients lymph nodes grow in response to HIV drugs. This is because the HIV drugs are restoring these patients' immune system, and as their immune system is... Read more »
Articles
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HIV Drug Resistance

...Sequencing How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance Testing Avoiding Resistance What Is Resistance? HIV drugs are designed to keep your viral loadunder control by preventing the virus from reproducing (or making... Read more »
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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 »
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Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

... Table of Contents Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The Importance of Adherence Starting and Choosing HIV Drugs Barriers to Adherence for Women Overcoming Barriers Adherence Tips Finding Support Strong Drugs to Fight Read more »
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Getting HIV Drugs

...have a waiting list for ADAP. While in other states, the ADAP program is big enough to even cover some medical care and non-HIV medications such as those used to manage side effects. Medicaid Medicaid is a government-sponsored insurance... Read more »
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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 »

A Novel Class Of HIV Drugs - Some GOOD News!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.msnbc.com/news/715890.asp Clinical trials underway. Some are likely to be available THIS year. Some will be mass-produced within the next 1-2 years. More importantly, read on! So far, no side effects, easy regimen, great results! Read more »

MORE GREAT NEWS: A NOVEL CLASS OF HIV DRUGS - 2002

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.msnbc.com/news/715890.asp Clinical trials underway. Some are likely to be available THIS year. Some will be mass-produced within the next 1-2 years. More importantly, read on! So far, no side effects, easy regimen, great results! Read more »

Attitudes on HIV Drugs Revealed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Michael Carter Lipodystrophy too high a price for two years of extra life, say patients The majority of HIV-positive Californians would be prepared to have their life expectancy shortened by over two years if it meant avoiding the disfigurement of... Read more »