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What Drug Is Used To To Slow Production Of Hiv

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Drug Interactions

...a pill, the drug goes from the stomach to the intestine and then into the liver before circulating to the rest of the body. How Do Drugs Interact? The most common HIV drug interactions involve the liver. Several drugs slow down or speed up the action of liver enzymes. This can cause big changes in the blood levels of other drugs that use the same enzyme. A few drugs slow down the kidneys. This increases the blood levels of substances...
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PEP does not slow down antibody production

Is this statement correct. If I took a course of PEP and tested 12 week negative. Without HEP C coinfection etc on a 4th generation antibody test can I move on with my life? Or should I assume that PEP slows down antibody production, I assumed it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Canuck E-mail Bombarder,The current post-PEP HIV-screening guidelines recommend HIV-antibody testing at six weeks, three months and six months for a definitive result.Generally Read more »

Statins slow down production of antibodies?

Dr. Bob, Here is a question you never have answered! Can the taking of statins like zocor slow down the production of hiv anti-bodies? Took an hiv test at 3 months after high risk anal experience with another man, test was negative but was wondering...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Well actually I have answered this question before, and the answer has not changed. Zocor (or other statins) does not slow the production of HIV antibodies, alter the time course of the "window period" or affect the results of HIV... Read more »

T-1249 how can we help bring this product to faster approval in US?

Dr. Young,I have heard that t-1249, t-20's cousin is more potent in clinical trials? I was wondering what have you heard about this compound and also how can we help in bringing this hiv product to approval faster.And Dr. Young, this is for all the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...(believe me, there is considerable financial pressure to do so), much has to do with how quickly studies are enrolled-- often the slow and variable step in clinical trials. So, my soapbox says that from the public's point of view, encourage... Read more »

Help with Metimucil question from May 10

To the person who asked about Metamucil drug absorption, I believe that the psyllium in the product absorbs the meds and prevents or at least slows down the medication breakdown and therefore effects the drugs absortion. You should wait 2 hours...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...reference for that. I am unaware of any data on that matter. I have had numerous patients take Metamucil while on various HIV meds and have not observed any loss of efficacy. Thanks for posting your concern. kH Read more »
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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Read more »
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Children and HIV

...their bodies. This affects the amount of medication available. Children have a very high rate of metabolism. This gradually slows as they mature. The liver processes drugs and removes them from the body. It takes several years to mature. As it... Read more »
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Combination Medications

...What Are Combination Medications? Combination medications are pills or tablets that contain more than one medication to fight HIV. They are listed in the tables below. Pharmaceutical companies have been working hard to make their medications... Read more »
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...power of prevention directly in women's hands. After a period of optimism about the development of an HIV vaccine, research has slowed. The virus presents several obstacles to vaccine development. At this point it is not clear when a vaccine... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is there anywhere I can read about the effect of PEP on the anti-body test. Some doctors seem to think it slows down the production of detectable antibodies if the virus survives. Anyone found anything on this? Read more »