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What Is The Drug Therapy Available For Treatment Of Hiv And Aids

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is...
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AIDS DEMENTIA...DRUGS AVAILABLE

I HAVE AIDS DEMENTIA AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT MEDICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO TREAT THIS IF ANY... I AM PRESENTLY ON LAMICTAL AS I AM BI POLAR BUT NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO RETARD THE DEMENTIA...SO MY QUESTION ISTHERE DRUG THERAPY AVAILABLE FOR US...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The good news is that an effective antiretroviral medication regimen can reverse many of the symptoms of HIV-associated dementia. Cognitive improvement is associated with HAART regimens that successfully reduce the viral load, especially with... Read more »

Waht treatments are available to boost immune response

Have been HIV+ for over 15 years and on triple drug therapy for the past 3 years and would like to know what treatments ie. drugs or natural sources, nutrition are available that will improve the immune system or response - reconstruct or help......
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
In conjunction with good HAART therapy the best things to do are what your mother would tell you to do: eat, sleep, work, play and exercise in moderation! To increase your CD4 cells, IL 2 seems to be having some effect. Ask your MD if there are any... Read more »

HIV drug availability and mailing *readers, please share your experiences

Hi,I am HIV positive and currently considering a work move that would mean relocation to another country, is there any comprehensive resource that shows what HIV treatments are available in which countries around the world?I was also curious to know...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I'm not aware of any single comprehensive list, but if you send us the name of the country or countries, I'm sure that we'll be able to find the information for you.As for sending medications from the US, it... Read more »

Drug therapy for HIV infected 18 month old?

PLEASE HELP!We have adopted 18 month old twins from Tanzania, Africa. The little girl is HIV+ and we need some advice as to whether we should be starting medication now or not, and if so - what medication to use. We are still living in Tanzania...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HiWhether your daughter is a candidate for HIV therapy depends predominantly on the strength of her immune system at present and whether she has any symptoms or signs of HIV disease. I am not sure where you are in Tanzania but there are ways to get... Read more »
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Changing drug therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been HIV+ for 12+ years and have never had a T4 count above 400 and have been as low as 128. I have never had any oportunistic infection or HIV related illness.
Current treatment includes Combivir & Crixivan. Current viral load 2043 and... Read more »

HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

Posted by bradford
HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

From the time I was told I had six months to live by an AIDS specialist in 1985, I learned from other people infected with HIV and included supplements and complementary therapies. These kept me healthy and were... Read more »

starting drug therapy

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all ! Im from sweden.I have hiv since one year. My cd4 cell is 500 and my virus is 100 000. My doctor don`t want to start treatment before my cd4 cell is below 200.
I have read that in USA they will start treatment earlier.
Please can someone give... Read more »

others using drug therapy in pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm 15 wks. pregnant and have been on abacavir,viracept and 3tc. I'm concerned about first trimester exposure and also about abacavir because it's been used so little in pregnancy. I'd like to connect with other women who have delivered or are... Read more »