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What Medication Can Be Used To Treat AIDS

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Using Cancer Drugs to Treat HIV

I have heard that there is a study out of the University of Minnesota has used two Cancer Drugs , decitabine and gemcitabine to effectively Force the Virus to Mutate itself to death. The article said. Ha there been any more information on this? ...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...together. They take advantage of a feature of HIV that has been one of its strongest weapons (its' ability to mutate to escape treatment) and turns it against the virus. The meds seem to make the virus hypermutate so that it cannot survive.The... Read more »

treating reflux v. HIV medication

Hello Doctor, greetings from AfricaPositive since 99, now on second regime from Nov.05:... Read more »

What is the best drug to treat trigeminal neuralgia with hiv meds?

I had bouts of trigeminal neuralgia for the last year. My MRI is normal and I am taking Videx ec,... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Developing Countries Face Shortage of Medical Workers Trained to Treat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Reuters Reports

...tests, HIV/AIDS advocate Loon Gangte said. Gangte added that the challenge of obtaining care leads some patients to abandon treatment. According to Reuters, India has a significant shortage of medical workers, with one nurse for every 1,000... Read more »
International AIDS Society

New Global Report Launched by the International AIDS Society Recommends a New Paradigm for Treating Injecting Drug Users: "Seek, Test, Treat and Retain"

...launched today at the XVIII International AIDS conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model for scaling up treatment and prevention of HIV amongst Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). The report, "Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Zimbabwean Clinic's Efforts to Treat HIV/AIDS Patients With Antiretroviral Drugs

...The clinic aims to treat 1,500 HIV-positive people with antiretroviral drugs over the next five years. Although the clinic treats patients with drugs purchased by the health ministry and MSF, drugs purchased by the U.S. government have yet to... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat HIV, AIDS

...The Food and Drug Administration has approved efavirenz, a new drug, to treat HIV and AIDS in children and adults. Efavirenz, in combination with other antiretroviral agents, was approved to treat HIV-1 Read more »
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As a medical student what should I know about you?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and AIDS related dementia etc. But thats all stuff I can look up in a book. I would like to know is from the prospective of HIV positive patients what do I need to know to about how to give my future patients the best of care? Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

HIV------AIDS???????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...DEVELOPE AIDS ... WELL MY QUESTION IS LET SAY HAD HIV AND DIDNT EVEN KNOW AND THEN I GOT AIDS BECAUSE I DIDNT DO ANY MEDICAL TREATMENT FROM HIV BECAUSE I DIDNT KNOW. HOW WOULD I KNOW I HAVE AIDS??? HOW LONG DOES HIV TAKE TO BECOME AIDS... Read more »

HIV/AIDS and CAM

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...HIV/AIDS and CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) by Bradford McIntyre Initially, there were no drugs available to treat HIV/AIDS, but substantial numbers of infected individuals collaborated, shared experiences and found an alternative... Read more »