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Entry Inhibitors: The Ups and Downs of Drug Development

I have been an AIDS activist since 1986 but just when I thought I'd seen it all, the seesaw phenomenon that is drug development caught me off-balance again. Entry inhibitors (EIs) have made HIV drug development an even more dangerous roller coaster r...

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Virtual Monotherapy: Can It Be Avoided in Clinical Trials?

Twenty years ago, participating in a clinical trial was usually the only way to access an experimental HIV drug. Doctors who kept up with new developments worked hard to get their patients on drugs as soon as they became available. Unfortunately, man...

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New Drugs From Old Classes

A number of new drugs from existing classes are being studied. Here's a brief rundown of drugs that have started trials in people:

Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs)

Amdoxovir (DAPD): Early results from an ongoing Phase II s...

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Potential New Drug Options for People With Multidrug Resistance

Activists have long pushed for clinical trials that combine two new drugs for people who have no active agents, and one company, Tibotec, has recently begun the first such trials, of a protease inhibitor, darunavir (TMC 114), and an NNRTI, etravirine...

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Personal Stories

Resisting Resistance: A Long-Term Survivor's Search for a Regimen That Works

In a little over four months I will turn fifty. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 I never dreamed I'd reach forty. I've survived a long battle with HIV, and it has not been easy. It's taken a concentrated and impassioned effort to gain every piec...

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Aptivus (Tipranavir): An In-Depth Look

(In the Fall of 2003, ACRIA Update's "Drugs! Drugs! Drugs!" issue gave an overview of all the FDA-approved HIV drugs. Since that issue, one new HIV drug has been approved. We present it here for those wishing to add it to that issue, which is avail...

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No Turning Back: HIV and Gay Male Sexuality

A recent documentary film, Gay Sex in the '70s, covers "the sexually explosive 12-year period (1969-1981) between Stonewall and the onset of AIDS" and leads to two related questions: How has gay male sexuality changed as a result of the HIV epidemic?...

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Personal Stories

HIV Helped Me Rediscover Life: A Gay Man of Color Tells His Story

It was the summer of 1982 and I was watching the evening news at a friend's home in the Bronx. The anchorman, with some alarm in his voice, walked us through some disturbing images of intravenous drug users and gay white men who were believed to be t...

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Viewpoints

How I Joined the Sex Police

As a gay man coming of age in the '70s, sex clubs and public sex spaces were an important part of my sexuality. But I maintained a difficult love/hate relationship with these spaces. While they provided near-instant gratification at almost any time o...

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"Sex Is What We Do"

Having made the journey from being diagnosed with HIV and hepatitis C, coming out of jail, entering a therapeutic community, and detoxing from methadone, it is truly a blessing to address a topic dear to my heart: helping women with HIV find a health...