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An Overview of Aldesleukin (IL-2, Proleukin) Img

An Overview of Aldesleukin (IL-2, Proleukin)

What Is an Investigational Drug?

An investigational drug is one that is under study and is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the United States. Medical research studies are conducted to evaluate the safety and e...

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First Human (probably) cured

Im just to excited reading the news that in the UK a man was (probably) cured using vorinostat + Vaccine. As i recall, Panobinostat or romidhepsin is even more potent than vorinostat. Is this mean that we might have found the path to the cure? I shed...


All Stakeholders Must Be Engaged in HIV Cure Research, Webinar Says

Participating in an HIV cure trial is not an isolated event, but must be seen in the "landscape of engagement" -- the range of other issues the participant may be facing, such as discrimination or a lack of stable housing. Stakeholder participation i...

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Switching from Truvada+Tivicay to Dolutegravir Monotherapy

If I switch from Truvada+Tivicay to just Tivicay (50mg/day) would my viral load remain undetectable? I was infected 4 years ago, diagnosed 1 year ago, on Truvada+Tivicay since Nov 30, 2015. My viral load went from 38000 in November to 51 on January ...

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Congress Challenges FDA Blood Donor Deferral Policy

Members of the U.S. House and Senate have signed on to "Dear Colleague" letters to the FDA Commissioner asking him to lift the one-year blood donor deferral policy on men who have sex with men.

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Big fan! I read your answers on The Body pretty much every day or two. We now have the updated drugs from Gilead with TAF and in the next 2-4 years we may have injectable options. There is also the idea of 2-drug maintenance regimes and even possibly...

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DTG + 3TC bitherapy

Dear Doc. A biiiig thanks for your time and advice. I recently read about the bi-therapy approach with DTG+3TC (basically the Triumeq without ABC) and it seems promising, hopefully I can participate and start now in July in Spain). How long does this...

Dear FDA/ASRM: Allow Sperm Donation for Gay Men Img

Dear FDA/ASRM: Allow Sperm Donation for Gay Men

It's been 33 years since the U.S. first banned sperm donation from men who have sex with men, citing fears of HIV transmission. Now advocates are circulating a petition to have the ban removed.

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Can I Take Raltegravir once a Day ?

Hello I use Truvada Reyataz Ritonavir and Isentress. I Know raltegravir is twice but I Take it once With the others pills. So my plan is strong simple easy and effective. Me viral load has been undetectable for the last 12 years. Thanks for your opin...

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Cure for AIDS within 10 years?

Hi Ben, Hope u are well and in the pink of health! I read the latest discovery on genetic cure for AIDS by Temple University as very encouraging. For the very first time, scientists manage to remove HIV from our DNA (cells). This is a big leap to a p...