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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Multidrug Resistance With Nelson Vergel

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on multidrug resistance, which took place on July 10, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The chat was moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by HIV treatment advocate Nelson Vergel. This...

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Why HIV Drug Resistance Matters: An Overview

When we talk about HIV treatment, the issue of resistance almost always comes up. HIV drug resistance can seem to be a hopelessly complicated topic. But having a basic understanding of what resistance is, what causes it, and how it's measured can hav...

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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat With Nelson Vergel on Issues for HIVers With Multi-Drug Resistance

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on issues for HIVers with multi-drug resistance, which took place on Feb. 16, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Roche and Trimeris, moderated by The Body's editorial...

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Resistance to Anti-HIV Medications

Also see parts one, three and four.

How Do HIV Meds Work in the Body?

When HIV multiplies inside an infected cell, it relies on proteins called enzymes. Whenever you see a word that ends with "-ase" you're probably looking at an enzyme. First, HIV ...

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Protein Primer

You've heard it said: Amino acids are the building blocks of life. More literally, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins -- and proteins are the walls, doors, monorails and kitchen sinks of life. A protein is made from a strand of amino aci...

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Double Protease Inhibitor Combinations

Abstract I-202. Safety and efficacy of a combination of ritonavir and saquinavir added to AZT + 3TC in HIV-infected patients. ANRS 069 Abstract I-203. A pilot study of saquinavir in combination with ritonavir and d4T in patients with advanced HIV...

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HIV Drug Resistance and Drug-Resistance Testing: Just the FAQs

What Is Drug Resistance? How Does HIV Drug Resistance Occur? How Do Mutations Occur Before Starting Therapy? How Do Mutations Occur During Therapy? What Factors Contribute to the Accumulation of Drug-Resistance Mutations During Therapy? D...

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HIV Drug Resistance and New Treatments: A Practical Understanding

The 2001 Body Positive Annual Conference, "HIV Drug Resistance and New Treatments: A Practical Understanding," took place on March 14, 2001 at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus. The morning session consisted of a panel of some of the top lea...

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Understanding HIV/AIDS Drug Resistance Assays

HIV/AIDS drug resistance is a frequent cause of HIV/AIDS medication failure and presents a major challenge for physicians as they try to effectively suppress viral load to an undetectable level. In the past, physicians have had limited guidance in se...

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Superinfection (Reinfection): New Study in San Francisco Offers Free Resistance and Viral Load Testing

A new study in San Francisco will try to find out if someone who already has HIV can be additionally infected with a different strain of HIV. Some experts doubt that such "superinfection" can occur -- but no one knows because cases would not be found...