Aids drugs research

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Avatar m tn Well, it seems like there is no other cause than genes to this (probably), but since I really dont like being this underweight, are there any drugs that could help me gain weight (in other words eat more/ slow metabolism). Like some steroids or something? Again, I have tried the "eat more" thing, but it doesnt seem to work very well. At first I do gain weight, but I get pretty bad diarrhea ETC. from eating too much.
1583549 tn?1308749462 Do you have insurance or a way of paying for treatment? If so and the condition of your liver is good enough that you can afford to wait, I would wait until the new drugs are available. It is looking pretty good that tela and boce will be approved by mid year (we never know for sure of course). You give up a lot of control and input about your treatment when you are part of a trial.
1225178 tn?1318980604 I know somebody posted where to go to find out about the research that is going on, and what clinical trials we may be able to get into... but my brain isn't working today and I can't find the post. Somebody please give me that web site. I'd really appreciate it.
Avatar m tn As I continue to research more and more for a brief undergraduate class, and this forum has helped significantly, I was wondering, as I read so much online material (some not so up-to-date), what is classified as a significant ARS (Acute Retroviral Symptoms) timeline? Does anyone have legit info. or websites that deal with the timeline of the HIV/AIDS onset to diagnosis? I have seen that seems a legit source.
Avatar m tn 10 to 15 years ago, HIV/Aids was considered to be a deadly condition. But in 2021, it is not addressed the same way. And, according to a new research article they confirm that patients who have the virus can marry and even have children. And, they mention that untraceable level of the virus is equal to untransmissible status. Further, when I was going through some articles, I read there are 2 cases of complete cure of HIV as well.
Avatar f tn t take them he has a huge outbreak immediately - is it because these drugs prevent one from building up enough antibodies? i think these drugs just make you dependant on them for a lifetime. when i tested for it 6 years ago i already had a very 'high' number of antibodies without ever having had an outbreak. my dr told me that this high # meant i already had the virus for quite some time and the # of antibodies will increase even further in time.
Avatar f tn Greetings doctor I am actually doing a research paper on HIV for school and with so much info online from one end of the spectrum to the other I figure I would ask a specialist directly a few questions so here it goes... 1-with testing now a days would you consider 6-8 weeks conclusive? 2-do you believe rapid tests are just as reliable as lab based? 3-do you feel oral rapid tests are just as good as blood? 4-what are the most common symptoms you see with onset of HIV?
1712993 tn?1308491982 There is not enough conclusive research that has been done on the after effects of drugs. You should see your doctor, explain your situation and get tested. Best of luck.
222369 tn?1274474635 I've seen a lot of people lately taking drugs to get off drugs. It runs the gambit from simple muscle relaxers and anti-seizure medications such as Neurontin, to much more troubling medications such as Z-drugs (Ambien and Lunesta), benzos, and even marijuana or alcohol. It's a very understandable thought process that makes us seek anything that will help us get through the perceived horrors of withdrawal.
Avatar m tn Why is it they give HIV patients a PI drug to keep the aids virus in remission but not HVC patients.Isnt this form of maintence? .I think they should be giving it to people who have HVC and did not respond to the PI drugs because what else is left?...Maybe one day they will use the PI as maintenance for the ones who dont respond to SOC and PI drugs.Ive heard of aids people liiving a lot longer now because of the PI`s too.Some are with aids for 25 years and still doing ok.
148588 tn?1465778809 At $1,000-per-pill, Sovaldi is priced 1,100% more than Gilead’s most expensive AIDS drug, Stribild, its four-in-one AIDS drug combination, which was priced at $80 per pill a year ago when it came to market,” said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “At that time, Stribild’s price was 35% more than Atripla, the company’s best selling combination HIV/AIDS treatment, and made Stribild the highest priced first-line combination AIDS therapy.
Avatar f tn How does one research the results of phase1 clinical trials on a new drug? If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate hearing them. thanks!
Avatar f tn I'll be completely honest, I hate being on the DMD. I would prefer a holistic approach myself, but I feel there's too much to lose on this one. Plus there are a lot of ways to still include the holistic approach with the DMD such as diet, acupuncute, ect. I try the natural remedies when I can, but like I said I'm too scared not to be on the DMD. I would say atleast try them before you get scared of them.
Avatar n tn Un necessary net surfing by non medical people for medical information is sometime misunderstood because we are not qualified medical professionals. Believe your wife what she said. If her HIV test is negative, by no means it can be considered at a "precursor" to AIDS, because for progression of HIV into AIDS, one must have HIV virus and its antibodies present in his/her serum.
Avatar n tn if someone has been cleane off drugs for 5 months ,can you take the suboxon ,what are the side effects and how do you get the suboxon ,and how do does someone go about getting the these pills.
Avatar f tn I mean part of me thinks that if it were this easy to transmit you would hear about people catching it with noe sex/drugs etc right?
Avatar m tn I recently had sexual relations with a prostitute in Thailand, condom was used, no kissing or oral was involved, however there was blood found on the sheets afterwards, i have been checked and been given the all clear but am on anti viral drugs to be sure (combin 300) What are the the chances that this can be transferred to another partner with such a low chance of contracting the virus? Is there a a possibility that this could happen.
415684 tn?1257329318 Who knows. I think we are all in clinical trials considering how little they know even about approved drugs. I started drinking ginger tea for nausea as Marty recommended and it did work for mild nausea. I know there are some other benefits also, but my brain can't pull them out right now. I would keep looking into that essiac tea. I may be wrong (I often am lately since I can't remember a thing!) but I think I just read something about that.
Avatar f tn Hey guys, I was just doing a little research and wondered if any of you guys have any input.I have certainly learned that some of the best hep c information I have ever gotten has came from right here.Certainly the doctor has been the least informative.Thought I would die when he told me he hoped I had learned a great deal from him.This entire time I been thinking he is guinne pigging on my husband and he thinks he is educating me.Thanks in advance for all your input. 1.
Avatar f tn Hi,thanks for the response. I have multiple problems right now and that is one I do not want to address at the moment. I actually can't get more than 5 hours sleep with any drug, but that is much more than without!!! Your email helps me put that on the back burner until I find out what else is going with me. Plus, I go to pain management and have an injection about once a year for my bad back. Have you tried that?
Avatar f tn Some are just old drugs with a new name because the patent ran out. Psych drugs are now in pain meds, stop smoking drugs; drugs for PMS are just prozac with a new name, even birth control pills. They are brain disabaling and work on the frontal lobe to turn you into an over weight zombie (chemical lobotomy). These psych drugs can cause Tardive Dyskinesia and are very difficult to get off of and may cause permanent brain damage.
Avatar f tn not easy to do. but 8 kinds wow!! always be aware and research your meds before the dr puts you on something. drs are happy go lucky with meds when all you can do is either take them or research them. i have something to share with you if interested about a supplement our bodies need and it is amazing. let me know good luck!
1032715 tn?1315984234 Yes preventative research in this area is crucial. Clearly there is a genetic basis to this and there should be further means to understand and prevent alcoholism and substance abuse in general. There is ongoing research as regards preventative vaccines for specific forms of substance abuse but as with all research it will take a while for safe and effective treatments to be available as it is in its early stages:
Avatar f tn He did tell me that the most promising drug companies in his opinion were BMS and Abbott as they were experienced in treating AIDS and were now transferring their knowledge to HCV. He said they won't be splitting up their drugs to use with other company drugs and that a few companies would offer all three classes and that's what you will go with-one company.
Avatar n tn I'm 52 with VL 80 mil, normal liver functions [ALT, AST] and biopsy, in immune tolerance phase [?]. I was suggested to start Baraclude because of age, got some severe side effects but continue on now for 16 months. VL. were down to 3,000 before rebounding to 12,000. and start adding on tenofovir. I think this whole things of early general prevention could not be right. Monitoring should be better since I'm 52 and still ok.