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Herbal Treatment For Baby Or Close Contact Has Hiv Aids
Here's a review: The government agency that put this out has stayed above politics and this information matches my own knowledge. It outlines the categories of medications. If one is compliant with one's HIV regimen, it is remarkably effective -- infection used to mean certain death, but now people seem to have a normal life span and only the unpleasantness of medication side effects. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) zidovudine: The earliest effective treatment (early 1980s) was sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim®) to prevent Pneumocysts pneumonia in people with advanced immune deficiency. The first anti-HIV drug was zidovudine, originally called azidothymidine or AZT, which became available in the late 1980s. Used alone, it slowed HIV progression and sometimes improved AIDS dementia, but only a little and not for long. ...Read more
What to do with high-intensity anti-retroviral therapy for hiv/aids; which combination is most effective?
All are effective: All currently available highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) are effective if taken with 100% adherence. These days, all of the combination therapies are effective, whether they are in a single tablet or 3 separate medications taken together. The choice of which one is the right one for you is a conversation for you to have with your medical provider as it may depend on many factors. ...Read more
Not close yet, IMHO: I would love to be optimistic and say that we will have a cure soon, but i think the researchers are still missing a key understanding of how HIV and/or how our immune system works or is affected by hiv. Understanding these issues will give us more information on how to combat hiv, likely via vaccination so that we can stimulate our own immune system to recognize and kill HIV everywhere in body. ...Read more
No HIV cure.: But the good news is that HIV is a medical condition that has effective treatment. People can live with HIV like other chronic medical problems. If your doctor has prescribed art, be sure to take as instructed. If you miss dosages, this can lead to drug resistance and make treatment more difficult ...Read more
Are donor cells that lack a receptor (ccr5) the key to a cure for hiv/aids? What do oncologists think?
Doctor please i want to know wether if it is possible for a man to contact HIV aids even though if he is using condom during the act?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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