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What are the current treatments for hiv/aids? How effective are they?

What are the current treatments for hiv/aids? How effective are they?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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What is the best alternative therapy for hiv/aids to boost body immunity?

What is the best alternative therapy for hiv/aids to boost body immunity?

As an adjunct: I would not look to alternative medicine as a solo treatment for the treatment of hiv/aids. Western treatments are clearly superior. However, with that said, acupuncture can be used successfully to boost immunity and one's reserves (using major energy moving treatments). ...Read more

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What were the first treatments and medications used for hiv/aids?

What were the first treatments and medications used for hiv/aids?

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

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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

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What treatments are there for hiv/aids?

Complicated: See the information on the following website: uncohttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3299076 ...Read more

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Are we getting close to a cure for hiv/aids?

Are we getting close to a cure for hiv/aids?

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

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Is there truly cure yet on hiv/ aids. I want to get off this bond of art.

Is there truly cure yet on hiv/ aids. I want to get off this bond of art.

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

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Are donor cells that lack a receptor (ccr5) the key to a cure for hiv/aids? What do oncologists think?

Are donor cells that lack a receptor (ccr5) the key to a cure for hiv/aids? What do oncologists think?

One case: There has been only a single case of a cure, in which a person with HIV received a bone marrow transplant from a donor with variant ccr5 receptor that confers resistance to hiv. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more