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Hiv Fusion Inhibitor Medication
Yes: The HIV mutates frequently, and when a mutation produces resistance to protease inhibitors this will allow that form of the virus to multiply over other forms which are sensitive. That is one of the reasons for a drug combination which makes single mutational changes less likely to be favorable to the virus. ...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
What would happen to someone that is coinfected with HIV and hypertits five months without medication?
Coming soon: In the us, there are some generic HIV drugs available, but generally not the ones we prefer to use. That will be changing in the next few years. Highly effective drugs like Efavirenz (brand name sustiva) will become available in generic form, which could lower the cost of therapy. ...Read more
Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to be transmitted in this venue. If you are concerned about a specific compound, rephrase the question. ...Read more
Best HAART: The best haart is that therapy that is guided by the individuals specific viral infection. We check for resistance mutations in a test called a genotype. We then tailor the medication regimen based on the genotype ; the fine detail on how the patient tolerates the drug ; if the virus becomes suppressed on the regimen. If the virus does not suppress we look for hidden mutations ; refine the tx. ...Read more
AIDS is treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) in order to suppress the levels of HIV in the body. There are 6 classes of HIV medication and the Department of Health and Human Services recommends starting treatment with at least 3 HIV drugs from 2 different classes. An example is Atripla which contains emtricitabine, efavirenz, and tenofovir 3-in-1 pill.
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YES!: When antiviral medications are taken in combinations and as prescribed with strict adherence to the regimens, these drugs can allow patients to live for decades with good quality lives. The drugs must be taken faithfully, and it is best not to have additional exposures to other strains of HIV (safe sex and no needle sharing). ...Read more
Still working on it: Not out yet, the medicine you are looking for ...Read more
Yes: There are very effective treatments available now but there are no cures. ...Read more
Take meds: Hiv can develop resistance by replicating (multiplying) when there are antiviral drugs present. The way to prevent this is to always maintain high enough drug levels to completely prevent replication. People who take their medications faithfully rarely develop resistance, as long as the drugs are chosen properly. ...Read more
No: With few exceptions, no major racial difference has been noticed. ...Read more
Call your physician: You need to determine, now, whether you are a candidate for emergency retroviral therapy. ...Read more
Orlistat stool chang:
No every body who takes orlistat has fatty stools, that how it works by blocking the absorption of fats
orlistat blocks the absorprtion of fats and fats are in the stools undigested and there is limited absorption. ...Read more
Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more
Yes, and no: Medically, the answer is yes. People often go from advanced stages of HIV disease to early, healthy stages with treatment. However, from the point of view of your state health department and the cdc, the answer is no. Your official HIV stage is always the lowest stage you've ever had, no matter how well you're doing now. But this is for reporting purposes only and has no medical significance. ...Read more
HIV Immunocompromise: The rate of deterioration in immune function and progression to AIDS depends on various factors and differs per individual. Current international and local clinical guidelines (e.g. WHO) advise that patients with HIV start treatment ASAP and not wait for immune deterioration or clinical signs of AIDS - immune function may not be fully restored if treatment delayed. Advise see family practitioner ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if a man is infected with HIV at 60 how long can he live with medications and good food?
Normal life span: People effectively treated with anti-hiv medications live as long and about as well as anyone else. ...Read more
Can you get HIV through non-penetrative sex both naked pre-cum from the female and she's on medication in which she's undectable.?
No: That sounds like a "no-risk" encounter.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: See your doctor for this prescription. Remember that using condoms is also a really good idea. ...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
Confusing: You did not include the name or dose of the medication you are interested in. ...Read more
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
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