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Latest treatment for hepc , genotype 1?

Latest treatment for hepc , genotype 1?

Protease inhibitor: The latest is the addition of a protease inhibitor boceprevir or telaprevir, to peginterferon plus ribavirin to those who had partial response or relapse after the dual therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Latest treatment for bird shot retinitis?

Latest treatment for bird shot retinitis?

Retinochoroidopathy: Birdshot retinochoroidopathy is an uncommon chronic posterior uveitis. It should be followed by a specialist. Treatment is focused on reducing inflammation. This can be done with steroids or cyclosporine with or without ketoconazole. Other agents tried include mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine, methotrexate, and daclizumab. Please see the doctor for appropriate treatment and follow-up. ...Read more

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Cost of HIV and aids ads, diagnosis, treatment are what?

Cost of HIV and aids ads, diagnosis, treatment are what?

HIV Treatment Costly: The cost of HIV or aids is staggering. In the U.S. It is estimated that each HIV positive person who has access to medical care requires between 25, 000 to 30, 000 dollars for each year of treatment. The breakdown is generally as follows: 20, 000 for medications and pharmacies 4500 for the lab monitoring 500 for the doctor and their clinic. Please do not think that getting HIV is simple. It isnt. ...Read more

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Is lexiva (fosamprenavir) HIV treatment ?

Yes: But it should never be taken alone. It needs to be taken in combination with other medications for HIV in order to be effective. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for hep c?

Curing Hepatitis C: By the end of this year there should be four or five pills that when used appropriately in combination will allow a cure for almost everyone with hepatitis c. This also means treatment by pill only and no interferon. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a HIV positive patient?

What are treatments for a HIV positive patient?

...: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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Are there effective treatment of HIV infection and aids?

Are there effective treatment of HIV infection and aids?

Yes: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment options for CMV hepatitis? Thanks!

Treatment options for CMV hepatitis? Thanks!

Viral hepatitis: It means a liver infected with a specifixc virus called cytomegalovirus. ...Read more

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Treatment for aids and hiv?

Treatment for aids and hiv?

HAART: Currently treatment for HIV consists of highly active antiretroviral therapy or haart. This means taking a combination of medications that act at different sites of the virus' replication cycle. Why? We know that using only one agent leads to resistance because the virus is so robust at replicating. We pick the treatment based on the persons resistance pattern ; how they tolerate the medication. ...Read more

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How effective is atripla for HIV treatment?

Very effective: It is one of the preferred regimens in current treatment guidelines. ...Read more

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What are the latest treatments for hep c?

Lots in development: Right now standard of care is pegylated interferon plus Ribavirin for all genotypes, and adding a protease inhibitor (either telaprevir or boceprevir) for genotype 1. By the end of this year, we expect both simeprevir (a once a day protease inhibitor) and sofosbuvir (nucleotide analogue) to be approved. Genotype 2 will be all-oral. Other genotypes will still do better with interferon. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment effective for hla b27 positive?

Ayurvedic treatment effective for hla b27 positive?

B27 not a disease: Hla b 27 by itself is not a disease, therefore the question of effectiveness of a treatment is moot. B 27 is associated with a particular form of arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the latest methods for aids treatment? Thanks in advance.

What are the latest methods for aids treatment? Thanks in advance.

Complicated: There are multiple different drugs in different classes of drugs directed at pathways in the virus infecting cells, from attachment and penetration into cells to disruption of the production of new virus within the cells. The drugs are used in a combination of multiples depending upon the sensitivity of the virus and your response to treatment as measured by viral load and counts of immune cells. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for avian tuberculosis in humans?

What is the latest treatment for avian tuberculosis in humans?

M bovis?: If you mean m. Bovis: regular treatment without pza. Most importantly: must be treated by an expert doc! ...Read more

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10 weeks pregnant tested positive for Clostridium Difficile. Needing second opinion on treatments recommended please.

10 weeks pregnant tested positive for Clostridium Difficile. Needing second opinion on treatments recommended please.

Second opinions: The HealthTap forum that you are currently using is for informational purposes only, and it is not appropriate for us to diagnose or suggest treatments here (this is for your safety!). If you request a personal consult with one of our HealthTap Prime physicians, a second opinion with advice can be offered. ...Read more

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Does post exposure prophylaxis(1 month ZDV+3TC) for HIV effect the results of a rapid kit HIV test or ELISA for Hiv test?

Does post exposure prophylaxis(1 month ZDV+3TC) for HIV effect the results of a rapid kit HIV test or ELISA for Hiv test?

PEP: It is too soon to do an antibody test at one month post exposure. But, no these tests would not be affected by the medication. Two weeks after PEP one should have the RNA test. ...Read more

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Is. There any latest treatment for emblayopia?

Is. There any latest treatment for emblayopia?

Amblyopia: See an ophthalmologist. There are several ways of approaching this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the latest cure for hepatitis c?

What is the latest cure for hepatitis c?

Several new meds: Theres a lot of excitement surrounding several new medications for hep c genotype i. The most exciting is solvaldi (sobosbuvir) in combination with ledipasvir. Its not yet fda approved but we anticipate it being marketed within the next 12 months. Its a once daily tablet. The cure rate is 90% plus. This is an interferon free regimen. This will revolutionize the treatment for hep c. ...Read more

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How do I get treatment for hiv?

How do I get treatment for hiv?

Check with doctor: And if you can't afford one, perhaps the World Health Organization or Doctors without border can assist you ...Read more

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Which treatment should I start for hiv?

Ask your doc...: Treatment for HIV is a complex process and requires significant training/education from docs, often infectious disease doc do this, and dedication from you as a patient. Depending on the genotype of your hiv, your overall health status, use of other medications etc...Which all play a role in what medication will provide benefit with least risk to you. Please consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any medical treatment for hiv's?

Is there any medical treatment for hiv's?

HIV Medicines: There are lots of medications you can take to treat HIV and new ones are being discovered each year. The medications treat hiv, they don't cure it, but they are highly effective in keeping your immune system strong and letting you lead a normal life. While years ago people used to take lots of pills to treat hiv, there are many new options (even one pill once a day). See a HIV specialist! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for HIV and hapis?

What is the best treatment for HIV and hapis?

Hard question: YOu should seek the advice of HIV specialist. The antivirals are the best treatment but very expensive. HAPIS is hIV AIDS intervention system. The treatment best used is the combintation of retrovirals. I hope you are able to get these. Please use protected sex at this point to prevent further spread. ...Read more

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When is someone supposed to start Hiv treatment?

When is someone supposed to start Hiv treatment?

As soon as diagnosed: I think you're the same person who previously asked a question about a 10 year old HIV infection with good HIV viral load and CD4 count despite no treatment. Please re-read that reply. Most people should be immediately started on anti-HIV treatment as soon as HIV is diagnosed. But your situation requires personal attention by an expert. You'll never get a clear answer on this forum. ...Read more

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Could a person who has HIV without treatment suddenly show symptoms after fifteen years?

Yes: Sooner or later, the HIV infection will become symptomatic and the person will need to be treated or they will die of it. A latent period of 15 years isn't uncommon. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are diagnosed with HIV does it mean you automatically get treatment?

No.: Not all people in the U.S. (and certainly not all people in the world) who are diagnosed with HIV receive therapy. Some people opt for close observation. There is literature to suggest that starting mutiple drug therapy earlier in the course of the disease helps to preserve the immune system, but some people do not tolerate certain drugs well and may want to wait for a period of time. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed 3 months ago with hiv. I'm not on meds but are there symptoms that would tell me that I should consider treatment?

I was diagnosed 3 months ago with hiv. I'm not on meds but are there symptoms that would tell me that I should consider treatment?

You need meds: See your doctor. You need treatment now. Don't wait until you get symptoms--that is very late. Do not have sex without using a condom or telling your partner about your HIV status. See you doctor to prevent progression of disease! ...Read more

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How many days wil live a HIV + persn aftr taking art treatment ? My dctr said that appx.20 years aftr that he will die. Is this true ? Pls tell me....

No: I am no expert on HIV but the treatments available now are so much better than the 80's and 90's when i was in medical school and residency. There is no telling what will be available in the future. Plus look at magic johnson. 21 yrs since he announced his infection. Just bought part of los angeles dodgers and still going strong. ...Read more

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Treatment for aids and hiv?

HAART: Currently treatment for HIV consists of highly active antiretroviral therapy or haart. This means taking a combination of medications that act at different sites of the virus' replication cycle. Why? We know that using only one agent leads to resistance because the virus is so robust at replicating. We pick the treatment based on the persons resistance pattern ; how they tolerate the medication. ...Read more

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How many years HIV infected person live with treatment?

Near normal life: HIV infected persons who respond to treatment and are compliant with treatment have near normal life span. ...Read more

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What difference does treatment make for HIV positive people?

A big difference: Treatment for those with HIV can make a huge difference. Although we do not yet have a cure, we can now keep people much healthier and safe from a variety of serious infections that can lead to death. The current treatment for HIV involves a 'cocktail' of at least 3 medications and has been shown to extend people's lives almost to the extent of people without HIV and has been a lifesaver for many. ...Read more

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Am I going to die if I missed four days in a row of HIV treatment?

Am I going to die if I missed four days in a row of HIV treatment?

Missed 4days/hiv med: No you are not going to die, start taking meds as prescribed and do not miss any more days, as irregular ingestion can cause antibiotic resistance it is very important to take all your drugs as prescribed good luck. ...Read more

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Am HIV positive. On treatment. Can i marry someone that is negative?

Thriving with HIV: Yes. Of course. An HIV expert can give you the recent statistics about this. But, now a days with good treatment couples with discordant HIV status can be sexual and not transmit this virus. There is absolutely nothing to prevent you from living a full and productive and loving life. ...Read more

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How long can a child born with HIV live if they never get treatment....

How long can a child born with HIV live if they never get treatment....

HIV vertical : No one can say exactly how long anyone with any condition will live, but i can assure you that a child born with HIV will longer with treatment than they will without it. ...Read more

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How much can human lives in hiv/aid with treatment or without treatment?

Difficult to answer: With proper treatment and precautions, one can live a full, normal life with HIV. With no treatment there is an agonizing downhill course over several months or a few years. ...Read more

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Will the pep treatment work if started a few hours after hiv exposure?

Likely: There is no better alternative than taking PEP. Stick to the medication and be compliant with your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the advantages of delaying HIV treatment?

None: Starting treatment early controls progress of disease and reduces the risk of transmitting it to others. See your doctor to plan your treatment asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to write a 10 page paper on 4 types of HIV treatment?

Write it: Try to understand the molecular biology. Choose 4 of the 5; entry / fusion inhibitors, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, and protease inhibitors. ...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