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Medicine For Aids
Yes.: There are many drugs available for treatment of hiv/aids. These medications are commonly prescribed in combinations of two or three at a time. When taken in combinations, these drugs can prolong life by decades. These medications are known as haart (highly active antiretroviral therapy). The drugs are expensive and some can cause side effects. See a doc who specializes in hiv/aids if you can. ...Read more
Would rapper Eazy E have been save-able with modern medicine? He presented with aids, pneumonia, and t cell count of only 14. But this was in 1995
HIV AIDS: That is a very low T-cell count. But if he had no serious intercurrent infections it seems likely that he could be treated effectively in this day and age. Tremendous advances in care and management of HIV, but AIDS still carries risk for mordidity and mortaility. So it may depend on the pneumonia that you mentioned and how severe etc. ...Read more
Depends on CD4, VL: Hmm... not sure I want to help with this sort of question. Why would you (or someone close to you?) with HIV stop taking medications for it? If you are depressed or otherwise upset, please get counseling. That said, the "average" life span is impossible to say without knowing things like your CD4 count and viral load (VL). Anywhere from a few months to 20 years, but probably usually 2-5 years. ...Read more
Complex question: Have u been seen by a qualified doctor who manages HIV patients and followed with cd4 counts, viral loads and regular exams? Have they prescribed meds? If so, are you willing to take the risk that the medications available online are active and effective? There are usually public health programs to assist in payments for anti-retrovirals from known legitimate sources. ...Read more
Could providing people with hiv/aids medicine actually help decrease the amount of people who suffer from it?
HIV/AIDS MEDS/ASIA: The company with sixty percent of market in asia and eastern europe is smith kline beecham. But the brand name meds are too expensive and unaffordable by most.So generic meds are being manufactured by drug companies in india and elsewhere. ...Read more
Aids meds: This is a great question to ask at uptodate and wikipedia. ...Read more
No drugs for cure: There are no drugs currently that cures hiv, the virus that causes aids. The drugs that are available are called antiretroviral therapy. These drugs are able to clear the bloodstream of hiv, but HIV is very clever and is able to hide out in other places, like lymph nodes, where it can lay dormant or sleeping for years. The drugs are not able to get to these hiding places to kill hiv, thus no cure. ...Read more
If people catch HIV early enough will they ever reach AIDS with all the medicine out there in today's world?
At my grandma’s rehab center, i’d see that the aids did all the work and the lpns told them what to do, and the rns passed out drugs. Is that the way it’s done?
Different work: There are multiple kinds of "work" in a rehab center or hospital. Some of this you never see, or may not recognize as "work". Making sure the medications are correctly prepared, documented, and given is work also. Different training, different responsibilities and tasks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A variety: A variety of meds can help, but for most, healthy sleep habits beat any drug, although can take some time to show improvment. Shut tv computer off an hour before bed and never use in bed. Go to bed and get up at the same time 7 days/week. Don't spend more than 8 hours in bed. Don't sleep during the day. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, especially late in the day. See your doctor if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antiretrovirals: There are drugs called antiretrovirals that when taken in combinations (often three drugs at one time) can extend the lives of patients with HIV for many decades. These drugs can result in boosted immune function (preservation of high cd4+ cell counts) and can reduce measurable viral loads to undetectable levels. These drug combinations are, however, not a 'cure' for hiv. ...Read more
Yes.: There are many medications that halt the progression of HIV infection. These drugs are known as "antiretroviral" medications. When two or three drugs are taken together in combination, they can suppress viral load to undetectable levels and stabilize patients, allowing for decades of essentially normal life. These drugs must be taken faithfully and as prescribed, and they are not a "cure"... ...Read more
Friend just got diagnosed with aids. cd4 = 10, took ARV drugs on thursday now feels weak. Is this normal?
Advanced AIDS: Unfortunately if your friend has a CD4 count of 10, that means there's significant damage to his immune system. Those medications are the only way to recover from this -yet there could be side effects depending on what medications he's actually on. Good to check back with the doctor. In Manila you can find help at San Lazaro hospital - I know some of the docs there if you need a contact. God bless ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that a person with HIV that has already progressed to aids can lessen the disease by taking antiretroviral drugs?
Can a person live a full life with hiv/aids with the new advances in technology and medicine? What if they are tested and diagnosed at an early age?
I am having sex with someone with aids and that person with the aids is on antiretroviral medicine, what to do?
Safe sex: You can reduce your risk of acquiring HIV by always having safe sex (always using condoms and a spermicidal lubricant). Visit with a physician or health care provider at a clinic. In some instances a person without HIV may be prescribed prophylactic HIV medicines to reduce his/her risk of being infected by a partner with hiv. Hope that this helps. ...Read more