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Doctor insights on: Treatments Available For Hiv Aids Patients

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Are any treatments helpful for hantavirus infection?

Are any treatments helpful for hantavirus infection?

Hantavirus: There are no known antiviral medications effective against this virus, but natural recovery from the virus is possible with supportive 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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Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Yes: There are always studies being run for different kind of cancers. Your best bet is to investigate cancer centers, such as susan g. Komen, etc, to see if they are running studies. ...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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What treatments are currently available for ALS patients?

What treatments are currently available for ALS patients?

Not many: Sole FDA approved in US is Riluzole, and some pts feel that gabapentin and memantine make them feel better due to glutamate inhibition. But the Riluzole merely delays need for tracheostomy and does NOT improve strength. Sorry, but not much else available here. ...Read more

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Are there natural treatments for aids?

Are there natural treatments for aids?

No, not at this time: Many of the natural treatments like herbs do not likely have an effect on hiv/aids. However, researchers are looking at plants and herbs to see if there may be some useful medicinal properties. However, at this current time, we still do not have a cure yet. ...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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What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

Several: Once a doctor has decided that someone does need treatment for their chronic hepatitis b infection (not everyone needs treatment immediately), they may recommend drugs that block viral replication, like tenofovir or entecavir. Less commonly, they might recommend an immune drug called interferon alfa that helps the body fight the hepatitis b. It is important to be monitored regularly. ...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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Which options are available for people with pancreatic cancer stage 4?

Which options are available for people with pancreatic cancer stage 4?

Palliation: By the time that these cancers are stage 4, there is not much that can be done that is curative. Chemotherapy (gemcitabine) may slow the tumor down or mitigate some of the tumor symptoms. Radiation may also be used in a palliative manner to decrease some of the symptoms. Surgery is not done as the tumor is too widespread. Finally, an option is hospice care, particularly if the patient is frail. ...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 are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

Treatment options: As mentioned it depends on the clinical situation. Sometimes treatment is just with observation, transfusions when needed. Drugs called growth factors can be used in some situations. There are some chemotherapy drugs that are effective and for aggressive cases a stem cell transplant can be used. ...Read more

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Are there any treatment options for ?Advanced stage uterine cancer patients?

Are there any treatment options for ?Advanced stage uterine cancer patients?

Radiation, surgery : And chemotherapy: even non-curable cancer may be kept under control with current treatments. If the cancer is too far advanced for control there still are treatments to keep the patient comfortable through palliative and hospice care. ...Read more

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What kinds of treatments are availble for alzheimer's patients?

What kinds of treatments are availble for alzheimer's patients?

State of the art: Early alzheimer's might benefit from medical foods, which include axona and cerefolin-nac. Also, aricept, Exelon pill/patch, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) and Namenda may be useful. None a cure, merely symptomatic support and modest control. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for aids?

What are some treatments for aids?

ART: Antiretroviral therapy (art), a combination of anti-hiv drugs (usually at least 3). ...Read more

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Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for kwashiorkor?

Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for kwashiorkor?

It depends: This condition is severe protein-calorie malnutrition. If the patient is able to assimulate nutrients orally, that is the ideal treatment route. If not the other option include gastric feeding (oral tube or external gastric puncture) or intravenous alimentation (iv nutrients). ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for hepatitis a?

Are there treatment guidelines for hepatitis a?

Liver inflammation: This is a viral hepatitis. The virus inflames the liver. It is spread by fecal-oral transmission. Symptoms like nausea, fatigu, headaches usually occur between 2-6 weeks of exposure. There is a vaccine to prevent hepatitis a and the hepatitis is never chronic. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

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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