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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

Fomivirsen Sodium (Definition)

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Can topical steroid treatment be given in viral diseases like varicella, herpes, chicken pox infections?

Can topical steroid treatment be given in viral diseases like varicella, herpes, chicken pox infections?

Topical Steroids : Topical steroids used on viral infection can affect the healing process. In fact the lesions may heal a lot slower. If you want to use topical steroids to decrease inflammation make sure you also take oral antiviral medications at the same time. ...Read more

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Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

There are new agents: There are several new agents for this disease. It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease. ...Read more

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Are antiviral medications successful in fighting herpes induced encephalitis?

Are antiviral medications successful in fighting herpes induced encephalitis?

Hopefully yes: Critical is an early diagnosis and immediate use of such drugs. Outcomes these days are far better with modern treatment, but as noted, time is of the essence. ...Read more

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Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly: There are a few published case studies that support the use of ivig for treatment of uc. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3490055 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1728132. ...Read more

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Is invirase (saquinavir) only used to treat HIV disease?

Is invirase (saquinavir) only used to treat HIV disease?

Yes, but not recentl: Invirase (saquinavir) is a protease inhibitor that is designed to treat HIV in combination with other medications. It is an older drug in this class and is not used much anymore since newer drugs require less pills per day and have fewer side effects. ...Read more

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Which is better? Interferon or tysabri (natalizumab)?

Which is better? Interferon or tysabri (natalizumab)?

NO contest: Tysabri (natalizumab) is the second most potent MS drug on the market, but it has a risk, as can potentially cause Progressive Multi-focal Encephalopathy, and possibly melanoma. Interferons are drugs of the past, and being phased out over time, due to lack of efficacy, but they are quite safe in most patients. ...Read more

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HIV 1&2 antibody production can get delayed by factors like immunity, medications, other diseases, treatments etc..Same is applicable to P24 antigens?

HIV 1&2 antibody production can get delayed by factors like immunity, medications, other diseases, treatments etc..Same is applicable to P24 antigens?

Conclusive at 4 wk: Your opening statement is mistaken: HIV antibody development is NOT delayed by any known immune problems, medications, etc. The antibody-only HIV tests always are conclusive by 6-8 weeks after exposure. If somehow antibody were delayed, p24 antigen would appear sooner, not later. The Ag-Ab (4th generation) HIV tests therefore are ALWAYS 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after catching HIV. ...Read more

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Can the Hepatitis B vaccine alone (first shot for an unvaccinated person), given 48 hours post-exposure, prevent infection?

Can the Hepatitis B vaccine alone (first shot for an unvaccinated person), given 48 hours post-exposure, prevent infection?

Not likely: If you have been definitively exposed to Hep B then will need HBIG/hep B immune globulin as well as the hep B vaccine. The immune globulin will act like a sponge and soak up any hep B virus present currently in your body. The hep B vaccine then stimulates your body to produce antibodies, which will then attach to and disable the viral particles. This process takes 2-4 weeks to make antibodies. ...Read more

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Is hepsera (adefovir) effective for treating chronic hepatitis b?

Is hepsera (adefovir) effective for treating chronic hepatitis b?

Yes: Adefovir does have HBV activity. I had poor experiences in using it as a HIV drug but the dose was higher for HIV so there was more toxicity ...Read more

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What is the usual antifungal agent used against aspergillus niger?

What is the usual antifungal agent used against aspergillus niger?

Several choices: Three classes of antifungal agents are available for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis: polyenes, azoles, and echinocandins. Historically, Amphotericin B was the major antifungal drug used in patients. Currently, the drug of choice for invasive aspergillosis is voriconazole, which can be replaced with lipid formulations of Amphotericin B in intolerant patients. ...Read more

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Is invirase (saquinavir) used to treat hiv?

Is invirase (saquinavir) used to treat hiv?

Yes: But usually in combination with other drugs. ...Read more

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Does intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) infusions benefit someone with IgG defiency?

Does intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) infusions benefit someone with IgG defiency?

Possibly: If you are deficient and symptomatic (recurrent infections), they can possibly help your body fight infections better. Just because you have an igg deficiency does not mean your are immune deficient, however. Many people with low numbers have normal function and really are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Vitravene (Definition)

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Cmv Drug (Definition)

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