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::::: June 29, 2013 at 12:00 am

What are Effective Medications and Treatments for AIDS?

Individuals diagnosed with AIDS have multiple options for medications to treat infection and reduce the impact of the side effects of treatment. These drugs help to improve quality of life, fight off infection and decrease the body’s viral load. Medications for AIDS are broken down into different classes depending on how it blocks the virus.

Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) disable a necessary protein that the HIV virus needs to make copies of itself. These include etravirine and efavirenz. Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) create fake building blocks that HIV »Click to continue reading…

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::::: May 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

Recent Advancements in the Treatment of HIV and AIDS

While researchers have not yet uncovered a true cure for HIV and AIDS, treatment of the HIV virus has improved tremendously over the years, and many patients can now expect to live nearly as long as their peers who are not infected. Because of this, the media pays far less attention to HIV than ever before, and news about new treatment methods often go unnoticed. Despite this, there have been tremendous advances in the treatment »Click to continue reading…

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::::: May 9, 2013 at 12:00 am

What are the Most Effective Medications for HIV?

When HIV was first discovered decades ago, people who received a diagnosis of this disease received a life sentence. People were unable to survive the disease, which causes the immune system to cripple. However, over the past decade or so, a lot of research has gone into finding and developing medication that can help treat the HIV disease or at least keep it under control. People who are now diagnosed with the disease are able to live longer lives because of the many different medications available to them.

There are many medications used to »Click to continue reading…

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::::: May 8, 2013 at 12:00 am

The Most Effective Treatments for HIV and AIDS

If you have recently been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, you might be trying to figure out what your next move is going to be. One thing you need to realize is that there are some very good medications now available by your doctor that can help with the virus you are dealing with. You need to establish a long-term relationship with your doctor and visit them regularly to keep up on the status of the virus and to »Click to continue reading…

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::::: May 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

History of HIV and AIDS Treatments

The first trace of HIV/AIDS in the United States developed in the early 1980′s although it is believed to have come from West Africa. It was at that time that people diagnosed with the disease often knew that they would be dying shortly afterwards. During the 80′s and even the beginning of the 90′s, a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS was much like receiving a death sentence. People with the disease would be hospitalized regularly, treated for their many infections, and would end up passing away from »Click to continue reading…

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::::: May 1, 2013 at 12:00 am

Improvements in Treatment for HIV and AIDS

Over the past three decades, there has been much progress made for treating HIV and AIDS. The HIV/AIDS disease has a large effect on the immune system. It is contracted from one person to another via unprotected sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, and shared needles. A pregnant woman can spread the disease to her unborn child during birth.

Research has been continuously been performed on HIV/AIDS to decide its origins. According to genetic research, the first signs of HIV developed in a western area of Africa. AIDS, caused by the HIV infection, was later identified in the »Click to continue reading…

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