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HIV AIDS Treaments

Posted in Resources on Monday, January 18th, 2010 by admin - Leave a comment

HIV AIDS Treatments

If you’re like a lot of people who have been diagnosed with HIV, one of your first questions was probably about HIV AIDS treatments.  You’re not alone.  Treatment for AIDS HIV has greatly advanced from the start of the HIV AIDS pandemic.  At that time, AIDS was considered an automatic death sentence.  For over a decade, people living with HIV have been provided a whole new class of drugs that have proven to be effective in keeping many healthier and productive.

Currently, treatment for HIV AIDS has a focus on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, or HAART.     Treatment for AIDS HIV is often referred to as a “drug cocktail” because it can contain three different types of medication that act in combination to be most effective. 

This type of treatment for HIV AIDS has made a major difference in People with HIV surviving and thriving since the late 1990’s.  You should also be pleased to know several new types of drugs are currently “in the works.” 

At the present time, treatment for AIDS HIV does not include a vaccine, although there have recently been some hopeful studies with a particular experimental vaccine.

It’s important you know HIV AIDS treatments can also include “Alternative Medicine” which can be helpful in addressing some of the symptoms of HIV.  These alternative HIV AIDS treatments do not “cure” the disease, but can greatly improve a person’s quality of life.  The Bastyr University AIDS Research Center has been funded by the National Institute of Health’s Office of Alternative Medicine to do long-term research on five program areas of Alternative Medicine used to treat people with HIV.  These include nutrition, traditional and ethnomedicine, energetic therapies, pharmacological and biological therapies, and bioelectronomagnetic medicine. 

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Unfortunately, a number of herbal preparations often used in some types of Alternative Medicine can have a negative interaction with specific HIV related medication.   Herbs that can cause problems when taking HIV medication include garlic and St. John’s wort. This is why it is vital to let your physician know what sort of herbs or herbal medications you are taking or are may consider taking. 

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