May #144 : Heads of the Class

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HIV: Behind the Music

Taking Care of Business




Not by Meds Alone

No Viral Load=No Transmission?

The Stand

Staphing Up

Mixology

Heads of the Class

Heartburn Hotel

Protein Shakers

Mercury Rising

Britain: Hep C Rings Twice

Pill-Taking Tip

Cardio Risk Raiser

Cholesterol Downer




What's a Girl to Do?

Runaway Hit

The Mother of All HIV Tests

Lights! Camera! Bareback Action!

Prom Night Prep

Apply as Directed

Strong-arming HIV

Healing Fields

Jargon: DWI

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Melrose Place 2.0

Silence=Meth

Rock Out

Ladies First




Editor's Letter-May 2008

Mailbox-May 2008



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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May 2008


Heads of the Class

Since August 2007, the FDA has approved three new HIV meds. Two are in brand-new med classes: entry inhibitors and integrase inhibitors. How far have we come over the past 10 years? Pretty far. You do the math:

In May 1998 there were a total of 3 HIV med classes: nukes, non-nukes and protease inhibitors. There were 11 separate drugs available.

In May 2008 there are 6 med classes. Total number of separate HIV drugs in use: 22.*

*not counting combinations and reformulations of other drugs


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