October 12, 2007

Merck’s New AIDS Drug Has Promise — if It Isn’t Too Pricey

Merck’s New AIDS Drug Has Promise — if It Isn’t Too Pricey Wall St JournalBy SARAH RUBENSTEINOctober 11, 2007; Page B1 Merck & Co. could break […]
October 12, 2007

Lipodystrophy Providers List

Still slow response (60 responders in a list of 2500 people in pozhealth at yahoogroups.com), but we are starting to see some valuable information Click on […]
October 11, 2007

Letter to Doctors and ADAP directors about changes in weight loss/quality of life medication access

May 8, 2007 Dear ADAP Director: As you may be aware, your HIV patients will soon face an abrupt change in available treatment options for HIV-related […]
October 10, 2007

Cheap HIV drugs are more important than patents

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 African countries should follow Thailand’s lead in manufacturing their own affordable medication in the face of U.S. pressure. By Lara Santoro October […]
October 3, 2007

Lipodystrophy Update- PoWeR Health Solutions Newsletter- Issue 1

Lipodystrophy Update- PoWeR Health Solutions Newsletter- Issue 1
September 22, 2007

New HIV Drug Info- From Clinical Care Options

CCR5 Antagonists (Maraviroc and Vicriviroc) CCR5 antagonists block viral binding to the CCR5 chemokine coreceptor. Several CCR5 antagonists have been tested in clinical trials. In August […]
September 18, 2007

Facial Reconstruction Options in the Us- Sept 2007

These are some contacts Silikon 1000 : http://www.derekjones.com or www.resderm.com or http://www.orentreich.com/ (use off label in the US) Bioalcamid in Canada (several cities) http://www.faceforward.ca/ or Mexico […]
September 18, 2007

Health Insurance Resources for HIV Positive People (non ADAP)

The Georgetown University Health Policy Institute has written A CONSUMER GUIDE FOR GETTING AND KEEPING HEALTH INSURANCE for each state and the District of Columbia — […]
September 14, 2007

The New Wave of HIV Drugs is Here

The New Wave of HIV Drugs is Here For the first time in 10 years, HIV+ patients will have access to two new HIV drug classes. […]
September 13, 2007

When You Have to Fire Your Doctor

Positively Aware July/August 2007You’re Fired!Changing your doctor by Matt Sharp Donald Trump’s irritating voice rang in my ears as I stormed home from one of the […]
September 13, 2007

Should pharmaceutical employees be allowed to lecture about their products?

I am seeing a very strong trend of allowing pharmaceutical employees to speak to clinician and patient groups about their products in lectures set up by […]
August 31, 2007

New Booklet for Salvage Patients by Dr Paul Bellman- NYC

Paul Bellman is one of the most concerned doctors in the US on the subject of how to rescue HIV patients who have ran out of […]
August 31, 2007

Are we losing mental capacity in HIV?

This study really worries me. Median CD4 cells were in the 400, and half were naive. So these are not sick patients. I wish they had […]
August 29, 2007

Be Aware of TMC 125 (Etravirine, Tibotec new non nucleoside) limitations

If you are thinking about obtaining TMC 125 (Etravirine, a new non nucleoside yet to be approved) via Tibotec’s expanded access program (EAP) and you have […]
July 29, 2007

The End of Nandrolone ?

The End of Nandrolone Nelson Vergel, Program for Wellness Restoration http://www.gmhc.org/health/treatment/ti/ti21_1.html The current terrain for wasting patients in the era of HAART On March 20, 2007, […]
July 23, 2007

No Lipodystrophy Approval for Serostim (serono)

I was concerned this would happen. The FDA did not think that the benefits in decreasing visceral fat in HIV positive people outweigh the risks of […]
July 12, 2007

TITAN and DUET Studies from Tibotec- Commentaries in the Lancet

TITAN & DUET Studies COMMENTARY No patient left behind-better treatments for resistant HIV infection The Lancet July 7, 2007 Bernard Hirschel a and Thomas Perneger ba. […]
June 29, 2007

Call for Improving System of Patient Access to Investigational Drugs

I was part of this meeting and was very happy with the outcome. I hope the FDA and pharma listen to us. Representatives from the FDA, […]
June 19, 2007

Anal Cancer- Can it be prevented? Lecture in Houston this Thurs June 21

Rates of anal cancer among gay and bisexual men are 35 times greater than the general population HIV+ men and women are 80 times more likely […]
June 8, 2007


June 8, 2007

Interview for TheBody.com

I have to thank TheBody.com for the opportunity to tell my story http://thebody.com/multidrug/stories_nelson.html
June 8, 2007

Ziagen (Abacavir) Can Cause Anxiety in Some Patients

I have received emails in the past about people asking why they feel anxious or moody on Ziagen. This problem has happened to me and others […]
May 30, 2007


TOPIC: SURVIVING HIV RESISTANCE- How to avoid mistakes in using new HIV drugsReserve any lecture by calling 1-800- 810-3703 or email HIVSeminars@aol.com TUESDAY, JUNE 12: MIAMI11 […]
May 10, 2007

Companies Abandon AIDS Wasting Patients

On March 20, Watson Laboratories stopped the production of nandrolone decanoate (old brand name: Deca Durabolin), a low cost injectable anabolic used for HIV wasting, citing […]
May 10, 2007

Serono and Serostim’s Corruption

This was first brough to light by Michael Mooney in 1999. It took years but Serono is now paying for this troublesome corporate decision. You can […]
April 19, 2007

AIDS activists upset by dropped wasting drug

Copyright © 2006 Bay Area Reporter, a division of Benro Enterprises, Inc. AIDS activists upset by dropped wasting drugby Heather Cassellh.cassell@ebar.com AIDS activists are mobilizing after […]
April 11, 2007

My Upcoming Lecture in Wilmington , DE

Surviving HIV Resistance in the new era of HAART Date: 04/25/2007 Time: 12-2 p.m. Place: Doubletree Hotel Address: 700 King St. City: Wilmington State: Delaware Zip: […]
April 10, 2007


Compounded medications have greatly improved the quality of the lives of many people living with HIV. Several of these medications (hormone therapies, wasting therapies, quality of […]
April 6, 2007


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GO TO http://watsonboycott.blogspot.com/ April 4, 2007 Allen Chao, PhD Chairman and CEO Watson Pharmaceuticals Corporate Headquarters311 Bonnie CircleCorona, California 92880 Dear […]
March 28, 2007

Free HIV lecture in Houston on April 19, 2007

Title: Latest Update on HIV Research Seminar date : April 19, Thursday Time: 6:00 pm til 8:30 pm Free dinner and door prizes Speakers: Shannon Schrader […]
March 14, 2007

Letter to the FDA about ways to improve Expanded Access Programs of Investigational Drugs in HIV

From a meeting held by the Forum of Collaborative HIV Research. The list of participants is at the end of the letter. I certainly hope that […]
March 14, 2007

Do not do as I did

Please read the article written by Enid Vazquez in the latest Positively Aware, one of the main free HIV magazines distributed around the U.S. My comments […]
February 27, 2007

How many people are in dire need for new HIV meds in the US in 2007

The number of salvage patients may be calculated with some current data and assumptions:450,000 under treatment in the US Assume: aconservative high estimate of 60 % […]
February 21, 2007

Comments from Dr Paul Bellman about HIV rescue therapy

Dear Nelson and Friends, I read with interest the attached excellent review of treatment strategies for PRN Notebook by Dr’s Charles Farthing and Athe Tsibris. I […]
February 21, 2007

The second wave of HAART: Combining MK 518 plus TMC 125 or Maraviroc

Now, patients with HIV multidrug resistance can start three active drugs in three different expanded access programs! This is the first time this has been possible […]
February 13, 2007

My experience with MK 518 and Prezista..and thoughts about TNX 355

Prior to joining Merck’s phase III, my CD4 cells wereon their way down ….from 540 three years ago to 300, then to 200’s and finally to […]
February 8, 2007

Maraviroc, a new entry inhibitor, available via expanded access

First watch this cool video that explains how Maraviroc workshttp://www.maraviroceap.com/interested_healthcare_professional/ccr5_tropism_video.aspx Overview and Registration for the Maraviroc EAP——————————————————————————– Overview of the Maraviroc EAPWelcome to the Maraviroc EAP […]
January 27, 2007

Lipodystrophy Treatments by Nelson Vergel September 2006 Some HIV+ people experience unwanted body shape changes and metabolic problems. These problems are often grouped together and referred […]
January 18, 2007

Fundariser-POZ CRUISE

This press release comes from Paul Stalbaum, the organizer: I am very excited to announce to you our plans for our Annual Poz Cruise Retreat open […]
January 6, 2007

Comments on current expanded access programs

Comments from N Vergel about using these meds in combination:1- MK 518 (integrase inhibitor) cannot be used yet with TMC 125 ( a non nucleoside) until […]
January 6, 2007

FDA Approves Radiesse for Facial Lipoatrophy In late December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Radiesse, a new injectable therapy for the treatment of […]
November 25, 2006

HIV Lectures in December 2006

These is the information about my upcoming lectures on new HIV treatments, lipodystrophy, superinfection, exercise, and nutrition update in December Dec 5- San Francisco Gay and […]
October 19, 2006

Lectures in Philadelphia and NYC- Nov 14 & 15

This is a press release for my upcoming lecture in New York. There will also be one in Philadelphia the day before (NOV 14). The Philadelphia […]
October 8, 2006

Chipmunk Cheeks and Bullfrog Neck

Banishing Chipmunk Cheeks and Bullfrog NeckTreating these and other body changes from HIV drugs by Enid Vázquez – Test Positive Aware ——————————————————————————– Some people experienced facial […]
September 10, 2006

MRK 518, an integrase inhibitor, available now

This new drug , first in the new integrase class, is now available via an expanded access program(EAP). If you have resistance to three drug classes, […]
September 1, 2006

New Option for HIV related Facial Lipoatrophy to be approved soon in the US

I had a call with Bioform, the makers of Radiesse yesterday. I am organizing a group of treatment activists to meet with them to discuss their […]
August 17, 2006

Good News for People in Salvage Therapy: Merck to start its expanded access program for its integrase inhibitor MRK 518

I am very excited about this expanded access of Merck’s integrase inhibitor, MRK 518. I have been taking it for 3 months now with the new […]
August 13, 2006

Polycythemia, Anabolic Steroids and HIV Wasting

Some HIV positive people need to gain lean body mass and weight but develop polycythemia when using nandrolone or other anabolics, so their doctors refuse to […]
July 20, 2006

Transcript of The Body’s Live Chat on Multidrug Resistance

The Body Transcript of The Body’s Live Chat on Multidrug Resistance With Nelson Vergel July 10, 2006 Following is the transcript of The Body’s live chat […]
July 6, 2006

HIV Lecture in Houston – July 12

Open to patients and clinicians Date: Wednesday, July 12 Time : 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Place: Lovett Inn ( http://www.lovettinn.com/main.php ) Speakers: Dr Shannon Schrader […]
June 28, 2006

Dr Shannon Scharder and Nelson Vergel talk about multidrug resistance, Prezista, Fuzeon, Integrase

June 24, 2006

Prezista’s( a new HIV protease inhibitor) approval today- My comments

Prezista (TMC 114, a new protease inhibitor) got approved by the FDA today. I have a few comments for those wishing to start this drug. First, […]
June 13, 2006

June 5, 2006: AIDS first identified 25 years ago

AIDS first identified 25 years ago 05:52 PM EDT on Monday, June 5, 2006 For Nelson Vergel, remembering the early days of aids is difficult. “All […]
June 11, 2006

Flaming Mad- from Genre Magazine

I took the liberty to re-publish this great article written by Lady Bunny, an entertainer, in Genre Magazine( June 2006.) I think she has a point. […]
June 2, 2006

Update on Current Options in the US for HIV-related Facial Wasting

Gang Some of you have emailed me to ask me about my opinions lately on the most popular options for facial reconstruction. I have been following […]
May 21, 2006

Fort Lauderdale and Miami Lectures in June

JUNE 6 6:00 PM Free Dinner Artserve Auditorium located at 1350 EAST SUNRISE BLVD. Fort Lauderdale (Broward County Library Building right next to the auto dealers […]
May 3, 2006

WallStreet Journal’s article on Salvage Therapy

As AIDS Drugs Fail Thousands, ‘Salvage’ Is Key By MARILYN CHASEMay 3, 2006; Page B1http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114660908687541895.html Steve Kovacev, a sinewy 52-year-old from Truro, Mass., has run the […]
May 3, 2006

Appeals Court Rules that Terminally Ill Patients Have ‘Fundamental Right’ to Experimental Drugs

ugsFrom a Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) press release: Appeals Court Rules that Terminally Ill Patients Have ‘Fundamental Right’ to Experimental Drugs (Abigail Alliance v. Eschenbach) WASHINGTON, […]
May 3, 2006

Are salvage patients beyond help?

I just found out about the death of Gary Bischop, one of the first patients that I was able to help in the past two months […]
April 27, 2006

Hope for those with no options

For those of you trying to get on two active drugs…. You can get TMC 114 in expanded access. It is taking about 3 weeks to […]
April 25, 2006

Consensus Statement on the Pricing of TMC114 /Darunavir

Consensus Statement on the Pricing of TMC114 /DarunavirApril 17, 2006 TMC114/darunavir will soon become Tibotec’s first licensed drug for the treatment of HIV disease. It is […]
April 25, 2006

I have updated my web sites and internet discussion groups!

Lipodystrophy, Wasting, Hormones, Exercise, Nutritrion www.medibolics.com Therapies for people failing HIV treatments www.salvagetherapies.org Nelson Vergel’s personal web site www.nelsonvergel.com Subscribe to the largest Internet discussion group […]
April 22, 2006

Interview with Dr Jon Kaiser about his supplement

By Nelson Vergel Jon D. Kaiser, M.D., has been a leader in promoting the integration of natural immune system support with state of the art standard […]
April 22, 2006

Uridine- Nucleomaxx- A supplement that may help to reverse lipoatrophy- Interview with Dr Walker

I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Walker after his oral presentation on Uridine and mitchondrial toxicity at the Lipodystrophy Conference in Paris. I was very […]
April 22, 2006

The Chipmunk look that noone talks about

I have been seeing many HIV positive men with enlarged parotid glands in my 14 years of travels giving lectures around the country. I was also […]
April 20, 2006

Face to Face with Lipoatrophy

Face to Face with LipoatrophyAn Interview with David Nolan By Nelson Vergel HIV-related lipoatrophy (fat loss under the skin) is a clinical problem that affects many […]
April 20, 2006

Nelson chats at thebody.com about salvage

Transcript of The Body’s Live Chat With Nelson Vergel on Issues for HIVers With Multi-Drug Resistance Following is the transcript of The Body’s live chat on […]
April 19, 2006

My opinions about some HIV drugs

I wrote this for Test Positive Aware Network’s Positive Aware magazine, one of the best free HIV magazines in the country. Their link is http://www.tpan.com/ Sustiva […]
April 19, 2006

I am so tired of price gauging in HIV!

AIDS Activists Cry Foul as Drug Companies Push Prices to Record LevelsPosted Topic Health The following was released by AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition: A steady onslaught […]
April 19, 2006

Salvage Therapies – New drugs offer hope to patients with multiple-drug resistance HIV virus. By Nelson VergelI have been HIV positive since 1983 and tested in […]
April 19, 2006

Zerit and Facial Wasting- I guess I had reached the limit

From Treatment IssuesIt’s Time to Face the Zerit ProblemTreatment Issues: Newsletter of Experimental AIDS Therapies – Volume 17, Number 3, March 2003Nelson VergelWhen I give lectures […]
April 19, 2006

From HIV PLus- My Salvage Work

SurvivorTreatment Advocate Nelson Vergel Wants the Experimental Drug Pipeline Opened Up for Patients Like Himself Who Are in Need of Salvage TherapyBy By Benjamin RyanNelson Vergel […]
April 19, 2006

Anabolic Steroids and HIV

You guys may want to read this really good article about steroids and HIV wasting…For some, steroid use builds hopeTreatment: Doctors find medical value in the […]
April 19, 2006

Pill Popper me….

Nelson Vergel’s Vitamin and Mineral Supplement RegimenAugust 2001This is the second installment in our series “What Supplements I Take and Why.” This article looks at the […]
April 19, 2006

My Next HIV Cruise- Can’t wait!

Title: 9th Annual POZ Cruise Wellness RetreatCity: Los AngelesState: CACountry: United StatesDates: 10/21/2006 – 10/29/2006Event Type: Special EventSubject: Peer Support; Persons with HIV/AIDS; Support GroupsDescription: This […]
April 19, 2006

Towards the path of least resistance

I’ve been positive since 1983, and like many other long-term survivors, I took each new drug as soon as it became available. Even after combo therapy […]
April 10, 2006

Tibotec, the company that could, but didn’t

New Drugs Can Save Lives; AIDS Activists Urge Tibotec to Be Compassionate Towards HIV Salvage PatientsHOUSTON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ — AIDS Activists, seeking to expand access […]
July 10, 2004

My first post

Well, this will be a good experiment. It seems easy enough. I hope it serves a purpose somehow. I have been HIV positive for 21 years […]