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Jun 8, 2010

Dear Doc, Due to my work I have to travel constantly from Venezuela to Brazil. Venezuelan government only provides indian medications and Brazil british and american ones. I usually change from one brand to the other. will that affect me? when I mean change to one brand to the other is from combivir to its generic over and over. why? well I cannot travel with the medication for I would not be allowed to enter brazil as HIV + so I registered the programme in Brazil and whenever I reach there I have to use wht they provide. How can I make a donation please from brazil

Response from Dr. Frascino


There should be no problem switching from a brand name product to an equivalent generic. So if you take Combivir in Brazil and need to switch to the same dose of AZT/3TC in Venezuela, you should be fine so long as there are no treatment interruptions.

Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at We accept PayPal, credit cards, direct wire transfers, cashier's checks, cash, money orders, etc. Thank you for your interest in helping others in desperate need.

Be well. Stay well.

Dr. Bob

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