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Samantha
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Isentress in hiv negative woman
      #258834 - 11/08/11 12:37 PM

Hello.. I'm HIV negative, but I'm considering enrolling in a study that uses Isentress to determine: if twice daily dose of raltegravir results in drug concentration levels in the female genital tract that are sufficient enough to block HIV-1 infection of cells.

I'm wondering if there are any long term permanent effects to participating or risks of side effects that might be lower my quality of life while on the study. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I'm certain the study coordinators will give me some information, but I came here because people on here have much more 'real world' knowledge of taking this than they would.

Thank you in advance,

Samantha

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AIDS2HIV
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Re: Isentress in hiv negative woman new
      #258841 - 11/08/11 07:40 PM

read this....

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110626145257.htm

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Pos_in_Thailand
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Re: Isentress in hiv negative woman new
      #259938 - 01/06/12 01:32 PM

Good info!

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Re: Isentress in hiv negative woman new
      #259963 - 01/07/12 07:20 PM

Thanks for the heads up on that Science Daily . I loved the information on the Elite Supressors which is what my husband is. Good info to be able to understand why he needs no meds, and its been 20years infected.

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Pos_in_Thailand
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Re: Isentress in hiv negative woman new
      #259965 - 01/07/12 11:39 PM

Hi,

I think some of it will relate to how long the study goes for. If it's less then a year or 1-3 years, and you are young and healthy with a good balanced diet, it probably won't effect you that much. I think it also depends on weighing the possibilities between being protected, if you are at high risk, and possible side effects of the prevention.

It's great that you are considering and willing to help with this research - you are doing a wonderful thing by helping supply data that could save lives. I wish you the best!

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