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Fall 2005

Pharmacokinetics

Women & HIV: The Impact of Sex/Gender on Antiretroviral Therapy and Its Complications. BETA (Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS, from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation), Summer 2003: Article about the response to antiretroviral therapy in women and men, including pharmacokinetic differences that affect drug levels and side effects in women and men.

See www.sfaf.org/treatment/beta/b53/b53_women.pdf.


Gastrointestinal Problems

Gastrointestinal Manifestations of HIV. HIV InSite: Thorough clinical discussion of symptoms, diseases, and treatments.

Visit http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=kb-04&doc=kb-04-01-11.

Managing Drug Side Effects. ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) booklet (also in Spanish). Describes common side effects and possible therapies. Includes a section about the digestive system. Contact ACRIA at 1-212-924-3934 for a hard copy, or write them at 230 W 38th Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10018.

Visit www.acria.org/treatment/treatment_edu_side_effects.html.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). Extensive information about various diseases of the digestive system (some material available in Spanish).

Visit www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov/index.htm.


Drug Interactions

AIDSmeds.com. Check My Meds: User-friendly interactive database. You enter the drugs you're taking to determine whether they interact with each other or with certain foods.

Visit www.aidsmeds.com

Drug Digest. Interactive database allows you to search for interactions between drugs for all conditions and diseases, herbals, food, and alcohol.

Visit www.drugdigest.org/DD/Interaction/ChooseDrugs/1,4109,,00.html.

Drug Interactions: HIV Medications, Street Drugs and Methadone. ACRIA Update, Spring 2005 (see above). Comprehensive discussion of interactions between HIV-related medications, street drugs, and methadone.

Visit www.acria.org/treatment/treatment_edu_springupdate2005.html.

HIV InSite. Interactive database allows you to search for interactions by antiretrovirals, other drugs, or types of drugs. Includes references and much more.

Visit www.hivinsite.com/arvdb?page=ar-00-02.

Project Inform. Anti-HIV Drug Interactions: Lists interactions by antiretroviral and other drugs commonly used in HIV.

See www.projectinform.org/fs/drugin.html.

Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. This Web site includes tables in PDF format that describe detailed information about interactions between antiretrovirals, other HIV-related drugs, psychotropics, methadone, sedatives, recreational drugs, and other medications. References included.

See www.tthhivclinic.com/interact_tables.html.

University of Liverpool. Includes interactive database that allows you to determine antiretroviral drug interactions and PDF charts of interactions between antiretrovirals and other drugs.

Visit www.hiv-druginteractions.org.


Navigating the Healthcare System

Building a Cooperative Doctor/Patient Relationship. Project Inform information sheet (also in Spanish).

See www.projectinform.org/fs/dr-patie.html.

Working with Healthcare Providers. ACRIA Update (see above), Winter 2004/05: Issue focuses on the relationships between individuals and their healthcare providers. Includes personal stories.

See www.acria.org/treatment/treatment_edu_winterupdate2004_2005.html.


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