Oakland: Forum Tuesday for Once-Daily HIV Meds
March 18, 2003
A free public forum hosted Tuesday, March 18, in Oakland, Calif., by Kaiser Permanente will address the advantages and concerns of once-a-day AIDS medications. Held at 6:30 p.m. in the Oakland Medical Center's main hospital tower on the 12th floor, the forum will feature a presentation by Dr. Michael Horberg as well as a discussion. "I wanted to put together this forum because a lot of people are benefiting from simpler regimens, but a lot of HIV-positive people are also getting pulled into the hype without having all the information," said Luis Alvarado of Kaiser's health education department. Once-a-day pills, according to early studies, may be received most favorably by people who have not yet started medications. Compliance must be stricter on once-a-day medication, however, because missing a dose means waiting a full day rather than a few hours. Alvarado recommends attendees do some preliminary research on once-a-day medications at www.thebody.com/treat/onceaday.html. Food will be provided, so an RSVP is requested at 510-752-6848.Adapted from:
Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco)
03.13.03; Zak Szymanski
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.