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I Took My HIV Meds An Hour Late

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...transmission to your baby. Giving medicine to the baby after it is born can further reduce the risk of vertical transmission. If you take anti-HIV drugs during pregnancy, AZT will likely be given to your baby within 6 to 12 hours after delivery and be continued for 6 weeks. If you did not receive anti-HIV drugs during pregnancy or delivery, or if your viral load was high before delivery, your doctor may recommend combination anti-HIV therapy...
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PEP Meds again!!

Doctor, I just finish pep and now im on it again. After 2 days of pep I did another risky behavior so im on it again. This time I went to different clinic and they prescribe me 1 truvada and 4 kaletra. Same drugs from the first clinic ALTHOUGH the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Kaletra all at the same time, once per day. Splitting the Kaletra does is also fine, but not necessary.2. Taking your dose an hour early or late is not a problem. You can certainly take your PEP at 12 pm if that is more convenient for you. I wish... Read more »

post pep fears

hi Dr.i recently got exposed to a hiv pos. partner (i was the insertive partner) , condom burst, i quickly withdrew and washed my organ thoroughly, took a pee as well..the story is that she was unsure of her status, the following day we both went...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You are likely not infected with that history and the PEP regimen you took so will be a relief to you to find out that your test is negative. Many patients do well with PEP regimens with minimal side effects so the lack of symptoms does not... Read more »

PEP Kaletra and Truvada timing

Firstly thanks for creating this site - I only wish I'd found it earlier and It's nice to know it's not just me with these issues!I'm Just a bit worried really. I Am currently on a cycle of PEP after Sexual assault midway through DEC. I am taking 2...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Kirs, not to worry.Being off by 1 hour won't affect things. There's little reason to think that the timing of PEP is any different than that for routine treatment Read more »

Very Late with Sustiva/Truvada Dose

I've been on the truvada/sustiva combo for about 9 months and was currently undetectable. I usually take my pills between 9 and 10 at night. Last night I went out for the first time since this combo and forgot to take my pills with me. I didnt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, you did the right thing taking your dose the next morning as soon as you realized you missed your evening dose. The 12-hour delay will not have any adverse consequences as far as developing resistance. If you want to move your dose back... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...to develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...a quick cure for a wide range of ailments . Most products are effective only against a specific illness or a few closely related medical problems. Personal success stories are the only evidence that the treatment works. Of course, if a... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...you should call your health care provider. However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for... Read more »
Project Inform

Adherence: Keeping Up With Your Meds

...benefits of therapy can be lost. In order to prevent drug resistance, it's important to keep enough drug in your bloodstream 24 hours a day. Each time you miss a dose, the drug blood level falls below the minimum necessary level for several... Read more »
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ecstacy

Posted by stevenmarvin, 3 Replies
...recently started taking viread and sustiva last week. Stupidly I took 2 MDMA pills tonight. Now I am affraid, should I take my meds or skip the dosage. Can anyone help. I am new to all of this.. Read more »

He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...to suffer with it but I also know that it's not a death sentence. Being 31 years old, I know that if were infected that with meds and I can live 20+ years. That's better than the odds that I have with hereditary risks. So, why not spend my... Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...mean the end, it is just the beginning of living a normal healthy life if I do what my doctor tells me, still this first few hours are tough. I left work early and drove around for hours before coming home, I don't want to go to sleep. Do anyone... Read more »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
...town back in october, and they didn't know what they were doing. My numbers were not good ( cd4 99 VL 88K) but I didn't start meds they put me on antibiotics to prevent PCP but it only made me break out in a horrible full body rash. Anyway I... Read more »