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side effects

i 've been on treatment for about a month plus,i seem to loose appetite most especially early in the mornings when i need to eat before taking my meds
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Several HIV medications should be taken with food-- including atazanavir (Reyataz) and darunavir (Prezista). Anorexia can be a problem for patients Read more »

Meds and food

What are the main reasons for one drug to be taken with food and other to be taken on an empty... Read more »

Combivir taken about 30 minutes after food

Hi Dr. wish you long life in helping HIV people, your are great. I have two questions:1- all... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration Grants Priority Status for HIV Drug Fuzeon

...combination with other antiretrovirals, reduced viral loads in HIV patients, including those whose virus was resistant to other HIV drugs. With the priority designation, the FDA is expected to take action on the application by March 16, Roche... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

... Table of Contents Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The Importance of Adherence Starting and Choosing HIV Drugs Barriers to Adherence for Women Overcoming Barriers Adherence Tips Finding Support Strong Drugs to Fight Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself Introduction In order for a drug to work properly, you must... Read more »
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Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!

Posted by running4it, 6 Replies
Im suppose to start my regimen tomorrow. I am nervous as hell. I have never taken any medication before. I dont know where to turn. Can someone please give me advice. some hope, some assurance that I will be ok? I have that hardest time swallowing... Read more »

cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual basis....thanks Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

One Pill a Day?

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...One-pill HIV regimen submitted for FDA review Gilead Sciences and Bristol-Myers Squibb on Thursday submitted for review to the Food and Drug Administration their once-daily anti-HIV pill that contains a full three-drug regimen. The tablet... Read more »