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Missed Dose After Starting HIV Medication

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Starting HIV Treatment

First Things First Choosing an HIV Drug Regimen Resistance Sequencing Adherence Dosing Schedule Taking Your Pills Side Effects Putting It All Together First Things First When you and your health care provider decide the time is right for you tostart treatment, there are things you can do to set yourself up for success.The first step is to think positively. Having the right attitude going in willhelp you get the most out...
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Missed Doses of Atripla?

I was diagnosed with HIV 2 months ago after being hospitalized and treated for Pnemonia and Anemia. Then I started my Atripla after being discharge. However, I don't know my CD4 because my doctor will check it after 3 mo of taking Atripla. I...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Yes, you should worry, any interruption in your ART is undesirable and may lead to drug resistance, and this is moreso during the first 6 months of treatment when you are likely to have a higher viral load. I suggest that you do anything possible... Read more »

missing some pep doses due to vomiting

Hi. Am highly pleased with the support you offer. I recently had a low risk hiv exposure. I decided to take pep course which i have tried stricktly to adhere to it. Am on my 7th day and i believe il make it to the 28th day. Unfortunately i had a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I've got a number of questions, starting with why your on PEP if you only had a low risk exposure? What was your exposure? What medications are you taking? The <a... Read more »

Missed doses

Dear Doctor,I'm on treatment (Darunavir+ritonavir+truvada+raltegravir)since october '07 and I'm undetectable since december '07. I've never forgotten to take my meds but yesterday night I forgot to take them. In the morning...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
First, you did the right thing to take the full dose as soon as you recognized the lapse.A single missed dose is less likely to lead to drug resistance in people who, like you, have achieved an undetectable viral load, as compared to individuals who... Read more »

missed 2 doses of Atripla

Hi Doctor,I am writing to you because i'm getting quite concerned about having taken a dose of Atripla 15 hours late last week and then missed two consecutive doses for the past two days. I am visiting my family abroad and i have contracted...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello A and thanks for posting.I wouldn't think that the 2 missed doses of your medications should cause any problems. No need to get early follow up testing at all.Hope that the norovirus is resolving.Safe travels,BY... Read more »
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Missing on a dose

Posted by hivstudent, 1 Reply
I am on Kivexa(Epz) and Isentrees (twice a day), I take the Isentress one at 10:30am and one at 10:30pm with the Kivexa, I always try my best to be right on time, but today this morning for some reason I could not wake up to the alarm, and I missed... Read more »

To start or not to start.........

Posted by ameoli, 3 Replies
Hello all ~

Brand new member here. My father was diagnosed just over a year ago, and has not yet started meds. Within that time he moved to another city, and found a new doc. The first doc told him to wait as long as possible before starting meds,... Read more »

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It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »

Low-Dose Naltrexone

Posted by renevatio, 1 Reply
Hello all-

I am newly diagnosed, and just getting into the process of researching all about HIV and potential alternative treatments. I am a voracious reader and spend a good bit of time each day reading papers and digging up info on my new internal... Read more »