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Will My HIV Drugs Stop Working

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Get the Facts
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Table of Contents Introduction How Drugs Are Metabolized Drugs That Slow Down Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug 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 take the correct dose so thatyou have the...
Ask the Experts

Been On Fuzeon

Been on Fuzeon for 2 years and now my cd4 dropped again from 413 to 300 and viral load went from 2300 to 100,000 doctors are thinking of changing my meds again should I let them change them and if we decide to come off the fuzeon can I go bCK ON THEM
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...They could actually do a combination of both to determine your next best treatment plan. These test show if there are better HIV drugs that would work on the virus to stop it from growing. Fuzeon unfortunately like most HIV drugs can stop... Read more »

Viral Load Blip/Drug Change/Working = Fatigue (BLIPS, 2009)

Dr. Frascino,First of all I have read many of your responses to various questions and I love the wit,and more importantly, the detail and the time you take in answering the questions. I have learned alot and I thank you. I just read the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Frascino Hi, Unfortunately no one can give you a definitive answer to your question. The reason is that the newer, more effective HIV medications haven't been around long enough for us to know! HIV is never really "dormant." Certainly you can... Read more »

I work weekend nights

I just started atripla my first drug regiment iam new hiv+.during the week iam off. i work 7pm to 7am sat and sun.i will be taking the drug at 5pm every day what effects will it have when iam up sat night and sunday?possible side effects.can i stop...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...load was undetectable, rather than during the first days of your treatment.I definitely would NOT recommend that you stop your HIV medications on Sat and Sundays- this is a foolish idea that would place you at very significant risk of premature... Read more »

HIV+ Live and Work in Mexico

I am planning a move to Mexico to live and work. Almost 7 years positive and things under good control. I recently changed meds to Atripla. My question is can I get Atripla in Mexico and what can I expect to pay per month?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.In general, the standard of care for HIV in Mexico is quite good. Most HIV medications available in the US are available in Mexico, but Atripla isn't. The good news is that all the components of Atripla are available-- Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

How HIV Drugs Work

...this stage of the virus. Once proviral DNA has been integrated into the body's natural DNA, HIV becomes a lifelong infection. HIV drugs provide the body with a strong defense against the reproduction of HIV; however, they do not kill the virus.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

How HIV Drugs Work 101

...destroys the medication before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. [See " Adherence 101 " and " To Start or Not Start? "] Some HIV drugs will require closer monitoring, and sometimes dose reductions, to decrease the risk of side effects or toxic... Read more »
Body Positive

Choose HIV Drugs That Work for You

... Ever hit a restaurant with a menu bigger than your apartment? You need food, but the choices are staggering. HIV drugs are similar. Current information empowers consumers to make "informed" choices when choosing HIV drugs. Know Your... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

We Need to Know More about How HIV Drugs Work in Women

Community advocates routinely remind clinical trial sponsors how important it is to insure that drugs are studied in women. Trial sponsors routinely say they agree and want to do better as they recite the percentages of women in their studies. The... Read more »
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Posted by stevetrip, 3 Replies
I've seen a post on SaveADAP that says theresee "Rutger's may have stopped HIV" by Gary Karch. "The drugs called DAPY's mimic the virus by changing shape which enables it to interfere with the way HIV attacks the immune system. It sounds... Read more »

scared, confused, nightsweats, thrush-not tested

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I feel fine, thinking of testing, have present symtoms of night sweats-not heavy and some thrush- I'm so scared- Read more »