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Aids Prescription Drugs Hiv Treatment

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS target HIV there. HIV Medications When you start a new drug, you may experience GI symptoms at first such as: Diarrhea Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and tend to go away after the a few days or weeks as your gut gets used to the medicine. HIV-Related Conditions If GI problems occur without a recent change in medication, it's...
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Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and expand the program to Southeast Asia, India, and Eastern Europe, where the pandemic is expanding.Increase Investments for HIV Treatment: Barack Obama is committed to increasing U.S. investments in the capacity building needed to ensure that... Read more »

A friend is HIV + In Treatment

A friend is in treatment for HIV he takes 3 Meds.. Sustiva, Viracept, and Combivir, He is losing his medical insurance... thanks to Arizona's policies on income and their Health care cost containment system.. How can he afford to continue his...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Does he qualify for Medicare benefits? If so, he would qualify for the Medicare prescription drug card which would make the meds more affordable. Another option would be to check into local AIDS assistance programs to see if they could help him... Read more »

HIV treatment

Sir,can antirectoviral drugs be taking to prevent HIV infection.John
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of sexual partners, HIV counseling and testing, condom use, use of sterile syringes, and other prevention measures. How would HIV treatment drugs work to protect against HIV infection? The concept of providing a preventive before exposure to an... Read more »

Can using poppers be harmful if you have HIV?

is it dangerous to use poppers if you are hiv +?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.Most of the research reports regarding poppers (Amyl Nitrates and Amyl Nitrites) have linked their use to an increased risk for acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This includes an increased... Read more »

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ... Read more »

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva),... Read more »

An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Combivir Other Name(s): Lamivudina/ zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Combivir, is a combination of the two antiretroviral drugs: lamivudine... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...the medical problems facing HIV-positive people have more to do with diseases of aging than HIV-related illnesses. Starting HIV treatment before your CD4 cell count falls to 350 cuts the risk of HIV-related and non-HIV-related illnesses. Recent... Read more »
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New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...helpful for people with resistance to many existing protease inhibitors. But although they eagerly await TMC114's approval, many HIV treatment advocates are also worried: Given how expensive HIV treatment has become in recent years, they are... Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
I will keep my story pretty short. March 20th 2006 I found out I was positive. My CD4 was 336 and my viral load was 55,000. August 14th I take some more labs and had not been able to go back to the doctor until today October 30th. I found out my... Read more »

International News About Abbott's Price Gouging

Posted by BabyPeanut
...but is used extensively in small doses to boost the potency of some Aids combination-drug therapies. The value of Norvir in HIV treatment has increased dramatically since it launched several years ago, Brotz said. The new price of Norvir... Read more »

traveling with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Traveling with HIV I got a new job where I will be traveling a little bit in Europe. Of course I won't tell the airlines or customs that I have HIV but I will be carrying medications. Does anyone have any experience with this? Can they stop me... Read more »