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Are Hiv Drugs Effective

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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, drugs have been developed that can treat a wide range of medical problems, including
Ask the Experts

HIV drugs preventing effectiveness of Sculptra?

Three years ago at this time, I was in the middle of 3 individual treatement sessions of Sculptra for facial fat loss, most would have considered severe. At the time, I was on a drug holiday from d4t, 3tc, and Viracept, and the results of the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
We don't have much information about the effect of Sustiva/Truvada in comparison to other newer HIV regimens onthe specific issue of effect on facial atrophy so I can't with any confidence recommend another regimen which would perform better. Many... Read more »

street drugs - adverse side effects with hiv drugs

My Friends and I are going to palm springs in October, we are planning to take an ecstasy. We rarely take the drug and don't plan to make a habit of it. None of use are taking Protease Inhibitors; but all of us take Sustiva and viramune along with...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, sorry to hear its been a bad year... and hope you have a good time. Without too much regret the next morning...As for drug interactions -- the expected interactions between either Sustiva or Viramune would be to decrease the level by some... Read more »

street drugs adverse side effects with hiv drugs.

Dr Bob,My Friends and I are going to palm springs in October,we are planning to take an ecstasy.We rarely take the drug and don't plan to make a habit of it.None of use are taking Protease Inhibitors; but all of us take Sustiva and viramune along...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Guys,Hopefully you were at my talk on Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll the other night. We covered this topic in detail. I would be delighted to review that information with you but we are devoting this forum exclusively to issues of fatigue and... Read more »

effects of HIV drugs on PSA

Have you ever heard of HIVdrugs raising PSA levels?I am currently, since Sept.04been taking Kaletra,Truvadaand Bactrim.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen nothing in the literature or in my own experience to suggest that your regimen should effect the PSA levels. KH Read more »
Articles
PositiveWords

A Woman's View of HIV Drug Side Effects

... HIV drugs help HIV+ people live longer lives with fewer illnesses. But there are potential side effects associated with all of the drugs. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Drug Linked to Serious Liver Side Effects, Health Canada Warns

...(darunavir) that serious liver side effects have been linked to the drug. Prezista is used, in combination with ritonavir and other HIV drugs, for patients who have failed other antiretroviral therapy. Among Prezista patients studied in clinical... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects

Acknowledgements and Credits Introduction Appetite Loss Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy Bone Death and Destruction Avascular Necrosis Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Cardiac Concerns Diarrhea Fatigue ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Drug Kaletra Proves Effective in Five-Year Study

In a five-year study, most patients using Abbott Laboratories' HIV drug Kaletra achieved and maintained undetectable viral levels and did not develop drug resistance. In releasing the study Monday in Chicago at a conference of the American Society... Read more »
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Thai-Chinese Anti-HIV drug 89% effective oppinions

Posted by Anonymous
I've just read this news and I woud like to hear your opinions about it here is the link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/13/content_2328760.htm Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »

rec drugs and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
salut! I have an ex who tested hiv + about 1.5 years ago. What troubles me is that he seems to be treating his body as if he does not have a serious disease. He uses ecstacy/cocain and now has tatooed his body. It almost seems like he has taken the... Read more »

Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed with HIV and based on my income, qualify for ADAP the funded plan to help low income people with their medications. This program will assist with my co-pays. The doctor at Kaiser suggested I enroll in the program. After... Read more »