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Drug Level Testing

What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also...
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Ok, Mr. Dr. Al Cohen

Dear Al:Should an infected person start HIV meds within a year of infection? My HIV+ girlfriend says "no" and should wait until CD4 cells hit 350. And should we use condoms since both are infected?Thanks Al,Bo Bo...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
OK Mr o Bo. (Assuming you prefer first names with the first letter deleted?) Here goes.Starting treatment within a year of infection vs waiting is not an easy choice to just simply pick the winner of these two -- as there are pros and cons to... Read more »

Ok,Mr. Dr. Al Cohen, it's Bo Bo Part II

Dr. Cohen: Thank you for your swift answer to my first posting. Now I have several questions for you: 1) is the window of opportunity set within six months for all HIV+ people without genetic compostion taken into consideration; 2) does...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Well, O bo - here goes. Lotsa follow up questions so i reposted your questions with some thoughts below them.1) is the window of opportunity set within six months for all HIV+ people without genetic compostion taken into consideration; This... Read more »

Selective Piece et al

I won't post a long and incisive vitriolic diatribe regarding the bitter, ungrateful, judgemental, distasteful, unpalatable, aggrieved, nasty, pessimistic, unpleasant, hostile, virulent, contentious, aggressive and repugnant shi*head who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Mike,Thanks for your support! If you ever lose your day job, I'll bet there's a position waiting for you at Roget's Thesaurus and Company.Be well Mike.Dr. BobRE: Dr. Bob is a selective pieceJun 28, 2008 To the misguided miscreant... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had... Read more »
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Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

Brave's HIV/AIDS Support Group Huntsville,AL

Posted by Bravew, 1 Reply
my name is Bravewolf I recently moved to Huntsville,Al again
from Pensacola,Fl to start up an HIV/AIDS Support Group for
Gay Men who are living with HIV or AIDS because I've lost two great friends due to Aids. I was Certified by the State of
Florida to... Read more »

A Quien le creo al 1 o 2 ?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
A que Doctor Santana le creo al 1 o al 2

1) Respuesta del Dr. Santana (28 junio 2004)(foro La Prueba del VIH ) (Periodo ventana)

Estimado Amigo:

No se donde leyo el articulo que senala el periodo de ventana de 3-6 meses. Esto es totalmente falso. El... Read more »

Attitudes on HIV Drugs Revealed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Michael Carter

Lipodystrophy too high a price for two years of extra life, say patients

The majority of HIV-positive Californians would be prepared to have their life expectancy shortened by over two years if it meant avoiding the disfigurement of... Read more »