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Can Dapsone Help With HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

... What Is Dapsone? Why Do People With HIV Take Dapsone? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Dapsone Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Dapsone React With Other Drugs? What Is Dapsone? Dapsone is an antibiotic drug. It is
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Thromboyctopenia

Poz since 1995 and now on no meds due to uncontrollable gi side effects. Counts very good. However extreme fatigue has returned since being off meds and interfering in my ability to work full time. Also the virus has once again attacked my platelets...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have had many patients do well for years with a low platelet count. Dapsone sometimes helpful. HIV Rx can help as you mentioned (there are some new drugs in the pipeline that may have less GI problems). Read more »

Dr. Bob, you are ignoring my question, a cry for help from Dallas downtown, so that you could hear in San Francisco.

Dr. Bob, I had taken Dapsone, 15 years ago for treating a skin condition for about 3 years, mixed with another pill and in between periods of prednisone pill. So i got scared about all this, mainly the prednisone, and then i doubted the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your concerns are completely unwarranted. Medications that you took years ago would not affect recent HIV test results.1. No.2. Your current tests would indicate you never had HSV-1/HSV-2.3. No.Dr. Bob Read more »

Expiratioin of Dapsone

Greetings again doc. Thanks for all your help in the past questions I've had. Ok, so I had to go off of my HAART, Truvada and Lexiva because of stomach issues, but that has been resolved thankfully. CD4's are in the 100's and VL of 30,000. Question...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. I would advise not taking expired medications.2. As you have no history of allergy to Bactrim, I would advise you fill the prescription and take it as directed. The overall risk of drug allergy to Bactrim remains small.3. I agree you need... Read more »

Hair loss

I am a healthy 35 year old female and never had a problem with Hiv; until now. I am currently taking Norvir, Isentress, dapsone, Prezista and Intelence. I have hair loss really bad. I am undetectable with a CD4 of 179. I have had it for 14 years...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...some of the newer HIV meds you are taking (darunavir, etravirine, and raltegravir). I also haven't seen much hair loss from dapsone (hopefully that drug can be stopped if CD4 count recovers further). Hair loss can be a complicated matter-often... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

...the dose to the full amount. Vitamin C may help in cases of allergic reactions to Bactrim. Another option is to use the drug Dapsone (see Fact Sheet 533 ). TMP/SMX can also make you sensitive to sunlight. If thisoccurs, use sun block on your... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

... Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci )... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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GINSENG and other antioident

Posted by AaronK, 2 Replies
...I dont wanna mix meds but can red panax ginseng be mixed with norvir, truvada and presita, dapsone? ... i heard that it makes people on antidepression meds... have a manic episode... and other effects... anyways... i like eating Read more »

need some help

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
...hello all, recently, I just received my HIV lab result. My viral load is about 1.492 and CD 4 around 34 % of CD 3 and 349 uL is that a good number? anyone of you think Read more »

Insurance question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was just diagnosed along with two children. What is this going to cost per year. I have decent insurance, but wanted a ball park! Read more »

Cost of Meds

Posted by Doyle, 6 Replies
...Just curious as to how much Hiv meds cost. I get mine free but was curious as to where i could find a list of the meds and the price of them. Read more »