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Can You Gradually Reduce Hiv Medications

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe virus from reproducing (making copies of itself). When HIV cannotreproduce, it cannot infect
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drugs and hiv medication

does the casual use of cocaine , meth , etc.slow down the hiv medication treatement ; ie. atripla ?the viral load reduction with atripla seemed to have slowed down during some weeks of drug use ....any knowledge of this ?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...There are few data available on the interaction between the HIV medications and drugs that are abused, e.g. cocaine and methamphetamine. Drug interactions with methadone have been studied extensively, Read more »

Party Drugs and HIV Medication

My partner (53 yo male) was tested positive in Jan with CD4 cell count below 200 and viral count over 100,000. He started the HIV medication since mid-Feb, containing a regimen of VIDEX EC, AZT and STOCRIN. He also needs to take TENOMIN, TELFAST and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...with increased risk to transmit and acquire drug resistant virus. Party drug use has also been associated with missing doses of HIV drugs. There is some safety concern about use of ectasy and GHB with efavirenz. Use of poppers and Viagra... Read more »

REVENOL TOGETER WITH HIV MEDICATION>IS IT HARMFUL OR BENEFIT

I am giving my partner an immune booster called REVENOL and would like to know if any of the ingredients will diminish the HIV medications strength as I have heard differing ideas.Thank you
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no information suggesting significant drug interactions between Revenol and HIV drugs to my knowledge. Also, there is no scientific information that Revenol actually "boosts" the immune system either! Revenol is Read more »

opiates and HIV medication

My daughter does not take any other drugs then her HIV meds and when she had a UA she was found to have opiates in her system. Is it possible the opiates are found in the meds?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Efavirenz can sometimes cause a false positive test for drugs (usually marijuana)--I am not awawre of any consistent link between a particular HIV drug and a falso positive test for opiate narcotics. If any reader knows of a reference on this... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as... Read more »
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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...adjust the dosage of methadone in some cases. See the Fact Sheets for each of the medications you are taking, and discuss your HIV medications with your methadone counselor and your HIV health care provider. The Bottom Line Drug use is a... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

... Table of Contents Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The Importance of Adherence Starting and Choosing HIV Drugs Barriers to Adherence for Women Overcoming Barriers Adherence Tips Finding Support Strong Drugs to Fight Read more »
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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 »

Drugs for HIV contains ganja?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...,the urine test found out that he consumed ganja. I believe he did not take and i hope someone could tell me if there is any HIV drugs that contain ganja? Read more »