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Emtriva

Common Name: emtricitabine or FTC Brand Name: Emtriva Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg capsule once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. The dosing needs to be adjusted for people who have decreased kidney function. It is also available as an oral solution; for children 0-3 months the dose is 3 mg per 2.2 lbs....
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hep b treatment

I have been HepB chronic carrier for 25 years, however the last 3 years I have had a viral dna load going up from 69,000 to 250,00 iu. I also had a biospy of my liver and it came back with 0-1 fibrosis, very minimal. So I have been told to avoid...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The hepatitis B treatment guidelines are not recommending treatment based solely on HBV DNA levels alone, particularly in patients with persistently normal liver function tests. I understand why your doctor is concerned because there are some... Read more »

Treatment for experienced Patients

Since my official diagnosis in 1985 I went therough several singular and combination treatments. Currently my viral load is undetectable and T-cell count is at 400 level and slowly declining. To improve my T-cell count I'm thinking of adding an...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.There is no evidence to suggest that adding a medicine to a regimen that has kept the viral load undetectable would help increase the Cd4 count. It has been observed that treatment with a protease inhibitor based treatment... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I totally disagree with your doctor. I have discussed the "Swiss Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special... Read more »
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Viread

Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without... Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work! This is maybe not the right place to do this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long... Read more »

Persistent Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. I have posted before and would like to ask again about symptoms. I have had for over 1 month now swollen glands on and off, fever daily, headache daily, fatigue, on going sinus infection. I have been to the doctors and have gone through the... Read more »

Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
This article Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »