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Combined Oral Contraceptives

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AIDS InfoNet

Etravirine (Intelence)

What Is Etravirine? Who Should Take it? What About Drug Resistance? How Is it Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? What Is Etravirine? Etravirine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Intelence. It is manufactured by Tibotec Pharmaceuticals. Etravirine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from...
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Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best we can offer is relative levels of risk associated with various sexual activities. Check out Table 1 in the CDC document about nPEP. It can be found at www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5402.pdf. However, it's important to note there are many... Read more »

Un protected sex

i was wondering if there was a cream or a gel that is being tested to prevent HIV.. My Boyfriend do not like useing condoms, I am undectable have been for years. I havent missed any of my meds in a very long time, I have a cd4 count of 800 and i am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unprotected sex does place your boyfriend at risk for HIV. The level of risk depends on the type of unprotected sex you are having (oral, vaginal, anal). You can find the CDC estimated per-episode statistical risk for various types of sexual... Read more »

At the end of my rope. Am screaming for help. You are the only person that can. Mommy of Three

Hello My Doctor Bob,This is Mommy of Three. You have no idea how many times I have tried to write this email to you, the only person I have to talk to and SCREAM for help regarding my HIV status. Please, Doctor Bob. I am BAWLING while I try to see...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mommy of Three,That was a lot of information, but I didn't see a specific question, but rather just a cry for help!Regarding your pain, your HIV specialist should be able to refer you to a pain clinic or HIV-knowledgeable neurologist.... Read more »

Thank you My Doctor Bob... Mommy of Three

Thank you so very much for answering my email. You are such a special man and we are so blessed to have you my dear one. Yes, it is a scream for help. The HIV specialists that I am seeing is new and I do not like her nor trust her. She is very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mommy of Three,Any chance of switching to a more compassionate HIV specialist? Check with your local AIDS service organizations to see if they have a recommendation for an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist (pain specialist). You could also ask the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Women Need Annual Cervical Cytology: ACOG Guidelines

...prevent unintended pregnancy among HIV-positive women of child-bearing age. Oral contraceptives are safe for women with HIV, but combined oral contraceptives generally are not recommended for women taking certain antiretroviral therapy, as the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

Table of Contents Introduction The Range of Hormonal Contraceptives Contraceptive Use by Women With HIV Keeping HIV Positive Women Safe Preventing Disease Transmission Making Sure the Drugs Work Questions Remain Weighing... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV/AIDS and Diabetes: Minimizing Risk, Optimizing Care

Recent literature about diabetes and disorders of glucose metabolism in people with HIV/AIDS contains conflicting messages. Some studies indicate an increased risk of diabetes mellitus (generally referred to simply as "diabetes") in people... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Effects of Protease Inhibitors and Other Commonly Used Medications as Determined by Drug Interaction Studies -- Table IV

Dosage Adjustments should be determined by a Physician Drug Category Drug Name InviraseĀ™ Roche saquinavir Recommend NorvirĀ™ Abbott ritonavir ... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

Karla

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I warned you in my last post that if you persisted in being polite, intelligent and rational I would fall in love with you. Like all AIDS apologists you completely ignored my caution and posted yet another charming and well reasoned posting. Well,... Read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
One Womans Story re: HIV and AIDS An error can never become true, however many times you repeat it. The truth can never be wrong even if no one hears it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~ My name is Kim Marie Bannon. I was born in Topeka, Kansas, USA, in... Read more »