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Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...300 mg plus 100 mg of ritonavir, once a day. Patients who cannot tolerate ritonavir should take 400 mg of atazanavir. However, this is not recommended for patients who have taken other HIV medications and experienced treatment failure. Dosing for children at least 6 years old is based on their weight and prior treatment history. For more information see www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/DrugsNew/DrugDetailNT.aspx?int_id=314 . Atazanavir is available in...
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failure rate

when you talk about a failure rate of HIV Meds of 5 percent a year. Does that include those who are not adherent or just patients who faithfully take meds. Also, I'm not good at math but does that mean each year an individual runs the risk of 5...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That general failure rate refers to a population of patients with mixed levels of adherence as well as to the given first drug regimen. Patients who Read more »

People keep asking question about condoms, well let's put it straigth and see !! Quotes from CDC brochures will explain it all (CONDOM EFFICACY, 2009)

Below are quotes from CDC brochures: There have been recent reports of naturally occurring holes in latex that are big enough for HIV to pass through. Why does CDC still recommend condoms to prevent HIV infection? The reports of holes in latex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Using condoms improperly. This is a biggy! You'd be amazed how many studs just don't know how to dress for success! 3. Condom failure. It's rare, but it can happen, especially if one is stingy with the lube. I'll post some questions from the... Read more »

Congratulations !! You are a minority now ... (CONDOM EFFICACY 2009)

Hi Doc, Probably my last query was a bit long. I will cut it short now (Not too short). I had protected sex (condom intact & used with water based jelly) with a chinese pros in Dubai 16 days ago with no oral or kissing. So far I have not experienced...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...occasionally condoms fail (break). Much more frequently people do not use condoms properly. This primarily accounts for the failure rate. Condoms do not have holes! Regarding the 100 couples, they, as you can imagine, were not screwing under... Read more »

HIV and condoms

Hello Dr. Bob! I was curious as to what the risks were of contracting HIV while using a condom. I'm a female who has recently become involved in a sexual relationship with a new boyfriend. He told me he doesn't have any STD's, but I have always been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...occasionally condoms fail (break). Much more frequently people do not use condoms properly. This primarily accounts for the failure rate. Condoms do not have holes! Regarding the 100 couples, they, as you can imagine, were not screwing under... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australians Have "Hit-and-Miss" Approach to Sex

...Institute of Technology University. "Few respondents understood the 'nitty gritty' details of the contraceptives they used, such as failure rates and potential side effects," said doctoral student Alicia Mitic. "A big concern is that even though... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.C. Comprehensive Sex Ed Advocates Seeking Broader Curriculum, Including Information About Contraceptives, STDs

...existing sex education curriculum beyond its "abstinence-until-marriage" focus, which mentions contraceptives only to discuss their failure rates, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. The advocates say that the results of a recent state ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...for a long period of time can cause damage to bones, nerves and muscles. High phosphate levels are most often due to kidney failure. Glucose is sugar, which is broken down in the cells to provide energy. See Fact Sheet 123 for more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...medications are still working. For patients who haven't started taking medications, it helps decide when to start. Virologic failure is defined as a confirmed viral load over 200 copies. CD4 cell counts should be done: When someone first... Read more »
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Know someone who died of PML/Liver Failure?

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...people I know who have been HIV+ for more than 20 years have died of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy(PML) and liver failure. I wonder if anyone else had similiar experience? Cheers, ScotCharles Read more »

Karla

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...but, having said that, I must point out that condoms have very severe limitations in that regard. Study after study has shown failure rates ranging between 35% and 100%. Sexual transmission of diseases is rare, but not impossible. The scare... Read more »

condom failure during menstrual cycle

Posted by vendredisoir, 1 Reply
...of knowing I once again put myself at risk (there was a LOT of alcohol involved, which probably led to the human error condom failure). I was just tested a couple months ago and swore I wouldn't put myself in this position again, that henceforth... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The Failure of Viral Load Tests JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led Read more »