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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...are administered to the patient, stimulating an immune response to the virus. It is in Phase 2a trials. DermaVir by Genetic Immunity modifies a sample of the patient's dendritic cells. It is applied as a liquid under a skin patch. It is in Phase II trials. FIT-06 by FIT Biotech is a therapeutic vaccine. It is administered as an intramuscular injection. It has completed a Phase II trial. GSK 732462 by GlaxoSmithKline is a...
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Do the emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result?

Do emergency contraception pills affect HIV test result? I ate emergency contraception pills on Aug,13,and I did a hiv test on Nov,1. It was about 82days after I took the pills. The result is non-reactive. So, do the pills affect HIV test? Looking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope!Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV + and contraceptives

hi, im HIV+ and recently had an an operation due a an ovarian cyst. The doctor suggested that i take contraceptives to suppress the growht of oestrogen which is causing my periods to be unbearable. He said i must decide between pills and Depo...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello TYZ,There are reports indicating efavirenz (Stocrin) can reduce the levels of some oral contraceptives. This may not be as much of an issue for you, as you are not using the medication for contraception, but rather to regulate Read more »

Warnings about Reyataz and Contraceptives - what about HRT?

Hi Doc,upon reading the recent warnings about Reyataz and contraceptives I wondered if the same applies for Reyataz and Hormone Replacement Therapy? My current regime is Reyataz (300mg), Viramune (200mg - yes it is enough), Viread (1 tablet) and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The concern with estrogens class hormones and protease inhibitors is a potential for altered (decreased) levels of the hormones with less effiacacy. They often be used together in some situations but additional monitoring and sometimes dose... Read more »

oral contraceptives and hiv meds

I am currently taking neverapine and kivexa and would like to know what oral contraceptive is safe to take with the above meds.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Concomitant use of nevirapine and hormonal contraceptives containing ethinyl estradiol may result in decreased plasma concentrations of the contraceptive, thereby making it less effective. Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...still used in resource-limited countries. Other examples of hormonal contraceptives include the combination estrogen/progestin contraceptive patch (Ortho-Evra), a hormone-releasing contraceptive ring worn inside the vagina (NuvaRing), and... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Updates to the Reyataz (Atazanvir) Label

...resistance, dyslipidemia and acne. Coadministration of Reyataz or Reyataz/ritonavir with other hormonal contraceptives (e.g., contraceptive patch, contraceptive vaginal ring, or injectible contraceptives) or oral contraceptives containing... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, November 11, 2010

...Issues: New Tool May Help Predict Success of Hepatitis C Therapy in HIV/HCV-Coinfected People (From Contraceptive Patch No Better Than Pills for Interaction Problems With Protease Inhibitors (From AIDSmeds) ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...lipoatrophy could be irreversible or take a long time to rebuild. The HLA test should never be used to diagnose HSR. Do not use a skin patch test to confirm HSR. Regardless of the results, it is important to monitor the potential for this... Read more »
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Question regarding the white patch on tongue

Posted by shuda, 1 Reply
I dont know as yet if I am HIV +ve or -ve. I have a white streak along the sides my tongue and it is not painful. It can be scraped away easily and I have removed it. I don?t have any other symptoms. I have a habit of chewing tongue and cheek. My... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

oral yeast, am i over it?

Posted by Anonymous
...would i know for sure if i'm over my oral yeast infection? the symptoms i went to the dr for are gone, but i noticed a white patch on my lower gum where my wisdom tooth would have been. it doesn't hurt it just feels kinda raw, i had my wisdom... Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
...Job Listing: Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing The Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing Programme is widely considered to be one of the most successful Read more »