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Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

What About Drug Resistance? Whenever you take medication, be sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, they might change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you are taking medications. When this happens, the drug will stop working. This is called "developing resistance" to the drug. For example, if you are taking dapsone to fight PCP...
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Expiratioin of Dapsone

Greetings again doc. Thanks for all your help in the past questions I've had. Ok, so I had to go off of my HAART, Truvada and Lexiva because of stomach issues, but that has been resolved thankfully. CD4's are in the 100's and VL of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. I would advise not taking expired medications.2. As you have no history of allergy to Bactrim, I would advise you fill the prescription and take it as directed. The overall risk of drug allergy to Bactrim remains small.3. I agree you need... Read more »

fluconazole and Dapsone duration

Dear dr. YoungI'm 43-years old and i was diagnosed at 1-15-2013. Cryptoccocal meningitis was the first manifestation of my disease. CD4 at dx. was 20 and VL 33.000. i was treated with conventional Amphotericin (failed) and than with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Seems like you're making a great recovery from very advanced HIV/AIDS.Your question is when secondary prophylaxis for cryptococcal meningitis and pneumocystis can be safely discontinued. With regard to the first,... Read more »

Dapsone contents

Is sulfurnomide an ingredient in Dapsone? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Though Dapsone and the sulfonamides both work by inhibiting the same enzyme, sulfonamides are an entirely different chemical than Dapsone. There is no sulfonamide in Dapsone.BY... Read more »

dapsone, does it work?

Dr. Dave,Does this drug, Dapsone, work? If so what exactly is it supposed to do and does it do this?Martin...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Martin-Dapsone is an antibiotic that is used mostly as an alternative to trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Septra or Bactrim) to prevent or treat Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP).People with allergies to sulfa containing medications such as... Read more »
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I AM AT WITS END WITH PCP PREVENTION

Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
I have used Bactrim only to discover that I'm allergic to sulfabiotics; finding out the hard way was not fun. I switched to Dapsone and within a week I had hives again, at that point I decided to switch doctors because I was also dealing with a... Read more »

ICQ? hiv+85/aids91

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ICQ? hiv+85/aids91: want contact w/PWAs w/neurological probs more
than OIs (Opportunistic Infections).

I was infected w/hiv in 6/85 by a man who had forged hospital
records to show he was hiv-, when he... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

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World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Lies and Pharmogenocide: Iatrogenic 'AIDS' ('AIDS' caused by anti-retroviral' drugs).

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The Bell is Ringing-Bells4AIDS-World AIDS Day

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A MILLION BELLS RINGING ON DECEMBER 1 World AIDS Day!

"The Bell is Ringing" is a grassroots initiative of concerned individuals, who decided to mobilize communities and individuals from around the world to join a united effort to raise awareness to... Read more »