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Dapsone Medication For Hiv Patients

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Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...Is PCP? How Is PCP Treated? Can PCP Be Prevented? Which Drug Is Best? The Bottom Line What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment, over 85% of people with HIV would eventually develop PCP. It has been the major killer of people with HIV. Although PCP is now almost entirely preventable and treatable, it still causes death in...
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Dr. Bob, you are ignoring my question, a cry for help from Dallas downtown, so that you could hear in San Francisco.

Dr. Bob, I had taken Dapsone, 15 years ago for treating a skin condition for about 3 years, mixed with another pill and in between periods of prednisone pill. So i got scared about all this, mainly the prednisone, and then i doubted the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your concerns are completely unwarranted. Medications that you took years ago would not affect recent HIV test results.1. No.2. Your current tests would indicate you never had HSV-1/HSV-2.3. No.Dr. Bob Read more »

Allegra & Omnicef: Any Interactions With Truvada & Sustiva?

The patient saw a primary care doctor for a referral to an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist to have his vocal cords examined for nodes or polyps (he is a singer). The primary care doctor examined the patient's nasal passages and prescribed Claritin for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Drug interactions can be a significant (sometimes unknown) issue that affects the potency of HIV medications or side effects. There are a number of drug interactions calculators available. I often rely on the one supplied Read more »

dapsone

hi, i and thank you for for your attention., i im taking dapson but i would like to know about the side efects on this drug i ll appreciate this and thank you again
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Dapsone is used in the setting of HIV infecition particlarly for prevention of Pneumocystis pneumonia in persons intolerant to standard Read more »

Donepezil (Aricept) continued use for ADC

I have a question about Donepezil, (Aricept) for Aids Dementia Complex patients. Will they always need to take this medication, or is it subject to decreases in their viral load/increases in their T-Cells, (like Dapsone or other preventative...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...under study for the treatment of AIDS dementia complex. Responses are variable. For many patients who respond well to their HIV treatment drugs targeting the AIDS dementia complex may be stopped if improvement is observed, For further details I... Read more »
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Effects of Atovaquone (A) Versus Dapsone (D) in the Prevention of PCP for Patients Intolerant to Trimetheoprim-Sulfa

...theCommunity Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS and the AIDS ClinicalTrials Group about the use of Atovaquone (A) versus Dapsone (D) in theprevention of PCP for patients intolerant to trimetheoprim-Sulfa. The studyrandomized 1,057 patients... Read more »
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Pentamidine

...treat active PCP. What Is PCP? PCP (or pneumocystis pneumonia) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment, over 85% of people with HIV would eventually develop PCP. It has been the major killer of people... Read more »
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Zerit

...Potential drug interactions: When used in combination with Zerit, drugs such as Fungizone (amphotericin B), Foscavir (foscarnet), dapsone, and some drugs used to treat HIV may increase the risk of developing peripheral neuropathy. Cytovene... Read more »
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Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

... What Is Dapsone? Why Do People With HIV Take Dapsone? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Dapsone Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Dapsone React With Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

Cost of Meds

Posted by Doyle, 6 Replies
...Just curious as to how much Hiv meds cost. I get mine free but was curious as to where i could find a list of the meds and the price of them. Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... To Whom It May Concern: RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our Read more »