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Didanosine Proper Use And Handling

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AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...Didanosine React With Other Drugs? What Is Didanosine? ddI (Videx) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and by Barr Laboratories. Didanosine is also known as ddI or dideoxyinosine. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Didanosine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse...
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Hep B & C risk from mailbox handle at the post office

I e-mailed this question a few hours ago but I needed to give more detail so you can answer the question with more accurately.I went to mail a letter at the post office & I had a cut on the top of my left ring finger cuticle. The nail was at the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider this a risk and would not recommend testing. Read more »

Urinal handle (with a twist)

Dr. Bob;I scoured the archive and read all the urinal questions but mine has a twist. Apologies if it is a dumb question.Yesterday in my office building I used the urinal.I then went to the stall (without washing my hands) as I have been having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cross-country on Southwest Airlines. The chances HIV would travel from the penis of someone using your office urinal onto the urinal handle and then onto your hand (by subsequently flushing the urinal with the same handle) and then from your hand... Read more »

How do I handle

My mother was diagonsed with HIV over 20 years ago. I know she has AIDS now but I am not sure how long, it is at least 5 years. She keeps me out of the loop with most of her medical information until I accidentially find out by looking through some...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I suggest asking her if you could accompany her to her next clinic visit to raise the concerns about her mental status/functioning with her HIV specialist. KH Read more »

Is my body handling the virus well?

I recently received my lab results back and everything seemed to be OK. My CD4 count is at 610 and my viral load is at 26,000. My doctor says he thinks my immune system is handling the virus well and that I don't need to start medication at this...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I agree with your doctor that you don't need meds at this point. Your CD4 count is in the normal range. However, your viral load is in the low moderate range. This means in the absence of meds your CD4 count will begin to decline over time. In... Read more »

An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

... Brand Name: Videx EC, Videx Other Name(s): BMY 40900, BRN 3619529, CCRIS 805, Didanosina, Dideoxyinosine, HSDB 6548, ddI Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Didanosine, also known as ddI or Videx, is a type of... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...side effects, women seem to benefit as much from HIV therapy as men. No changes in dosing have been recommended for women. In addition to the side effects listed below, you can find more information on other possible side effects in the ... Read more »
The Body

"You Can't Handle the Truth!": Gay Men and HIV Education

...or otherwise come up with unintended results." Advertisement HIV educators, it seemed, thought we gay men couldn't handle the truth. I wonder, though, whether it isn't the other way around. Maybe it's HIV educators who can't handle... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...They are spread by contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common... Read more »
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I don't know how to handle this

Posted by magis333, 3 Replies
...through. To me the worst part of it all is he still wants to be friends. This is something I don't know how to deal with or handle. Read more »

I urge your kind/prompt reply !!! PLZ Cant handle

Posted by radicalhonesty, 2 Replies
...have no symptom at all except feeling down and have no appetite to go out and meet people, i feel lazy. by the way this is additional info: that i met my girlfriend abroad while i was in business trip working and a small description about my... Read more »

Don't really know how to handles

Posted by worried09, 3 Replies
...Could someone please tell me how to handle this I am positive and this is all new to me.I have been taken my meds and now i'm undetectable by the Grace of God, but I am Read more »

I dont know if I can handle this!!!!!!!

Posted by deda, 5 Replies
I am 26 years old, i was diagnosed 2 years ago. until now i have been in denial. wondering how this cold happen to me. luckily i have had 2 healthy children since then. but i dont know how to deal with it. i dont like taking meds, i still feel like... Read more »