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AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

What Is Atazanavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Atazanavir was approved by the FDA in 2003. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under...
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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
...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 hormonally induced symptoms. Your HIV specialist physician should be well versed on significant drug-drug... 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 Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...under the curve (AUC), a measure of the body's overall exposure to a drug between two doses. When antiretrovirals and hormonal contraceptive agents are combined, drug interactions may change the AUC of the hormonal contraceptives. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...respond to treatment. Areas of Future Viral Load Research Researchers are looking into whether reproductive hormones, contraceptives, and immune cells influence viral loads in women. One study found that certain cells in women produced more... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...Woman Wants to Get Pregnant? Some of the microbicides being studied would allow a woman to get pregnant. These are called non-contraceptive microbicides. They would offer women the option of getting pregnant while still protecting themselves... Read more »
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DHEA

...have levels of DHEA that are unusually low. DHEA has been used in the last thirty years or so to treat obesity, diabetes, and lupus. It has also been found to improve sleep. Many people who have taken DHEA report improved energy levels and a... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
...its kind in the world. The programme has achieved national coverage and currently promotes and distributes the bulk of modern contraceptives used in Nigeria for the purposes of family planning and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases,... Read more »

Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and Read more »

Hormones

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can being on one's period affect the outcome of a rapid result test, i.e. due to extra hormones in the bloodstream? Read more »