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Do People Use Prezista With Combivir

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... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed assistance to those who are uninsured and underinsured, or are being adversely
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2ND TIME ASKING, NO RESPONSE THE 1ST TIME

I am on isentress and truvada once again! It's going on the 3rd week since I've been on it again. I am feeling more tired then usual since I've back on meds. I also changed my anti depressant from pristiq to Wellburtin, I'm hoping that was a wise...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months and I heard Wellbutrin would be a good switch but my insurance company will only approve the generic form which most people say it's not as effective as the Brand name. However, I think I need good help! right after I started my HIV MEDS... Read more »

Atripla or Truvada/Kaletra for lipo concerns

I have beginings of lipoatrophy and am very upset. My doc briefly mentioned Atripla or Truvada/Kaletra instead of what I'm on: Combivir/Sustiva. Which one is better for fat? I feel compelled to take aggressive action against this problem. Have u...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin, part of Atripla) vs lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), one large ACTG study called 5142 showed that persons initiating HIV treatment with the boosted PI (Kaletra) were significantly less likely to develop fat loss than... Read more »

why would i get kaletra and prezista (?) for exposure only?

is it normal to receive a regimen of kaletra (2 tabs 2 times a day) along with what i think is prezista (big orange pill) just to reduce my chances of contracting hiv after exposure? how long would you thnk is normal for sucha regimen?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thank you for your post.Since Prezista (darunavir) and Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) are both HIV protease inhibitors, there is rarely any circumstance where both would Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and toxicities (anemia, lipoatrophy, etc.). Certainly the old adage, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," may apply. However, personally I think there are much better (more potent, better tolerated, more convenient) regimens available today... Read more »
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HIV Treatment Guidelines

...together a set of HIV treatment guidelines. Theguidelines provide a lot of useful information to help health care providersand HIV+ people make decisions about when to start, when to stop, and when tochange HIV medications. It also helps... Read more »
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Truvada

...Viread and 200 mg Emtriva) once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney function. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...levels of a muscle enzyme calledcreatine kinase Special Considerations: Should be used with caution by people who are at increasedrisk for muscle problems like myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Contact your healthcare provider if... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...lifecycle can prevent most of theproduction of new HIV. Most importantly, it means slower disease progressionand longer life for people living with HIV (HIV+ people). The Bottom Line Currently five classes of HIV drugs target four steps of... Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...work around it. School isn't everyday, Work has to have a easy access to restrooms, and my friends can help me. I am not a GAY person.... I am a heterosexual Male that loves to bang hot girls... with perky tits and nice tight pussy... But finding... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Prezista + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
...So I took my first dose of meds last night. My doctor started me on this combo: Prezista (darunavir), two 300mg tabs, plus Norvir (ritonavir), one 100mg soft gelcap, plus Truvada (emtricitabine+tenofavir) one 200mg/300mg Read more »

Splitting Prezista 600mg into thirds...

Posted by lovelife, 2 Replies
...I need to take Prezista 800mg. If I have only Prezista 600mg, can I brake the pill into thirds so I can take one 600mg and then add 200mg more from Read more »