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Dosage Of Megace Drug For Hiv Patients

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Marinol vs. Megace

i just had a visit. CD4 count is 180 and viral load is less than 400.I am horrified at losing weight. I am and have always been a petite woman(even after the births of 3 children)I have tried Megace and it seems to work well in terms of assisting...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Both marinol and megace are appetite stimnulants which generally help people with HIV gain weight. Both are reasonably safe; marinol has very few side effects other than a "buzz" that some people feel with higher doses. I don't... Read more »

using megace

I just recently started my HIV meds. I am on sustiva and Truvada. I am also taking TB drugs that... Read more »

megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

me-JES-trole Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Other Name(s): Acetato de megestrol, Megestrol Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenyan HIV/AIDS Patients Face Periodic Shortages of Drugs, Hampering Treatment

Kenyan HIV patients have faced periodic shortages of critical drugs over the past six months, hampering their treatment and threatening to create drug-resistant strains of the virus, an advocacy group said Tuesday. Those few patients who can afford... Read more »
Merck & Co., Inc.

Important Drug Warning: Results of Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Volunteers Given Victrelis (Boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted HIV Protease Inhibitors May Indicate Clinically Significant Drug Interactions for Patients Coinfected With Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV

Dear Health Care Professional, The purpose of this communication is to inform you of recent pharmacokinetic study results evaluating drug interactions between VICTRELIS, an oral chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. HIV Patients, Not-for-Profit Groups Donate Unused Antiretroviral Drugs to Patients in Developing Countries

Some HIV-positive people in the United States are donating unused antiretroviral drugs to people living with the disease in developing countries to help "piece together" their treatment regimens, the AP/ New York Times reports. Some... Read more »
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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 »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations
The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »