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Drugs Used For Hiv Treatment

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Recreational drugs and HIV treatment

I am starting treatment for the first time this week -- I will be taking Combivir and Nevirapine. I am a social person and once in a while will use coke, ecstasy, speed, marijuana. Not often....say, once a month on a Saturday night and not in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I am not aware of interactions with this regimen. However, there have been cases of death with ecstasy and ritonavir (Norvir) (Kaletra too) due to an interaction. Speed is not good for the immune system and seems to be associated with viral load... Read more »

HIV Treatment and Street Drugs

OK. There is some type of manual that needs to be out there that tells me what street drugs... Read more »

Does Aciclovir cause drug resistance to A-tripla medication taken for HIV treatment?

I took 5 tablets of Aciclovir for 5 days and since then have no outbreak of herpes in my genitals.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illicit Drug Use and HIV Treatment Outcomes in a U.S. Cohort

... The goal of the current study was to assess the prevalence of illicit drug use and the impact of HIV treatment using multivariable regression of cross-sectional data from participants in the Study of Fat Redistribution and Metabolic Change Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Incarceration Upon Adherence to HIV Treatment Among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users: A Qualitative Study

...indicated that improved health services and coordination with community care providers are needed to enhance the quality of HIV treatment within correctional environments." Back to other news for July 2009 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drug Option for Patients Beginning HIV Treatment Studied

HIV integrase inhibitor raltegravir "is safe and effective for patients beginning treatment against HIV, according to researchers who completed a two-year, multi-site Phase III clinical trial comparing it with standard antiretroviral drugs," the ... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: The Next Best Thing in HIV Treatment?

...effects? Hopefully the results of the current TDM studies will determine if this approach should be used in all people receiving HIV treatment. Back to STEP Perspective Fall 2002 contents page . Read more »
Connect With Others

new hope for possibility of HIV treatment

Posted by lalamma, 3 Replies
This new treatment proposes to successfully control the virus in those infected, destroying a constant region of the virus and thus inactivating it's activity. The treatment may also prevent infection in high risk groups. This has been all over... Read more »

HIV and Treatment Denial

Posted by Deny, 3 Replies
I was told a month ago by my doctor that I was HIV positive and that my cd4 count was 380. My doctor informed me of the various treatments to take if my CD4 drops below 350. I told my doctor that I refuse to take any medications, that I am not... Read more »

Cool video on HIV treatment side effects

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
http://aegis.healthology.com/webcast_transcript.asp?f=hiv&c=hiv_nrtisidefx&b=aegis Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 23 - The combination of the antiretroviral agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators report. Dr. Desmond... Read more »