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Dtc And Hiv

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Ask the Experts

PEP and Window Period

Dr. HolodniyI had a recent medium-risk exposure to HIV. I started PEP (with AZT and 3DTC) within 16 hours. I am scheduled for a viral load test 28 days after the exposure (as well as a antibody test). I am anxious to know if:1) The PEP is likely to...
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
This is a new emerging field in HIV diagnostics, and as such there is not alot of data out there. There have been false positive viral load tests in uninfected people. We don't know what AZT/3TC will do to viral load. A DNA PCR might be the way... Read more »
Project Inform

The Crisis in Drug Pricing

Introduction Federal Price Controls Purchasing Drugs at Lower Prices Through Other Countries Changes in Patent Laws Other Methods of Drug Research Action to Break Patent Protection The Bottom Line: Will Anything Work? Final Comment ... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Critical Look at Pharmaceutical Ads

Last April, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified eight drug makers that they must revise "misleading" ads for HIV medications. Complaints, primarily from California AIDS activists, AIDS service organizations, and the San Francisco... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Paying for Life

The Increasing Cost of Health Care Why Is Price a Problem? Have I Got a Deal for You! Risky Business: The Case of T-20 The Best Is Not Good Enough Other Factors Affecting Price ADAP in Crisis Pressure Politics Drug Pricing Key Terms ... Read more »