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Effects Of Stopping Megace

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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? Good/Bad?

I was reading a question that was asked on your panel. About Megace and weight gain. I am a... Read more »

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Microbicide Trials Network Stops Tenofovir Arm of Study After Findings Show Drug Less Effective Than Anticipated

"The Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), which is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, [on Wednesday] announced that it decided to stop one arm of a study involving more than 5,000 women in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Uganda" after "an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effort Seeks to Help Schools Prevent Sex Violence

Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are helping launch an awareness campaign aimed at stopping school-based sexual violence. "Students across the country deserve the safest possible environment in which to learn. That's why... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test Stops Dangerous Reaction in HIV Patients

A simple blood test can predict which patients are likely to experience dangerous side effects when taking the AIDS drug Ziagen (abacavir), according to research presented Wednesday at the 4th International AIDS Society Conference in Sydney. During... Read more »
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stopping hiv meds

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My doctor yesterday threw me for a loop when he asked me about stopping my meds. I have been HIV+ since 1989 with a viral load of 200 or under and a T cell count of over 1100. These numbers have remained relatively consistent for years. Does anyone... Read more »

Stopping treatment?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Hi, it's me again. I have a question.. I've been on PEP for exactly 5 days and 4 hours. I accidentally punctured myself with a needle after trying to take a blood sample from a 4-year old boy (who seems to be fine but there's always some risk I... Read more »

Am I the only one wha has decided to stop MEDS?

Posted by crizrink, 5 Replies
I have taken control of my life and stopped all medications 1.5 years ago. I can not get ANY medical proffesional to support my decision!! When is mention that I want "PALLATIVE" care they get this grimace look on the faces (it is kind of funny... Read more »