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Generic Hiv Medications

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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe virus from reproducing (making copies of itself). When HIV cannotreproduce, it cannot infect
Ask the Experts

drugs and hiv medication

does the casual use of cocaine , meth , etc.slow down the hiv medication treatement ; ie. atripla ?the viral load reduction with atripla seemed to have slowed down during some weeks of drug use ....any knowledge of this ?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...There are few data available on the interaction between the HIV medications and drugs that are abused, e.g. cocaine and methamphetamine. Drug interactions with methadone have been studied extensively, Read more »

Party Drugs and HIV Medication

My partner (53 yo male) was tested positive in Jan with CD4 cell count below 200 and viral count over 100,000. He started the HIV medication since mid-Feb, containing a regimen of VIDEX EC, AZT and STOCRIN. He also needs to take TENOMIN, TELFAST and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...with increased risk to transmit and acquire drug resistant virus. Party drug use has also been associated with missing doses of HIV drugs. There is some safety concern about use of ectasy and GHB with efavirenz. Use of poppers and Viagra... Read more »

Generic HIV meds?

I've read that certain countries are starting to produce generic HIV medication. When will generic medications be available in the US?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
When they start placing space heaters in purgatory! Actually, there are generic HIV meds in the US now. Both AZT and ddI became available in generic formulation once their patents ran out. Otehr will follow suit but it will take years to get the... Read more »

Generic versus Proprietory Drugs

HiI come from a country where HIV people are looked down upon and meds very expensive. HIV patients are treated as less than humans.My question is: are generic meds just the same as proprietory ones? I am thinking of going to Thailand for treatment...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post.I agree with you that access to HIV and medications is a global problem.Generic HIV medications in Thailand are typically certified by international organizations and as such, would be equivalent to name-branded ones in the Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thailand Plans to Provide Generic Antiretroviral Medications to 300,000 HIV-Positive Individuals in Two Years

Thailand plans to have the ability to provide generic antiretroviral medications to 300,000 HIV-positive individuals within two years, according to Isaraet Gosriwatana, international sales manager for the Government Pharmaceutical Organization in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Trade Organization Upholds 2003 Waiver Allowing Developing Countries to Import Generic HIV/AIDS Medications

The World Trade Organization general council on Tuesday agreed to make permanent a 2003 waiver that allows developing countries to issue compulsory licenses in order to import generic drugs for diseases such as HIV/AIDS if a country confirms that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Formally Accepts WTO Amendment Allowing Developing Countries to Import Generic HIV/AIDS Medications

The U.S. on Saturday formally accepted an amendment to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights that allows developing countries to issue compulsory licenses to import generic drugs for... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as... Read more »
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long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »

Free Hiv meds(generic) in Malaysia and Thailand?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of drug are available over there? I've done some googling and apparently both Malaysia as well Thailand are dispensing Hiv medications for free over there (generic). Read more »

rec drugs and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
salut! I have an ex who tested hiv + about 1.5 years ago. What troubles me is that he seems to be treating his body as if he does not have a serious disease. He uses ecstacy/cocain and now has tatooed his body. It almost seems like he has taken the... Read more »

Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed with HIV and based on my income, qualify for ADAP the funded plan to help low income people with their medications. This program will assist with my co-pays. The doctor at Kaiser suggested I enroll in the program. After... Read more »