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Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors Integrase Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Antisense Drugs Immune Modulators None of these drugs can kill the HIV virus, but each class slows down the multiplication of the virus (replication) in a particular way. Combination medications: Some manufacturers have combined more than one drug into a single...
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generics or just brand names.

Hi Dr. Young,I applaud you for all the great answers you provide to this site. We are all soooo grateful! Keep doing the great work!I am new to the process, and was writing to inquire whether or not generics are sold that are more affordable in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
In the US, there are no generic forms of HIV medications. In some countries, generic HIV medications are available, manufactured in the foreign location. BY... Read more »

Brand name to Generic

right now I am taking Prezista, Norvir and Truvada. I will be moving to a developing country for a year and my HIV regimen might change to generic meds. Should I be concerned? Will the generic meds benefit me like how the branded meds has. And...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In most parts of the world, generic HIV medications are made to very high quality, indeed, in many places, their manufacture is overseen by the US FDA.So long as your virus load remains undetectable (and you don't... Read more »

Generic vs. brand name causes rebound?

My son was diagnosed with HIV at age 1. He developed a resistance to one drug in his cocktail in the first year, and it was believed that his birth mother passed on a strain that was resistant to it. He's now 6 and has been on the same cocktail...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There's no particular reason to think that the switch from branded Ziagen to generic abacavir should be responsible for your son's increased viral load.The first thing that should happen is an assessment for... Read more »

Marinol. And employment drug testing?

I have a prescription fo marinol. I just got fired from work for a + drug test. I did not get a chance to shop my meds + all the HIV meds what can I do. Please help fast. I can't loose my job...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer, Thank you for writing with this important question. I am very sorry to hear that you were fired from your job due to a positive drug test. It sounds like your prescription medication, Marinol, contributed to the positive... Read more »
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my name is chuck...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi my name is chuck and I have been hiv+ since feb 98. I went to
the emergency room at the local hospital because of breathing
problems. the diagnosis was pneumonia, thats when the aids test
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GENERIC DRUGS FROM INDIA ???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you allow my advice, stop giving richness to multinational enterprises, and buy generic Viagra. Some time ago I found this pharmacy from India with cheap prices and $10 shipping worldwide.

Health and long life :)

http://www.generictabs.com/ Read more »

Marinol???

Posted by RayZ, 2 Replies
Hello folks - Question for the group. I have a friend that has Marinol left over from bad times with HIV. She doesn't want to take any longer and asked if OK to sell. Any input? Appreciate your comments. Read more »

Marinol

Posted by slitter028, 2 Replies
I'm thinking about asking my doc for marinol....I am honest with her about smoking weed, and i would like to quit smoking everything, weed and cigs, but without weed i would have NO appetite, not to mention the other beneficial effects it provides,... Read more »