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Hcg Levels R/t First Trimester Symptoms

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Drug Level Testing

...Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also called...
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PEP during first trimester of pregnancy.

Is PEP medicine safe during first three months of pregnancy? Please suggest PEP regimen which are safe during first trimester of pregnancy.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,PEP can be used during pregnancy if indicated. The best regimen depends on many factors in addition to being pregnant. If you've had an HIV-exposure risk, you should immediately see an HIV specialist (or go to the nearest ER or urgent care... Read more »


Should I ask my physician to take me off efv a.s.s.p as iam pregnant in my ist trimester. i have read the risks of efv on on the foetus.Should I be very worried??
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Female patients on an efavirenz based regimen who become pregnant are usually switched to an alternative regimen (such as nevirapine or a boosted protease inhibitor based regimen) for the remainder of the pregnancy. I would discuss with your HIV... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has been suppressed to undetectable levels. Regarding natural conception, certainly driving the HIV plasma vial load to undetectable levels significantly... Read more »

"normal" t levels but symptomatic low T

Hi Dr. Bob,I am a gay man of 30 and have been living with HIV for almost 10 years. I began taking Oxandrin 10mg twice a day for just over a year now. My testosterone level was measured at the time my doctor began prescribing them but at 485 ng/dl...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testosterone level. Hypogonadism (low testosterone) is quite common in those of us who are virally enhanced. It's possible your levels have changed over the past year. I would certainly recheck your free testosterone and compare it to age-matched... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same way that you periodically check your cholesterol levels, or that women periodically check their breasts for lumps. But if you find yourself going back for an HIV test... Read more »
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...patients who could truly benefit from this drug. A sub-analysis reported that Selzentry seems to have minimal impact on lipid levels. Selzentry has been studied in treatment-naive patients (first time on therapy) in the MERIT clinical trial.... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...treating or preventing other fungal infections, like histoplasmosis, the Guidelines suggest amphotericin B, especially in the first trimester. It is also approved for treating thrush. Although no formal studies have been performed, pregnant women... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...effects (especially with hepatitis). One important thing to consider after starting therapy is the amount of decrease in HIV levels (viral load). IRIS tends to occur when there's a large drop in HIV levels. An example of this would be going from... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies 2 wks (2 wks before my birthday) at an HIV clinic to explain, talk, help, tell me where to go from here and check all my levels. I'm honestly scared. I'm glad I was informed of this site as I'm sure I will visit frequently. I just had to tell... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »