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History Of Antiretroviral Drugs

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Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...with ritonavir to boost blood levels. The exact dosing depends on whether you have already used any antiviral treatment, or any other protease inhibitor medication. Be sure that your health care provider knows your medication history. A liquid form of fosamprenavir is also available. The dose for children should be calculated based on their body weight. If you have liver problems or damage, talk to your doctor. You may need an adjusted dose...
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long history of hiv and pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, 37-year old female, HIV+ since 1990. In 1997, I was put on meds (AZT and Epivir) because VL had risen to 80,000, though all my numbers were OK. In 2003, I was put off meds because of my general good conditions (CD4 1,200, % 52, VL...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...loads on therapy. For more information on preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission, please see the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents During Pregnancy (available on this web site, under the Treatment Guidelines section). Read more »

Past medical history for insurance application

When applying for health insurance, I have noticed some companies ask for a medical history for the past 5-7 years. Is 7 the maximum, or can they ask for information even further back?
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
You'd have to verify that with your state department of insurance. I can't really recall ever seeing any applications going back beyond 7 years. You can try finding their website at: www.piperinfo.com/state/indes.cfm Read more »

IND. Doctor reported medical history HIV over back pain to employer

After years of being very careful who knew, my roommate just received a copy of a letter where the doctor seeing her for a workmans' comp back injury reported to the employer and the insurance company under headings "medical history" that she was...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
She should discuss with her doctor why he disclosed this information. Legally the doctor has no right to disclose this medical information to her employer because it is not relevant to the work-related issue. She might want to discuss this with... Read more »

company attacked by competitor using MY medical history!

I work as a manager for a small distributor of a specific application industrial machine. It is a close business with fierce competition. I have earned a reputation in this specific field.I was diagnosed in 2001 and spent much of the next two years...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dear Embodiment of the Mark Twain Remark, This kind of case is one of the many reasons not to disclose at work, isn't it? Using knowledge of HIV status as a weapon in business is about as tacky as it gets. I'm so sorry that you're the target of... Read more »
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The History of Pride From a 29-Year Survivor of HIV and AIDS

...military, we are still second-class citizens. "To take for granted what Pride and Pride events truly mean is to forget our history and our future. We would not only be dishonoring those who sacrificed to give us the freedoms we do have today,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines History of Whitman Walker Clinic

... The Washington Post on Tuesday examined the history of the Whitman-Walker Clinic , a not-for-profit community health organization in Washington, D.C., that runs special programs for Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

A Brief History of HIV

...will be a reminder. For the younger crowd and those for whom dealing with HIV is a relatively new experience, I hope this brief history of HIV will be informative and provide a different perspective for you. It is likely that we will never know... Read more »
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Abstract No. 138: Reverse Transcriptase Genotype after Multiple, Sequential Nucleoside Analog Drugs and Their Response to HAART and ACTG 364

...The objective of this study was to determine the mutations and extent of genotypic nucleoside resistance after a history of nucleoside combinations. Drug resistance in mutations in the reverse transcriptase genome were defined a priori and... Read more »
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Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
...partner who used the drug. Blood samples were collected from the women twice a year and they were interviewed about their medical history, use of prescription medication (including antiretrovirals), drug use habits, and exercise patterns. ... Read more »

Testing History.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
November 11, 2004 Abbott Oraquik (two weeks after very high risk exposure), negative. 1st week Feb, 2005 Abbott Determine HIV 1/2, negative. 1st week June, 2005 , same test, negative. 1st week October, 2005, same test, negative. 1st week January... Read more »

Sad history... please help me... not fair...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It happened on October 2004, I had sex with a woman (she knew that maybe she was positive), the condom ripped... for a long while, I found out maybe 10 minutes later, blood involved... Convinced the girl to take a test, on November 2004, negative... Read more »

my history..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
am back again, want to write abit abt me and how i possibly got hiv.am not even sure where to start but i last went for a test in july 2004, and that was negative.since then i haven't had unprotected sex, except with my ex boyfriend, who i was... Read more »