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Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

Table of Contents Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The Importance of Adherence Starting and Choosing HIV Drugs Barriers to Adherence for Women Overcoming Barriers Adherence Tips Finding Support Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The many advances in HIV treatment in the past 20 years have led to theapproval of over 25 drugs that fight HIV, as well as seven combination pills thatcontain two or more HIV drugs. This is a remarkable...
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Please help. I need a Hiv Regimen I can adhere too

Hello,I have been Hiv positive for 10yrs now and I am still having an hard time sticking with a regimen, the reason being is because I afraid of facial wasting. my 1st regimen was, Combivir and viracept which i now have drug resistance to Viracept,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You do not say if you have resistance to all the medications you mentionedIsentress plus Truvada is very user friendly, with no increases in cholesterol, diarrhea and lipoatrophy (facial wasting). But talk to your doctor about your genotype test to... Read more »

Long Term HIV Drug Adherence

I was diagnosed with hiv 14 years ago with a viral load over 100,000 and a cd4 count of 25. I have been on various drug regimens, most which have resulted in severe side effects such as daily headaches, nausea and vomiting. My current regime is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Intermittent treatment such as you describe is not recommended. Two of the three drugs in your regimen have a relatively low barrier to resistance (the raltegravir and emtricitabine) and once resistance develops it is permanent and would compromise... Read more »

HIV meds and adherence with work schedule

Hey guys,I'm writing to see if you can help think of a solution to a rather difficult problem.My work requires 90 travel. The type of travel is 4 cities in 5 days Monday - Friday.I have some meds that require refridgeration, some have to be...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, sounds like a difficult problem. It really seems that beyond the challenges in dosing and scheduling that you may be having significant medication related side effects. The refrigeration issue with ritonavir is overblown; with the new... Read more »

Exactly what level of adherence to HIV medications is required to maintain virological control?

Dear Dr. Young:This is a question that has always intrigued me, ever since I started on an effective antiretroviral treatment combination in 1997. Back then we were warned that even missing a single dose of our medications could spell disaster i.e....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi Wayne and thanks for posting from Canada.Perfection might be a goal, but rarely achieved. You're adherence is exemplary- 99% is excellent and not associated with any decline in viral suppression. I would not be concerned about a 1% missed... Read more »
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compliance/adherence

Posted by Anonymous
We have developed an adherence device that is helping many people living with HIV. by reminding them each and every time when and how to take their medication. Imagine never again forgeting to take your meds regardless of the complexity of the... Read more »

Adherence to medication survey

Posted by Anonymous
Hello forum,
Thank you for the support of our study on quality of life with HIV. We had many thoughts on medication and found few answers to give regarding reserach so we are working at understanding why people take (or don't take) medications (e.g.... Read more »

HIV poz and not a curse!

Posted by paman1964
Do not let the Jerry falwell lovers try to fool you that HIV is a curse! HIV is a biological bug that has to be nicked in the bud!
I willl debate him on any issue that there is to fight about!
The point I want to make is that we should never give HIV... Read more »

HIV Dating, HIV Community, HIV Positive Dating, Meet people with HIV, HIV chatting room

Posted by JoJo1234
More and more HIV dating site are created and I recommend HIVromances.com since it own about 730,000 users now. Most of them are verified. It is totally anonymous and free to join Read more »