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Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction How Drugs Are Metabolized Drugs That Slow Down Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself Introduction In order for a drug to work properly, a person must take the correct dose sothat the right amount of drug...
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dr,this is a personal ques. i am in 12class now and i want to become a doctor of an HIV-POSITIVE expert so i wanted to ask u that which course should i refer to achieve my ambition and in which country should i study? please tell me ...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thanks for writing. I applaud your desire to join in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. There are many ways you can help combat this plague - only one of which is to be a physician. How you become a doctor depends a lot on where you live... Read more »

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Dear doctor, I am from INDIA. My mom was found to be HIV-POSITIVE last year. Her CD4 counts were increased from 204 to 457 by taking tabs. named 'DUOVIR-N' . She is also suffering from TUBERCULOSIS. Is she taking the right medicines and...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
With the increase in her CD4 count, it sounds as if your mother has experienced some benefit from her antiviral medications. Continued follow-up of her CD4 count (and viral load, if possible) will be important to be sure that she continues to... Read more »

Confidentiality for HIV testing through your general practitioner?

This may seem a really strange question. I remember reading somewhere that if you get tested for HIV through your general practitioner (or internal medicine doctor) then, regardless of the result, you may be refused mortgages, loans etc in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best way to get tested without it going on your medical record is by using an anonymous testing site; however, not all states have these sites, and even those that exist are reeling from ongoing budget cuts.Testing through your private... Read more »

HIV+ /Swollen lymphoids /lab notes /life expectancy General questions.

Back ground:31 year old male, non-drug or alcohol user or smoker. HIV+ Since August 2012. Getting professional help. Not on any treatment yet - possible adherence issue at present due to hectic University course (ends soon. Not sexually active)....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. Yes. If infection was recent there can indeed be changes in both viral load and CD4 counts resembling your numbers.2. In general, one lymph node biopsy would be representative, but not always. The swollen glands are likely the result of HIV... Read more »
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general information about subtype detection

Posted by Anonymous
Do conventional AIDS tests detect all subtypes?

Routine AIDS tests which are currently being used for blood screening and diagnostic purposes detect virtually all subtypes of the human immunodeficiency virus. (Most companies have modified their... Read more »

Cost of Atripla in Thailand General information

Posted by HivSenior, 2 Replies
I am currently receiving Atripla at a cost of $108.00 per month in Bangkok, Thailand. I have been positive for the last 6 years. The cost for me on Medicare in the USA would be $1200.00 per month. I make one trip each year and bring back to USA all... Read more »

Crystal Meth - Gay community in general, HIV

Posted by NickBaer, 1 Reply
I found some new informational resources on Crystal Meth - the Gay community in general, and specifically Crystal's releation to new HIV cases.

There's some very out-there educators and celebreties speaking out on the dangers of Crystal.

I found it... Read more »


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Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS

March 2005
HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by HIV... Read more »