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Hiv Drugs Brands

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians to Receive Free Brand-Name HIV Drugs as Part of U.S. Global Initiative

On Thursday, Assistant US Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul said thousands of HIV-infected Ethiopians will start receiving free AIDS drugs for the first time next month as part of President Bush's $15 billion global AIDS relief initiative. The $43... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Trade Officials Seek to Strengthen Patent Protection for Brand Name Drugs, Including HIV/AIDS Treatments, Wall Street Journal Reports

U.S. trade officials are negotiating a series of agreements to strengthen patent protection of brand name drugs, including antiretroviral drugs, the Wall Street Journal reports. In many countries, including the United States, generic drug makers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., to Phase Out City-Brand Condoms, Use Brand Names in STI Prevention Effort, Officials Say

Washington, D.C., will phase out its city-brand condoms and use brand names in its condom distribution program that aims to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, officials said Thursday during a meeting at the city's... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

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 or Branded

Greetings!I am HIV positive from the Philippines and my CD4 is 140+ and already on medication (tenofovir, lamivudine and efavirenz) all generic, during my first month I was on Stocrin (the branded efavirenz) and my white blood count went up, until I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and happy holidays to you,There shouldn't be any significant differences between your branded and generic forms of efavirenz; at least with regard to your total WBC count. I'd wonder if the differences in your WBC count has... Read more »

condom brands

Okay, here's a question about condom brands. After close to a year of dating my boyfriend and I have decided to have anal sex. He's positive, I'm negative. Sex has been an ongoing negotiation and now we're ready and recently we...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Please refer to Consumer Reports' 1999 article Condoms Get Better. This article reviews the standards condom brands are held up to, provides a link to rating specific brands, and talks about the common reasons why condoms fail.Sometimes a... Read more »
Connect With Others

Brand new to this - with questions!

Posted by dj1979, 3 Replies
It was just confirmed about a week ago that I am HIV positive. I have an appointment with a doctor Wed. evening. Haven't had any testing (viral load, etc.) done yet. What should I expect? Tell me again at what levels treatment is usually begun. ... Read more »

Thai-Chinese Anti-HIV drug 89% effective oppinions

Posted by Anonymous
I've just read this news and I woud like to hear your opinions about it here is the link: Read more »

others using drug therapy in pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm 15 wks. pregnant and have been on abacavir,viracept and 3tc. I'm concerned about first trimester exposure and also about abacavir because it's been used so little in pregnancy. I'd like to connect with other women who have delivered or are... Read more »

Changing drug therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been HIV+ for 12+ years and have never had a T4 count above 400 and have been as low as 128. I have never had any oportunistic infection or HIV related illness.
Current treatment includes Combivir & Crixivan. Current viral load 2043 and... Read more »