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The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

... Table of Contents What's in the Package Insert How Should I Use the Package Insert? When you are considering or starting a new HIV medicine, your doctor will discuss some basic information with you. When you get the prescription filled, you usually receive additional written information. This may be just a brief summary provided by the pharmacy, or you may
Ask the Experts

Arthritis and HIV

I am 36 years old woman, I was Diagnosed with HIV in 2003, I have been in and out of ARVs because of Adherence problem, but i will be starting with combivir and aluvia soon. My CD4 is 306 and my viral load is 14 000. My leg are swelling at the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.It's pretty difficult to diagnose these things by the limited descriptions that we get through the web. There are some arthritic conditions associated with HIV, though such conditions nearly always Read more »

Final stages of AIDS

Hello,I have a family member who has entered the final stages of AIDS. They are currently in the hospital with Lymphoma, Dementia, severe diarreha, sores in the mouth, severe weight loss and going blind. Is this person going to recover and stay at a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...So sorry to hear about your family member.These are the descriptions of very advanced AIDS. The answer to your question depends entirely on whether the person has yet started on HIV medications, Read more »

HIV+ and looking for independent health insurance with prescription coverage: where to start?

My partner of two years is HIV+ and is about to start taking HIV medications. He cannot afford them, but he does not qualify for state assistance. He has also been denied by the drug assistance programs offered by the drug makers. Our last resort is...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...partner would have to apply for an individual health policy. Unfortunately, since he doesn't currently have coverage and he is HIV+, he might not be able to get an individual policy. If he does, he would be considered to have a pre-existing... Read more »

Taken Off Medications After 18 Years

I was diagnosed HIV+ July 1986. Using a government medical system, my current labs indicate that I am no longer eligible for medications "according to today's standards". After taking a variety of medications over an 18 year period (one of the first...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If you once had AIDS or a CD4 count << 200 then it generally is not a good idea to stop effective HIV meds. If that fits your description I would seek the advice of your HIV specialist. KH Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Participating in a Clinical Trial

...research using human participants. The main tool to protect you is called "Informed Consent." You will be given a full, written description of the clinical trial to read and sign before you agree to participate. Take your time to review the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

...all, pharmaceutical companies already provide some level of patient assistance to individuals who are unable to afford their HIV medications. These are typically for uninsured patients only and those who qualify financially. Qualifications vary... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
Connect With Others

Calling All HIV+ Artists!

Posted by InfectiousArt, 2 Replies
...poets, storytellers, performance artists, fire twirlers, graffiti artists, graphic artists, ALL creative geniuses! If you are HIV+ or your work has been profoundly affected by HIV/AIDS, we want YOU! Tobin Del Cuore, up and coming filmmaker, and... Read more »

HIV and Me over 50

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi I am newly diagnosed, just this past fall, my counts don't require that I be on medication-YET! I am not out about being HIV+ yet and am getting very lonely for friendship and more (been solo for 8 yrs) any suggestions? Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

Posted by Anonymous
...Manager, Center for HIV Information Position Description The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful Read more »

Employment Opportunity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Program. Pacific's CARE clinic coordinates oral health care services to patients with HIV. It is one of the nation's largest Ryan White CARE-funded dental programs, serving both adults and children... Read more »