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Hiv Patient Medication Compliance

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Definition of med compliance

There is quite a bit of discussion on the need for copmliance with HIV meds, but what exactly that means doesn't seem to be discussed. So, for a once a day med, does being compiant mean that I take it within 5min of the same time each day? or 15min?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Compliance and adherence are important factors that drive the success of medical treatments. Defined broadly, these terms apply to many Read more »

Can EDTA or (chelation therapy), help advanced HIV patients with cardiovascular disease?

I would consider myself an experienced patient diagnosed 10 years ago, and probably living with... Read more »

Dosing of ATRIPLA depending on patient.

I have been on Atripla for close to 2 years and have had good success overall with the medication. ... Read more »
Articles
HIV Medicine Association

Position Statement: A Public Plan Option Is Important to Ensuring the Medical Needs of Our Patients With HIV Are Met

...such as Medicare Part D, private plans have a history of imposing cost-sharing levels that impede access to medically necessary medications for people with HIV. For example, under Part D, antiretroviral medications are likely to be on the... Read more »
Clinton Foundation, Pfizer Inc and Mylan Inc

President Clinton, Pfizer and Mylan Announce New Agreements to Lower Prices of Medicines for Patients With Drug-Resistant HIV in Developing Countries

...improve access through a 60 percent price decrease to $1 per dose on drug to treat TB in patients taking second-line HIV/AIDS medications. Once-daily four-drug combination for "second-line" treatment of HIV/AIDS available from Matrix, a Mylan... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Medical Appointments

...trouble concentrating, stomach problems or emotional issues like anxiety. New or increasing side effects or reactions to your medications. Again, for how long? How serious are they? Medication compliance: How well you've been taking your... Read more »
GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline Announces New Program to Provide Financial Assistance for Eligible HIV Patients in the U.S.

...designed to help eligible patients improve compliance with their HIV regimens by reducing their out-of-pocket expenses for GSK HIV medications. Through this new program, patients are eligible to save up to $100 each month -- for each of their... Read more »
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Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...PEPFAR II. 10.Coordinates with the MQC and the AIDSRelief regional finance team, activities of the CRS/Rwanda Finance to ensure compliance with CRS and donor regulations. 11.Facilitates in-country collaboration/integration of AIDSRelief with... Read more »

Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...on what you call "gray zone" level. Done with my baselines and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication... Read more »