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Hiv Pills

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HIV PEP pills

I took the pep pills in may when i was taking them i was extremly naused and sick for the whole month i also noticed the my hands and feet were going numb all the time, the nurse stated that was a side effect and it would go away it is still doing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be extremely unusual to develop HIV drug related neuropathy acutely involving hands and feet after 4 weeks of PEP and then have the condition persist for > 6 months. I recommend a medical/neurologic evaluation looking for other... Read more »

new hiv meds 4 drugs in one pill taken once a day..

Hi Dr Ben,could you please tell me about this new 4 drugs in one pill, once a day... it sounds... Read more »

HIV pep pill

Hello. I'm wondering if u can help. I'm on day 6 of pep pill. I'm feeling very depressed, I can't... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Tests on "HIV Pill" to Stave Off AIDS

On Tuesday in Cape Town, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation announced plans to test whether a pill provides protection from HIV for men at high risk of contracting the virus. Project Manager Earl Burrell said the pre-exposure prophylaxis strategy --... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

After HIV Pill News, Now Comes the Tricky Part

"[On Nov. 23], the National Institutes of Health announced a major advance in HIV prevention. The results of a study showed that a once-daily pill containing drugs used to treat HIV can also help prevent HIV infection, a new approach called... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four-in-One HIV Pill Enters Late-Stage Clinical Testing

"Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday it started late stage clinical testing of its four-in-one 'Quad' HIV tablet," the Associated Press reports. The pill includes the drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, and the two components of Truvada, emtricitabine... Read more »
RH Reality Check

A Pill to Prevent HIV? What the New iPrEx Results Mean for Women

...rather than having to use condoms. But they either don't want to go to a doctor or can't find one willing to prescribe these drugs for HIV prevention. On the other hand, we have people living with HIV who are being prescribed Truvada ® . How... Read more »
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Thrush... HIV or the pill???

Posted by Anonymous
About one year ago i had a huge HIV scare..... I tested negative at 7 weeks and never tested again because i was told a 7 week test is quite conclusive and i wasn't really in high risk.... i needed to get past it and move on. I took a new lease on... Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »

Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!

Posted by running4it, 6 Replies
Im suppose to start my regimen tomorrow. I am nervous as hell. I have never taken any medication before. I dont know where to turn. Can someone please give me advice. some hope, some assurance that I will be ok? I have that hardest time swallowing... Read more »

One Pill a Day?

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
The April 28, 2006 One-pill HIV regimen submitted for FDA review Gilead Sciences and Bristol-Myers Squibb on Thursday submitted for review to the Food and Drug Administration their once-daily anti-HIV pill that contains a full... Read more »