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Drug Level Testing

What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also...
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Re: HIV drug availability and mailing to Indonesia - further details *Reader comments welcomed*

Certain, but limited, HIV medications are available in Indonesia, in theory free of charge - though you have to pay for the consultation with the doctor to get the prescription and access to doctors with suitable knowledge of HIV is incredibly...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for sharing your insight about HIV care in Indonesia.BY... Read more »

RE: HIV drug availability, mailing *readers, please share your experiences

Hi,I have moved around various parts of my country, ( and met with doctors in a different country ) and have always found online and from local hospitals the best local hiv clinics, both private and public.I have always since being diagnosed had a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks Andrew! You're posts are always full of valuable information.BY... Read more »

Available Drug

Hello Dr. Aberg,We have a close family's friend , resides in Vietnam, who tested HIV positive. We have two questions: 1)are there any anti retroviral drugs currently available in Vietnam to treat HIV infected patients, 2)If not available in...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
There is a web site describing HIV and available treatments. If you click on Vietnam Program you will see a section labeled project contacts which includes a list of physicians. I would try this first. Sending drugs without appropriate monitoring... Read more »

Delta 32 testing is it available for partners of Poz? (DELTA 32 MUTATION, 2010)

Dear Doctor I am in a bind. My partner of 10 years has tested poz recently. He actually fell very ill and had almost no T-cells. I have been exposed many times over not only as it turns out by him but also at work trough needle sticks. I work as a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Testing for the delta 32 mutation remains primarily a research tool at present. (See below for a discussion of the delta 32 mutation.)As for your partner's "strain," what is really important is his drug resistance profile. His... Read more »
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Natural Product Drug for HIV/AIDS and Eczema

Posted by Ali_Rezai, 1 Reply
You can use the seeds of thin chilli peppers that have been frozen to effectively treat HIV/AIDS. I made the discovery for treating eczema. I approached the Pharmaceutical industry to find a partner to test and develop it. Novartis (a top ten... Read more »

Egrifta tesamorelin, is it available?

Posted by artnut, 2 Replies
Positively Aware has an article (July/August 2010)on the FDA approving Egrifta for the treatment of belly fat. Is it available? Has anyone had any experience with it? The biggest problem seems injecting oneself. How about blood sugar levels? ... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »