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How Do I Know If I'm Resistant To My HIV Meds

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Missing HIV Meds For 2 Weeks

Hello Dr. Henry. About two months ago, there was a hiccup in my insurance plan that covers my HIV+ boyfriend. I added in his SS# to the system, and for whatever reason, he was kicked off my plan all-together. I went back and forth with my insurance...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most of the time a single 2 week lapse in meds will be OK though more of a problem with certain regimen such as Sustiva based treatment that have a lower threshold for resistance. Read more »

HIV MEDS AND VIRAL LOAD

My husband was diagnosed with HIV a month ago and his viral load got up to 100,000 and cd4 was 8.... Read more »

RE We need better HIV Meds..

We Need better HIV MedsOct 7, 2008 ReDr Bob,To get a noble prize winner state to the whole world... Read more »
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Expert Panel Revises U.S. HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines; Recommends Starting HIV Meds Earlier

...country, and many HIV health care workers are likely to follow them. The guidelines themselves were revised by a panel of 30 HIV/AIDS experts from across the U.S. We'll summarize a few of the major changes in the revised guidelines below. A ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Moscow Times Examines How Drug Shortages in Russia Are Leading Doctors to Prescribe Replacement HIV/AIDS Meds to Patients

... In Russia, some patients living with HIV/AIDS, whose regular drug therapy was replaced by "another, less preferable drug," are bringing lawsuits against state-run treatment Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MedPage Today Examines Recent Developments, Trials Underway in HIV Prevention

...examines recent HIV prevention developments, in a 2010 year in review piece, beginning with the announcement at the International AIDS Conference in July that a microbicide gel used by women before and after sex reduced HIV infection by 39... Read more »
The Body

HIV Meds and Hospital Beds

...to control it and not let HIV run free inside of me." -- Robert I wanted my third blog to be about my experience starting HIV/AIDS medication. When I was first diagnosed I was told time and time again that my counts were always good and I... Read more »
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Hiv+ for 20yrs/No meds having night sweats/rash

Posted by ajpooboy, 5 Replies
...I am a white male Nordic background and have never been sick.I have never been on Meds ever. Been Poz for 20+ yrs but now am having night sweats/day sweats and have developed a rash all over my body. Mt CD4 has always Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

Traveling with HIV meds

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone have any information on traveling to non-democratic countries with HIV meds in your carry-on? And not being allowed in the country? I went to Syria earlier this year and rather than take my meds, I Read more »

stopping hiv meds

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My doctor yesterday threw me for a loop when he asked me about stopping my meds. I have been HIV+ since 1989 with a viral load of 200 or under and a T cell count of over 1100. These numbers have remained relatively Read more »