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Etravirine (Intelence)

What Is Etravirine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Etravirine? Etravirine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Intelence. It is manufactured by Tibotec Pharmaceuticals. Etravirine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying...
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Use of HIV PEP

I wanna know if changing the times i take my HIV PEP medicine affects my chances of being permanently infected with HIV? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and in brief, no. It's perfectly ok to not take your HIV medications at exactly the same time every day.BY... Read more »

should I switch to triumeq?

I have been using tivicay/truvada and read your concern about tenofovir's kidney and bone toxicity on aging population. Should I switch to triumeq? Also, a newly infected friend is in tivicay/truvada bec I suggested it. Assuming no abacavir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.First, if you're doing well on your current regimen, there's no rush to switch your meds and any switch should be done carefully to balance the potential benefits and risks of the new regimen.Having said that,... Read more »

inheritance and medicare savings program, part 2

Hi Mr. Chambers,Sorry if I've answered in the wrong place--it's very unclear how to reply to your excellent response.I am 65 years old and enrolled in the Medicare Savings Program in New York state as a QMB. There is no asset limit here...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Looking at the site you referred me to, it certainly appears that NY doesn't have an asset test on QMB. You should be able to keep the program. I know it provides excellent support with Medicare. Jacques... Read more »

MSP, QMB, New York

I am 65. For one classified as QMB on the Medicare Savings Program in New York, dividends and interest do not count as income, and there is no resource...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Inheritance is not considered income in the sense that the MSPs limit income, but it will be considered an asset/resource. You state there is not asset limit in New York. Information on the federal Medicare site states that there is an asset limit... Read more »