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How Many Doses Of Hiv Meds Can I Miss

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Extreme Ugent! Meds are lost in mail, have missed two doses already!

Hi, I am from TX and am currently working an internship in South America. (2 months). My meds were mailed over two weeks ago, and there is no tracking them here. I have already missed two doses and am worried. I am on Atripla. please tell me if...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dear worrier: As you probably know Atripla is a coformulation of 3 anti-HIV medications: Sustiva, Viread and Emtriva. All these 3 drugs have very long half-lives, which means that they remain in your system for a while (over 24-48 hours) after you... Read more »

missed a dose of meds

Not sure if I missed a dose of lamivudine/zidovudine this morning. I only figured it out when I... Read more »

missed doses of meds

I've missed two days worth of doses of Complera. Should I be concerned about possible... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

One Year on Therapy and Counting ... Doses Taken: 1,460; Doses Missed: 0

I am what is referred to as a highly motivated and compliant patient. I am highly motivated to stay alive and healthy, and I know that the way to maintain my health is to comply, conscientiously and consistently, with the multidrug regimen my doctor... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Patients in Rural Areas More Likely to Miss Drug Doses If "Problem Drinkers," Study Says

HIV/AIDS patients living in rural areas are more likely to miss doses of their antiretroviral drug regimens if they are "problem drinkers," according to a study published in the August issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs , the Baton Rouge ... Read more »
Being Alive

Unplanned Treatment Interruptions Involve a Greater Risk of Virological Failure Than Missing Occasional Doses

Unstructured treatment interruptions -- rather than missed doses of medication -- involve a greater risk of a detectable viral load, US research published in the online edition of AIDS suggests. Investigators analysed the results of 16 clinical... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV News & Views: Condom Access -- Porn Stars Vs. Teens; High-Dose Flu Vaccine Recommended for HIV; HIV/Pregnancy Myths; and More

HIV News & Views, January 10, 2013 - TheBody.com January 10, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com News & Views Library Change/Update Subscription Blog Central HIV Treatment & Health Issues HIV News... Read more »
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HALF DOSING MY MEDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All !! I want to tell everyone that I started taking half of the prescribed doses of my meds about 2 years ago. My T cells remain High (570) and my V load is still undetectable..
I am on viramune,ziagen and zerit. I had an uncle who died... Read more »

Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »

Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, can someone please elaborate on the severity of skipping meds? My bf is positive and has been on meds for about a year. He's on my insurance and it kills the price down to a point where he can get his meds pretty easily. I discovered... Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello. I have known of my positive status for two years now. I was put on Epivir, Viread, and Sustiva in February of 2004. My labs are good, and I feel great, as my viral load is almost undetectable. This summer I have had some problems with... Read more »