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How Many Medications A Day Do You Take For Hiv

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AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...CD4 count is the number of CD4 cells in a sample of blood. A CD4 count measures the health of the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as a result of drug resistance. Drug resistance testing: laboratory testing to determine if a person's HIV...
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missed medication for four days

i was in jail for four days. i told them i was hiv pos they did not give me my meds for four days. will my body build immunity? i am worried.i was feeling great before now i feel so exhausted and keep catching colds.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV care in our prison system leaves much to be desired! Your experience demonstrates that the officials involved are tragically Read more »

Ubiquinol/CoQ10 and HIV

Hello what are your thoughts on taking an Ubiquinol supplement of 100mg twice a day, while taking HIV medication such as Atripla. Can it benefit as I read HIV patients have more oxidized stress. Please advise, thanks. The question and answer...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Although there has been long standing interest in co-enzyme Q in the setting of HIV infection there is little clinically relevant data proving any clear benefit. That general statement also applies to patients Read more »

should I start medication

Hello I have had HIV for over a year. My vial load was 70,000 in May. I was tested again in August and im now at 314,000. My CD4 is 460. Should I ask to be placed on medication because my viral load is so high?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...things when deciding on the best time for treatment such as: presence of hepatitis B or C (which may prompt earlier treatment for HIV), age, willingness of the person to take medication every day without fail, HIV related kidney problems, or to... Read more »

HIV PEP sickness

I had an HIV scare and went to the hospital, I told them about PEP and they gave me a one day dosage after research I realized that my risk was pretty low so decided not to continue. However, it has been 6 days since I took the medication (one time...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...One day of HIV medications only occasionally results in ongoing stomach/appetite problems a week after stopping . KH Read more »
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American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

...of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to implementation of routine HIV testing... Read more »
American Medical Student Association

Medical Students Join On World AIDS Day to "Cut the Red Tape'' Impeding Effective HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

...Global AIDS Fellow. "It is critical that we make necessary changes to PEPFAR if we wish to have any chance of success to curb the HIV/AIDS pandemic." Medical students will march with red armbands over their white coats and drape red caution... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Black AIDS Awareness Day Event at University of Texas Medical Branch

... Today, hundreds of high school students from the Galveston and Houston areas will take part in the third annual Black AIDS Awareness Day, an event sponsored by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and timed to coordinate with... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...status. HIV treatment has changed drastically in the past 15 years. Now, most people in developed countries only need to take medications once or twice a day to keep HIV in check for many years. Side effects are milder and less common than... Read more »
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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...To The Body Forum users, Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, Read more »

HIV to AIDS?

Posted by unknown2, 2 Replies
...I was recently diagnosed with HIV. I am 19- I had my first lab and my CD4 count was 179. I was told that this is a AIDS diagnosis. I'm so worried. I havent been Read more »

Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »

World AIDS Day 2007 - Deconstructing 'HIV'

Posted by Amun, 6 Replies
...electronmicrographs (EMs) were published in Virology, March 1997 (Gluschankof et al and Bess et al) clearly depicting what was assumed to be 'HIV' was in fact cellular debris and mircrovesicles proving that no one is 'HIV' positive but rather... Read more »