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How Many Pills A Day Does Someone With Hiv And Aids Take

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The Well Project

Starting HIV Treatment

First Things First Choosing an HIV Drug Regimen Resistance Sequencing Adherence Dosing Schedule Taking Your Pills Side Effects Putting It All Together First Things First When you and your health care provider decide the time is right for you tostart treatment, there are things you can do to set yourself up for success.The first step is to think positively. Having the right attitude going in willhelp you get the most out...
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Pills, pills, pills...

Hello. I was diagnosed HIV positive in June of 2000 with CD4 at 553 and VL at 9000. Since then, my CD4 went to 351 and the VL went to 85 000. (Excuse my English...) My doctor put me on Sustiva and Combivir on December 20, saying that the side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many of the side effects you are experiencing do generally diminish after several months on therapy. For some, they don't and a change in medications might be in order. The nausea is often due to the AZT. A change to D4T for a while might... Read more »

Only Four Pills a Day?

Hi Dr. Young,I read one article in the S.F. Chronicle's expose covering the World AIDS conference regarding an African Man who was restored to good health after nearly dying of AIDS. They mentioned his antiviral therapy consisted of only two...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'm not aware of this specific case, but there are certainly low pill count treatment regimens available to those whose virus is treatment naive. A few examples of this include Combivir- or Trizivir-based regimens (2- or 3-drugs for 1 pill... Read more »

How Many Pills Per Day???

How many pills per day does the average HIV Poz individual on HAART have to take? I often hear people say between 20-30 pills/day and am just curious of the 'average' number.Please advise....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.In the past, HIV+ persons might have to take very complex drug regimens of upwards of 20 pills a day. Contemporary drug regimens typically are less than 7 pills per day and can be as low as 2 pills taken once daily. BY... Read more »

Once a day pill?

Dear Friends:Thanks for having this section on the web.I am a gay hiv poz male living in NYC, I have not taken medication in almost 3 years, because my numbers were good, but now viral load and CD4 don't look that good, so I am working with my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Raul,There are a variety of excellent options for first-line HAART (highly active retroviral therapy) open to those HIV-poz folks who do not have resistance to any drugs. A one-pill-per-day regimen (combination pill) is still in development;... Read more »
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single one a day pill

Posted by Anonymous
July 9, 2006
New Medicine for AIDS Is One Pill, Once a Day

The first complete treatment for AIDS that is taken once a day as a single pill is expected to be available soon.

The pill, which combines three drugs made by two companies,... Read more »

One Pill a Day?

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies

April 28, 2006

One-pill HIV regimen submitted for FDA review

Gilead Sciences and Bristol-Myers Squibb on Thursday submitted for review to the Food and Drug Administration their once-daily anti-HIV pill that contains a full three-drug... Read more »

Thrush... HIV or the pill???

Posted by Anonymous
About one year ago i had a huge HIV scare..... I tested negative at 7 weeks and never tested again because i was told a 7 week test is quite conclusive and i wasn't really in high risk.... i needed to get past it and move on.
I took a new lease on... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Lies and Pharmogenocide: Iatrogenic 'AIDS' ('AIDS' caused by anti-retroviral' drugs).

World... Read more »