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How Many Pills Does An Hiv Person Take A Day

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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 »

3 Pills 1X a day to 2 Pills 1X a day?

I thought I recently saw a response from you regarding an upcoming 2 pill a day regimen, but cannot find it in the archives. How soon this year will that be available? Is that regimen a switch that someone currently on a 3 pill a day regimen...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are two combination pills that are in the pipeline. The first is abacavir (Ziagen) and lamivudine (Epivir) together in one tablet. This will be a once daily pill that could be combined with Sustiva to produce a once daily 2 pill regimen. The... 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 »

new hiv meds 4 drugs in one pill taken once a day..

Hi Dr Ben,could you please tell me about this new 4 drugs in one pill, once a day... it sounds great.. when will it be out for general use ???thank you so much for your time..tim Gilead aims to start trials in 2009 of a new four-drugs-in-one-pill...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
hi Tim and thanks for your post.The so-called quad pill is indeed in development by Gilead-- it is a combination of the potential new boosting drug (ie, the long awaited replacement for Norvir) with Gilead's new integrase inhibitor and the... 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 »

Caring for a person with HIV

Posted by 28262, 3 Replies
When I found out the disabled adult living in my home had HIV this was a shock. But over time this went away and it was not a big deal. Sometimes it gets hard making sure the person takes all of their medication. I think they are up to 15 to 20... 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 »

How many sleeping pills...?

Posted by SA_Intellect, 6 Replies
It is finally sinking in that I have HIV and I don't like that feeling. I am scared of the realization that I will be with this virus forever, however long that means for me now. I assumed I would live until I was an old man but now I feel like I've... Read more »