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Pentamidine

...Some people must go to a clinic to get nebulizer treatments. Others can have a nebulizer at home. The mist is inhaled directly into the lungs. The procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes. You pay for the drug plus the clinic costs, between $120 and $250 per month. Patients using aerosol pentamidine get PCP more often than people taking the antibiotic pills. For treatment of PCP, pentamidine is also available for injection. In this form, it is...
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NEUROPATHY

ARE THERE ANY NEW TREATMENTS FOR NEUROPATHY. I FIND IT SO HARD TO WALK CERTAIN DAYS. AND I DON'T DRIVE SO I HAVE TO WALK TO THE STORES. DOES WALKING EVERY DAY HELP NEROPATHY AT ALL? AND WAHT ABOUT THE TRANSDERMAL PATCH THAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or pressure on a nerve that can be relieved. 2. Discontinue any neuropathy-aggravating HIV drugs; for example, didanosine (ddI) and/or stavudine (d4T). 3. Try a non-narcotic pain reliever. I recommend Lyrica. It's non-addictive and can be... Read more »

Patented

This might not be the right forum for this, but when are the HIV drug patents expiring? With the introduction of Atripla, it seems like the drug companies are trying to patent and market a new drug so that people won't buy the generics of the drugs...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...from the lower pill count and ease of administration.Once available, generic medications have the potential to drive down the costs of medications, but really only affect the price of the branded equivalent (in these cases, Videx and Retrovir). ... Read more »

cost of drugs

Dear Ricky, Could you please let me have the costs of the following treatment: 1. AZT + 3TC + Viracept 2. AZT + 3TC + Crixivan Could you please let me know the costs per month if one was to begin treatmet with either of the combinations. Please...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...you for your question. This is not such a simple answer as youmay think. This is because prices are not regulated, and the costs ofprescription drugs can literally vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. The onlyprice ranges that I have are wholesale... Read more »

Hydrea, does it increase lipodistrophia?

A couple of years ago I took Crixivan for 6 months and not a lot happened, my belly increased but not much. 6 months ago I took viracept, videx and Hydrea for a period of 3 months and my belly did change a lot. Could it be because Hydrea increases...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...effect). The ddI + hydroxyurea regimen is a simple regimen which is under study in several locations around the world as a low cost way to provide some level of modest and durable anti-HIV treatment. Available data suggests that there is an... Read more »
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Zerit

...arms, and legs. There is ongoing concern about the use of this agent in international resource-poor settings due to the low cost availability of this drug. Nevertheless, the side effect profile has led to a widespread avoidance of this drug when... Read more »
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Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and by Barr Laboratories. Didanosine is also known as ddI or dideoxyinosine. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Didanosine... Read more »
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An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

... Brand Name: Videx EC, Videx Other Name(s): BMY 40900, BRN 3619529, CCRIS 805, Didanosina, Dideoxyinosine, HSDB 6548, ddI Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Didanosine, also known as ddI... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...has not been proven in large studies, although some verysmall studies have reported benefit in pain relief. They can also be costly andvary in quality between manufacturers. Discuss supplements with your doctorbefore taking. While HIV PN and... Read more »
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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual basis....thanks Read more »

Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
I live in Thailand and found out I am HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments: Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day Stavudine 30 mg -... Read more »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone experienced unrelenting hair loss from meds?IF so,did anyone have problems with sustiva or DDI or viracept?Were you able to do anything about the loss regardless of which aofending med it was.If you made a drug change or Read more »