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St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

...ANTIRETROVIRAL DRUGS (ARVs). Be sure your health care provider knows if you are using St. John's Wort. However, most antidepressant drugs also change the blood levels of some ARVs. You and your health care provider should discuss the costs, risks and benefits of different treatments for depression. St. John's Wort may also block the effects of birth control pills and may interfere with several other medications. Be sure your health care...
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lipodystrophy

been on HIV meds since june 1990> have buffalo hump, thick neck, et al> is plastic surgery indicated? signed tired of looking like a tree trunk MP Ft. Worth TX thanx
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...handful of patients undergo plastic surgery (often liposuction) for fat gains in neck/upper back with generally favorable (though costly) results. Switching HIV regimen, exercise, diet, growth hormone (or growth hormone releasing factor) are... Read more »

Indinavir sulfate

Dear Doctor,I have a question about the dose of Indinavir sulfate.According to a book about HIV/AIDs treatment (Published by POZ organization), the dose of Indinavir is 800mg three time a day and they also put a remark on the dose of this medicine...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Indinavir (Crixivan) can be dosed either way-- without ritonavir (Norvir) boosting, the medication is dosed every 8 hours, fasting. Indinavir Read more »

Nevirapine Combivir vs. PI combo

I am in Thailand, and getting ready to start treatments. CD4<350 VL35,000. I must pay for meds myself. My doctor wants me to start on combo of Indinavir/Ritonavir & DDI/D4T. This will cost me 450 a month (Ouch!). Thailand is about to start...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...nevirapine might not be as potent as other NNRTIs, such as efavirenz. So where does that leave us? Given the difference in cost, and that we are likely talking about a long period of treatment; seems to me that the later regimen makes sense. It... Read more »

What NEXT**

i have been on crix, retrovir and epivir for one year and 3months as my first regimen.i have been undetectable for morethan ten months, but the last two tests show that the vl is coming up to 3000,and a decrease of cd4,from 300 to 250.my question...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...which you can obtain through your physician--although I realize that in many places these tests are not available because of cost issues. You are also correct that combivir is a combination pill that includes retrovir (AZT) and epivir (3TC). ... Read more »
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An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

... in-DIN-a-veer Brand Name: Crixivan Other Name(s): IDV, Indinavir sulfate, L-735,524, MK-639, Sulfato de indinavir Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Indinavir sulfate, also known Read more »
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Indinavir (Crixivan)

... What Is Indinavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...MAC by 30-50%. Combinations of these drugs have been tested for MAC prevention, but in all cases increased side effects and cost outweigh any added protection from disease. One worrying outcome of these studies was that some people develop... Read more »
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Drug Names and Manufacturers

...Manufacturer 1995 Saquinavir Invirase SQV Roche 1996 Ritonavir Norvir RTV Abbott 1996 Indinavir Crixivan IDV Merck 1997 Nelfinavir Viracept NFV ViiV Healthcare 1997 Saquinavir Fortovase; Manufacture discontinued... Read more »
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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 »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

Cost of Meds

Posted by Doyle, 6 Replies
...Just curious as to how much Hiv meds cost. I get mine free but was curious as to where i could find a list of the meds and the price of them. Read more »

COST AND COVERAGE

Posted by MACKD413, 4 Replies
...USED A HOME HIV TEST AND TESTED POSITIVE. SECOND TEST FROM MY DOCTOR COME BACK TOMORROW. IF POSITIVE,HOW MUCH WILL THE MEDS COST AND WILL MY INSURANCE COVER SOME OF THE COST. Read more »