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Importance Of Taking Medication Concerning The Aids Virus

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Does Aciclovir cause drug resistance to A-tripla medication taken for HIV treatment?

I took 5 tablets of Aciclovir for 5 days and since then have no outbreak of herpes in my genitals. Does it means it is cured or do i still have herpes?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...reason why taking acyclovir would have any effect on the development of HIV drug resistance (including, but not limited to the medications in Atripla).Unfortunately, acyclovir does not eradicate or cure herpes, so you still have HSV; the... Read more »

Can anti-biotic drugs complicate/interfere with HIV medication?

Dear Dr,I have been on HIV medication (Sustiva/Kivexa) for three years with success. I am generally... Read more »

drugs and hiv medication

does the casual use of cocaine , meth , etc.slow down the hiv medication treatement ; ie. atripla... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Growing Concern Over Counterfeit Drugs, Including Some HIV/AIDS Medications

...The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined the growing problem of counterfeit prescription drugs, including some medications used to treat people living with HIV/AIDS. Although the FDA says that the U.S. pharmaceutical Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNITAID Concerned About Infant HIV Medication Shortage, Drug Company Says Supply Is Sufficient

...left without the medicines they need." According to Reuters, "Bristol-Myers spokeswoman Sonia Choi said production [of the medication] is expected to resume immediately upon anticipated regulatory approval of the new U.S. plant in February... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

... Table of Contents Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The Importance of Adherence Starting and Choosing HIV Drugs Barriers to Adherence for Women Overcoming Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...medical populations, and we're getting the word out now. Our pharmacy, called Can Do Meds, offers over 11,000 prescription medications shipped from an international network of certified pharmacies, and can typically save users up to 90% off... Read more »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story... Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »

AIDS project--anyone willing to help?!

Posted by grapefruit, 4 Replies
...5) Do you think there is a stigma concerning AIDS in this society (US)? If so, how would you remedy this stigma? 6) How much medication are you taking daily, and how are the side effects? 7) Are you married, or do you have children? 8) What... Read more »