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Is It Good Idea To Take Hiv Medication

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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Introduction How Drugs Are Metabolized Drugs That Slow Down Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact
Ask the Experts

Oral sex, active herpes and HIV PEP therapy

I am young guy who after just recovered from a Genital Herpes outbreak, received oral sex from a prostitiute, I've read that the Genital lesions as a result from HSV contain many more WBCs and that makes transmission more likely, I realize that it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Concerned Teen,It's never a good idea to use someone else's prescription medications. Your degree of HIV-acquisition risk would not warrant a course of post-exposure Read more »

Taking only 2 of 3 RX HIV Meds

I take Lexiva, Zerit and Epivir.I ran out of Lexiva for 5 days and decided not to take my Zerit and Epivir until I got a new supply of Lexiva so i can take all three meds at the same time.Is it most likely best to have continued to taken the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.You did the right (if not optimal) thing. It's really never a good idea to take only 2 of your 3 ongoing HIV medications. Had you done this, after 5 days, you'd only have d4T (Zerit) and 3TC (Epivir) Read more »

4 hours and a half late on Zerit and Epivir

Hello and thanks for your great work. This morning I failed to wake up at my regular time (7 am) to take my half daily dosage of Epivir & Zerit (I take two pills for each a day, with a 12-hour distance) and took them at 11.30 instead. I have been on...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...It is a good idea to take all your HIV medications as prescribed, so I appreciate that you understand the need to do so. It is likely that minor Read more »


I need to knw if i can combine ARV's and Vitamins. I went on medication in february 2005 when my CD4 was 255 and VL100000. the last time i checked in february 2006 my CD4 was 690 and VL below 40. Is it a good idea to take supplements while on...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...A mulitvitamin tablet is fine. Megadoses are not necessarily a good idea and can interact with some HIV medications. Going to the gym is an excellent idea. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

... Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Training and Experience Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? The Provider-Patient Relationship Help Your Provider Help You Availability Confidentiality Changing Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics are seeing other health care providers, besides your HIV specialist, be sure that they are all in contact. Track Your HIV/AIDS Tests It's best to buy a notebook and use it whenever you go to the doctor to write questions you have and take... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

...regimen, it is important to make sure you reallyunderstand how to take each drug. This will help you be adherent. It is a good idea to write down the answers to the question listed above foreach drug in your regimen. Then come up with a schedule... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes may help control insulin resistance. See a registered dietitian to help you make good choices and plan yourmeals. Many AIDS service organizations have registered dietitians on staff whowill see you free of charge. The health benefits of... Read more »
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Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Does anyone know of any drug help out there, the local HIV/AIDS organization said that there is nothing they can do to help me, since I have my own private insurance. My insurance runs me Read more »

HIV in prisons

Posted by curious_about, 3 Replies
...I am interested in HIV healthcare in prisons. I honestly don't know much about what goes on inside, what the difficulties are. I've been thinking Read more »