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Is It Ok To Take HIV Meds One Hour Early

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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Took my HIV medication one hour late

Hi there my doctor has placed me on the little pink pill about a month ago which I usually take around 10pm every night it contains - Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate 300mg/Efavirenz 600mg/and Emtricitabine now I'm worried if the slip up in taking...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Geez, one hour late? It's not even remotely "late". Don't worry. All that's really requested with a regimen that you're taking is to take them every evening. Not every 1000 or 1100.... Read more »


hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates for long term survival are highest for someone who 'gets it right' with the very... Read more »

Starting HIV Meds Early

I was infected with HIV in September of 2006. My first labs were done in April. My VL was 74,000 and my CD4s were 864. My resistance test came back as no resistance to anything. I hate the idea of waiting for my CD4s to drop before starting...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are several positive features associated with early treatment of HIV-infected. One that you have alluded to is that there would be a much lower risk of HIV transmission in the case of condom breakage. Another is that early treatment of HIV... Read more »

hiv+/- relationship, early meds, platelets and AZT

Just started dating a great guy who unfortunately is HIV+ and I'm trying to get some information. He has known for a year and a half and he's not on medication. He's 23, has a cd4 count>600 and low viral load but his doctor just...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.Do you live in the US or Europe? Just about anywhere in the world, monotherapy with any HIV medication is not recommended. AZT monotherapy is restricted to pregnant women and their babies (and even then, it's... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Go to doc in one hour...

Posted by needhelp02, 3 Replies
Well, I am going to the doc in one hour so he can run all kinds of tests on me. I had the worst night ever last night trying to sleep. All I can think about is HIV. My anti-deps are not helping me at all. Does anyone have any last minute ideas... Read more »