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Is There Any Problem With Taking Dapsone While On HIV Meds

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Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

What About Drug Resistance? Whenever you take medication, be sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, they might change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you are taking medications. When this happens, the drug will stop working. This is called "developing resistance" to the drug. For example, if you are taking dapsone to fight PCP...
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Stop taking dapsone for 2 weeks

Hi im having problems with getting an erection and arousing myself to function i have taken kamagra and this doesnt have any effect on me i have been taking dapsone 100mg for 2 weeks and prior to this septrin which gave me a rash. Before taking...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I do not think the dapsone is doing anything but would discuss with your doctor. Pneumonia, which damson prevents, can certainly make it difficult to get erections so staying on the medication meanwhile is a good idea.DW... Read more »

Dapsone & Septrin

Hello,My current Cd4 count is around 174 and I have recently been taking Dapsone for 10 day just to prevent pcp before I start my anti-HIV medication in a few days. I have previously taken Septrin which I had a nasty rash and also have just had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are alternatives to Septra or Dapsone for PCP prophylaxis, including oral Mepron or inhaled pentamidine. That you had a "nasty rash" as a result of taking Septra and Dapsone does not mean you will have a similar reaction to... Read more »

dapsone

hi, i and thank you for for your attention., i im taking dapson but i would like to know about the side efects on this drug i ll appreciate this and thank you again...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dapsone is used in the setting of HIV infecition particlarly for prevention of Pneumocystis pneumonia in persons intolerant to standard sulfa-trimethoprim. A small percent of persons taking dapson develop serious side effects that can include skin... Read more »

Problem Taking My Meds

Dear Doc. I'm not sure whats wrong with me, Since 1994 I was tested positive for the hiv virus. I'ts now 2003 and I have full blown aids, I can't for the life of me, take the meds. I'm on Kaletra and trizavir, For years its been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Side effects of medications are a common problem in the managment of therapy.There are a ton of tips, tricks and methods to minimize side effects of therapy-- when are you taking your medications? Are you taking them with meals? What type of food-... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
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22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
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When does a person start taking ARV meds?

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My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

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Posted by Jet, 3 Replies
Recently a toxoplasma infection got me admitted to the hospital and the test result of my blood came HIV+.(First time with a CD4 COF 130.oN MY DISCHARGE DAY,i was pricribed Adiazine,daraprim,Losec,leucovorin and dexametozone which till now is... Read more »