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Marinol Prescribing Information

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Marijuana

...patients taking chemotherapy treatment for cancer. It reduces muscle spasms in people with nerve problems like multiple sclerosis and can help treat some types of pain. These uses led to the development of the drug dronabinol (Marinol), a synthetic version of THC. NOTE: Federal and state laws generally forbid the sale or possession of marijuana. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C., have passed "medical marijuana" laws that permit limited use...
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Reversing AIDS wasting???

I have a friend that was diagnosed with AIDS 4 months ago after developing streccosus pnuemonia. He also had diarrea for at least 3 months before this diagnosis He is now on truvada, prezista, & norvir. Before he got so sick he was 6'4 and 170...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
First of all, make sure he is eating and that his diarrhea is under control. For his diarrhea, has he tried Flagyl or other broad range agent? For food intake, I definitely like Juven since it is a light supplements with good amino acids. I also... Read more »

My Doctor Won't Prescribe Steroids for my ED/Fatigue

Hi. I'm 40 years old, Poz Male, on Medicaid in New York City. For the last 10 years I've been on a cocktail of Norvir, Reyataz, and Truvada. As of 3 years ago I was also prescribed Zoloft for Depression and Anxiety. I've noticed a gradual drop in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Check out the chapter in the archives of this forum dedicated to causes of HIV-associated fatigue. I'd suggest you peruse the information not only in the chapter on causes of HIV-associated fatigue but also in the chapters on treatment of... Read more »

Combivir prescribed for 7 days

dear Doc,I am 30yo male, that had a risk sex incident/expositium. My condon broke when i was having sex with a non-know HIV status female..8hrs after the incidente i start to take twice day Combivir. But the doctor that i visited prescribe it only...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello MG,Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is not prescribed for 7 days, but as you've noted, standard procedure is to treat for 28 days.I'd contact your doctor to get a prescription to Read more »

How do I get my doc to prescribe Serostim?

My pharmacy plan covers serostim. My old doctor prescribed it for me but my new one will not. Its not an option to go back to my old doctor for a variety of reasons---mostly distance and different health coverage. How can i pursuade him to write me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...thinks this is just fine? One you know what his objection is, you may be able to address it and get him to agree. I hope this information helps and best of luck! Read more »
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An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...to those for both of the medicines separately. (See individual drug fact sheets for emtricitabine and tenofovir DF for more information.) Individuals with advanced kidney disease should not take Truvada. Individuals should tell a doctor about any... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...St. John's wort). Clinical Trials Click here to search ClinicalTrials.gov for trials that use Ritonavir. Manufacturer Information Norvir Abbott Laboratories One Hundred Abbott Park Rd Abbott Park, IL 60064-3500 Phone: 800-633-9110 ... Read more »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...Should I Use the Package Insert? When you are considering or starting a new HIV medicine, your doctor will discuss some basic information with you. When you get the prescription filled, you usually receive additional written information. This... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

...or no treatment options. Individuals and health care professionals can call 1-888-577-8839 or visit www.earmrk.com for more information. Raltegravir was granted traditional approval for use with other anti-HIV agents in the treatment of HIV... Read more »
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A little worried

Posted by mml, 3 Replies
hello i have a question, my cd4 is 227 and my vload is 17000. my doctor is putting me on Truvada and Sustiva I only weigh 120 one of the side effects is loss of appetite. and every thing i can find about both of these drugs has a list of never... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...expert at making it as comfortable as possible for them. But perhaps not for me. I have scouted the internet, looking for information on the impact of HIV on a sero-discordant couple, and find mostly issues relating to exposure to, and... Read more »

Marinol???

Posted by RayZ, 2 Replies
...Hello folks - Question for the group. I have a friend that has Marinol left over from bad times with HIV. She doesn't want to take any longer and asked if OK to sell. Any input? Appreciate your comments. Read more »