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An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

...of RNA into DNA. This process prevents virus replication and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Etravirine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 18, 2008, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infection in treatment-experienced adults, who have evidence of viral replication and HIV-1 strains resistant to an NNRTI and other antiretroviral agents. Etravirine does not...
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ED med and HIV med interaction (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010)

I'm currently on Viramune and Truvada and I've been having problems getting an erection. My doctor prescribed cialis 10mg but it does not seem to work that well. If I take 20mg it works fine. Is there an interaction between my HIV meds and ED...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...me?Thanks.Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Your internist is either overly cautious or (more likely) not well informed. See below regarding dosage adjustments for ED drugs while on protease inhibitors.I should also mention there are a variety of... Read more »

Is it ok to take ED meds while on HIV meds? (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Robert hope all is well with you during these holidays. My question and I'm sure you have had your fair of this question is I am currently on Isentress, Norvir and Reyataz and also take libitor for my cholystrol levels. Is it ok to take...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Cialis, Levitra). You can take them while on your current regimen (Kaletra, Isentress and Truvada), but you need to modify the dosage. Cialis, Levitra and Viagra levels are increased when taken with Kaletra. The recommended dosages (reduced dose)... Read more »

Dosing of ATRIPLA depending on patient.

I have been on Atripla for close to 2 years and have had good success overall with the medication. I am compliant and have missed probably 4 doses over that 2 year period. My question has to do with the "one size fits all" nature of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Before a drug is approved by the FDA, extensive pharmacological testing is done to ascertain the proper dosage. This involves determining the therapeutic window. If you don't give enough of a drug, it will not be effective (and in the case Read more »

ED and HIV (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010)

I am currently on a regiment of Norvir, Reyataz & Truvada. My internist told me that I could not be on any ED drugs while on this regiment. I did try a sample of Cialis and it worked beautifully with no side effects. I pased this information on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your internist is either overly cautious or (more likely) not well informed. See below regarding dosage adjustments for ED drugs while on protease inhibitors.I should also mention there are a variety of potential causes for ED in Read more »
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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...increase. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Emtricitabine in capsule form was approved by the FDA on July 2, 2003, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infection in adults. Emtricitabine oral solution was approved by the FDA... Read more »
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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...Uses Stavudine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 24, 1994, for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children. Stavudine may also be used to prevent... Read more »
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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...Tenofovir DF was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 26, 2001 for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. On March 24, 2010, use was expanded to youth 12... Read more »
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Viracept

...was approved for use in combination with other antiretroviral drugs in the treatment of HIV infection in 1997. In 2003, the dosage formulation of nelfinavir was simplified to two tablets twice daily. The level of drug in the bloodstream was... Read more »
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Posted by stevenmarvin, 3 Replies
...taking viread and sustiva last week. Stupidly I took 2 MDMA pills tonight. Now I am affraid, should I take my meds or skip the dosage. Can anyone help. I am new to all of this.. Read more »

First Lab results - to med or not to med?

Posted by vbd1966, 2 Replies
...as new?) and I just got my first set of lab results back. CD4 of 558 and VL of 130K. Doctor's not inclined to start me on meds since CD4 is high, but at the same time a VL of 130K still means I carry a risk of infecting others (partner/husband... 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 »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »