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Names Of Drugs For Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Trade Officials Seek to Strengthen Patent Protection for Brand Name Drugs, Including HIV/AIDS Treatments, Wall Street Journal Reports

U.S. trade officials are negotiating a series of agreements to strengthen patent protection of brand name drugs, including antiretroviral drugs, the Wall Street Journal reports. In many countries, including the United States, generic drug makers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians to Receive Free Brand-Name HIV Drugs as Part of U.S. Global Initiative

On Thursday, Assistant US Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul said thousands of HIV-infected Ethiopians will start receiving free AIDS drugs for the first time next month as part of President Bush's $15 billion global AIDS relief initiative. The $43... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Drug Maker Trimeris Names Former GSK Executive as New CEO

Durham, N.C.-based drug maker Trimeris on Thursday announced that it has hired Steven Skolsky, a former executive in the HIV/oncology division of GlaxoSmithKline , to succeed Dani Bolognesi as CEO of the company, which produces the antiretroviral... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIPPA and drug name disclosure

My mail order script company disclose the name of three medications that I am taking for three separate conditions to a corporate HR rep who then shared the info. with my HR manager. I was having difficulty getting my scripts so I reached out to the...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
It's certainly possible. However, I'm concerned by your statement that you reached out to the pharmacy "and HR." Did you sign anything that gave HR the right to talk to your pharmacy plan administrator in order to resolve the... Read more »

Generic vs. brand name causes rebound?

My son was diagnosed with HIV at age 1. He developed a resistance to one drug in his cocktail in the first year, and it was believed that his birth mother passed on a strain that was resistant to it. He's now 6 and has been on the same cocktail...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There's no particular reason to think that the switch from branded Ziagen to generic abacavir should be responsible for your son's increased viral load.The first thing that should happen is an assessment for... Read more »

Brand name to Generic

right now I am taking Prezista, Norvir and Truvada. I will be moving to a developing country for a year and my HIV regimen might change to generic meds. Should I be concerned? Will the generic meds benefit me like how the branded meds has. And...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In most parts of the world, generic HIV medications are made to very high quality, indeed, in many places, their manufacture is overseen by the US FDA.So long as your virus load remains undetectable (and you don't... Read more »

In the name of Allah! Please help my dear American Friend

May the ever benevolent Allah bless you Dr.Bob, I am writing to you with the help of a friend of mine, who is a learned man. Indeed he's translating and also scripting my incident. I am working as a daily wager here in a government hospital, in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Your potential occupational exposure is nearly identical to the questioner's accessible via the link below. My assessment and advice are the same. The HIV-acquisition risk is negligible at best. You could request an HIV test on the source... Read more »
Connect With Others

my name is keith...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My name is Keith and I'm an HIV+ gay man living heathily in
Seattle WA. I received my diagnosis in 1988 but believe that I
was infected in 1986 by injection drug use. Of course, hindsight
is always... Read more »

hello my name is mike...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is MIke. I found out I had hiv back in Oct. 89. I
grew up pretty much 'the baby' of the family. 2 older brothers. I
didn't have sex until I was 24 and he cheated on me and the
relationship ended. I moved... Read more »

my name is chuck...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi my name is chuck and I have been hiv+ since feb 98. I went to
the emergency room at the local hospital because of breathing
problems. the diagnosis was pneumonia, thats when the aids test
was given.... Read more »

my name is jeff...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, my name is Jeff. I have been HIV+ since February of 1991. To
date my T-Cell count is 917 and Viral Load undet. for about 2 and
a half years. I take Crixivan and Epivir only. Am AZT intolerant.
But... Read more »