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Names Of Drugs For Hiv

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The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview fever, fatigue, muscle or jointaches, blisters, facial and tongue swelling), bone problems Special Considerations: Atripla is a one-pill, once-daily drug regimen (it does nothave to be used with other HIV medications). Get tested for hepatitis B (HBV)before taking Atripla. Because Emtriva and Viread also fight HBV, if you areco-infected with HBV and HIV, stopping Atripla may cause your HBV to get worse.Women who are...
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HIV Related Memory Loss

I was diagnosed with HIV in May 1989 and started noticing that I can't remember names of friends and of common everyday items. I have to ask my partner the names of our friends and when trying to talk about something I have to tell him what the item...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...genetics (family risk) are important as you note so can be a challenge to determine if HIV is adding to the problem. There are some HIV drugs that penetrate into the brain better than others so if there is evidence for some ongoing HIV... Read more »


please dr. help me,i m dying.i will contribute to you surely.If i had sex with a person named lucy two months ago and he had sex with a hiv positive person three months ago but lucy was tested negative after three months,can i get hiv from lucy in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the date of your last potential exposure. No matter who Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds slept with. By the way, Lucy is an odd name for a guy. Does it stand for something? Lucifer for instance?Dr. Bob Read more »

Do certain excipients in HIV medications cause side effects?

I was wondering whether certain excipients in HIV medications cause certain side effects in HIV positive patients? Such as propylene glycol or ethanol commonly used in HIV medications?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...This is certainly the potential for this to happen. The risks include allergies or gastrointestinal intolerance, to name a few. Some of the diarrhea associated with ritonavir, for instance, related not to the drug but to the non-drug contents of Read more »

drop foot

Hello my name is George I started taking HIV drugs for the first time 3 year ago 4 months ago I started to feel pain on my right foot and lower leg, The pain increased a lot, and 2 months ago I stopped taking , but the pain ,burning,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
First of all I recommend discussing with your HIV specialist what should be done regarding your HIV infection. It seems unlikely that the Atripla had anything to do with the nerve condition that you described but being off treatment often can result... 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

...plans to expand treatment to 210,000 people. Ethiopia will be one of the few African countries to offer AIDS patients free brand-name antiretroviral drugs; many governments opted for the cheaper generic versions. "In the absence of drugs of high... Read more »
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 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

...more than one type of drug are discussed in Fact Sheet 409 . 1. Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") The first anti-HIV drugs. They block reverse transcription (the creation of viral DNA from RNA) by providing "decoy" building blocks... Read more »
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Paid Survey

Posted by Dusten
...Hello, My name is Dusten Lorenz. My company is BioVid Corporation. We are looking for people who are HIV positive and currently on therapy or Read more »

Travelling with HIV Meds

Posted by jon_yvr, 6 Replies
I am on 6 meds and I'm going the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy for a month. I'll be carrying alot of bottles. Has anyone had any experience taking medications through customs in these countries? Any suggestions for what I should do: try to... Read more »

One Pill a Day?

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
The April 28, 2006 One-pill HIV regimen submitted for FDA review Gilead Sciences and Bristol-Myers Squibb on Thursday submitted for review to the Food and Drug Administration their once-daily anti-HIV pill that contains a full... 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. Read more »