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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...combined with other antiretroviral drugs in single tablet form. Abacavir and lamivudine are available in a single tablet called Epzicom. Abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine are available in a single tablet called Trizivir. Dosage Form/Administration Abacavir sulfate comes in tablet and liquid form and is taken by mouth. Recommended Daily Dose The recommended dosage of abacavir sulfate for adults is 300 mg twice a day. For children...
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Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I totally disagree with your doctor. I have discussed the "Swiss Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has... Read more »

cd4 % variation

if in the morning lab results reflect absolute CD4 at 650 and a 38% , and you took another test that afternoon with the CD4s being 900, would that percentage still be 38% (or with a a +/- 1% deviation perhaps ) ?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Good question. It could stay the same or you could see a bit of an increase in the CD4 percent as well. Read more »

CD4/CD8 Counts, Infections and Diurnal Variations

I understand from other posts that CD4 counts can decrease substantially during an infection. Is it true that, conversely, CD8's increase during infections or shortly after the infection has peaked? I had my first counts done during an ear...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...ongoing infections could significantly impact CD4 and CD8 counts. I don't think there is any need to know what your diurnal variation is, but to just be consistent on when you are having the blood drawn for testing each time. Read more »
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Essiac

...sometimes sold as a mixture of herbs to be boiled andsteeped by the user or in capsule form. Caisse reportedly had several variations of the recipe to treatdifferent forms of cancer. Some versions of Essiac have more thanthe original four... Read more »
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Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

...drugs in older classes. How Is Maraviroc Taken? Maraviroc is provided as 150 mg or 300 mg film-coated tablets. The adult dosage of maraviroc can be 150 mg, 300 mg, or 600 mg twice daily. The dosage depends on which other drugs are being... Read more »
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An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

...traditional approval for use with other anti-HIV agents in the treatment of HIV infection in adults on January 29, 2009. Dosage Form/Administration Raltegravir comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. It can be taken with or without food. ... Read more »
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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Always take this medication as your doctor instructs. Emtricitabine is taken by mouth,... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

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Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

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