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Amprenavir (Agenerase)

What Is Amprenavir? Amprenavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Agenerase ® . It was manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Manufacture of amprenavir was discontinued in October 2007. It is being replaced by fosamprenavir (see Fact Sheet 448 ). Fosamprenavir is a pro-drug of amprenavir. This means that when fosamprenavir is taken, it is broken down to produce amprenavir.
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Vitamin B12 Intranasal Jel

Dear Dr. Frascino:Is there a way to ideantify the maker of the vitamin B12 intranasal jel? This information is for my physician. The good doctor wants to know who manufatures this jel. expressions of my gratitude, your site is an incredible soure of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Frank,Sure. In the United States, the product is called Nascobal and it's manufactured by Schwarz Pharma, Inc. You might mention to your doctor that this information is easily located by checking Read more »

Vitamin B12 shots

Hey Dr. Bob,I am an underweight man in my mid 30's who has been living with the virus since before '99. I am well educated and want to be impowered to make decisions about my care. My blood work has consistently shown low RBCs and high MCVs and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for example. The only reason to take supplemental vitamin B12 injections (or the new more convenient vitamin B-12 nasal spray, nascobal) is if you are vitamin B12 deficient. This can be determined with a simple blood test.A bigger problem is your... Read more »

SEROSTIM: DO PROS OUT WEIGH CONS?

JUST STARTED ON SEROSTIM! DO THE PROS OF THIS DRUG OUTWEIGH THE CONS? I'M HAVING EXTREME FATIGUE,AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS THIS DRUG OR MY DEPRESSION, OR SOME OF THE OTHER DRUGS IM ON, BUT FATIGUE IS BECOMING A HUGE PROBLEM, TO THE POINT WHERE I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The main side effects of Serostim are mild swelling and edema (usually in the hands and feet), stiffness in the joints and elevation of blood sugar levels (diabetics need to be careful with this drug). Overall, only 1-2% of people end up having to... Read more »

B12 (liquid)

Have you heard any more on a spray B-12 that was discussed here last april? There are also lozenges and a liquid B-12 that goes under the tongue. Have you heard anything on these? I guess I'm looking for info on whether these are a true means of...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...is the most reliable route of administration. Vitamin B-12 is also available by prescription in a nasal spray delivery called Nascobal, which is available in 5 ml. Solution. The concentration is Vitamin B-12 500-mcg/0.1 ml. Most people replace... Read more »
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Protease Inhibitors in Development

Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors... Read more »
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Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors NNRTIs in Development NNRTIs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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Side Effects

What Are Side Effects? Who Gets Side Effects? How to Deal With Side Effects Which Side Effects Are the Most Common? The Bottom Line What Are Side Effects? Side effects are what a drug does to you that you don't want itto... Read more »
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Recreational Drugs and HIV

How Does Recreational Drug Use Affect HIV? Drugs And Getting Infected With HIV Drug Use And HIV Disease Drug Interactions The Bottom Line For More Information How Does Recreational Drug Use Affect HIV? Recreational drug use can... Read more »
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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 »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when: You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »

Facts II. WIndow Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Without having to travel so far away, you can find posts of Dr. Santana (The Body Spanish section) where he refers to the window period in a very similar way to what I said before, In one of his posts he says: test at 3 months, at 6 months, at 9... Read more »