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Once Daily And Twice Daily Hiv Medications

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AIDS InfoNet

Raltegravir (Isentress)

...cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking HIV medications. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about guidelines for the use of antiretroviral medications. Raltegravir is taken twice a day. It will most likely be used by people who have very few choices of antiretroviral medications in pill form. If you take raltegravir with other antiretroviral drugs, you can reduce your viral load and increase...
Ask the Experts

scared to start hiv meds

Hi Dr,l have recently tested positive to hiv and my viral load is 25,000 and cd4 count 355, my doctor said to get ready to start meds, l am 36 years old, l feel okay at the moment but not like before l had hiv,if l start meds will l feel better,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Details: More Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Treatment Number of pills and how often each day. This can vary from 11 pills twice a day to one pill once a day. Anything that could interfere with taking all your pills on time. Travel? The... Read more »

Any new developments?

Hi Ms. Salisbury,Together with 6 other orally taken medications I also inject FUZEON twice a day and this I have done for the last three and a half year faithfully. I notice that the periods, that I can cope reasonably well with this regimen of...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...injection but a time to the general public is very difficult to predict. They are trying to perfect the delivery system.New drugs for HIV are usually on a fast track but even then it is hard to predict when they will be completely FDA approved... Read more »

Precaustion for HIV+ people

Hi BenRecently diagnosed HIV+ (Tcell 57 and VL 70000). Suffered from PCP pnumonia and finally feeling normal after couple of weeks of Mepron as i was allegic to bactrim. My doctor still want me to continue Mepron once a day rather than twice...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...the atovaquone once your CD4 counts rise above 200 cells.As for what to watch out for-- first off, it's missing doses of your HIV medications. Nothing else predicts treatment failure more than missing more than ~5% of your medication doses. ... Read more »

raltegravir safety

I am 56 yo male, have been + for over 26 years, never sick from HIV. I have had 2 angioplastys and stents due to the enormous rise in choleterol and tryglycerid levels plus my genetics.To resolve this ongoing problem, my doctor wants me to take...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...What is already known about Isentress? The Isentress dose being studied in phase III clinical trials is 400mg taken by mouth twice a day. Isentress might interact with other medications, including those used to treat HIV. It is important that... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Merck's HIV Drug Isentress Fails Once-a-Day Study

...only HIV drug that works by blocking integrase, an enzyme that allows HIV to insert its genetic material into human DNA. Taken twice a day, Isentress is used among both previously treated and treatment-naive HIV patients. The trial enrolled 775... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epivir

...monitored by their physician. Epivir is also available combined with Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT), called Combivir (one tablet twice a day); in a once-daily formula with Ziagen (Epzicom, one tablet daily); and in a triple combination with both... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...medications. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about guidelines for the use of antiviral medications. Enfuvirtide is injected twice a day. It will most likely be used by people who have very few choices of antiviral medications in pill form.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

... PI-based regimens Invirase (saquinavir) and low-dose Norvir and Truvada Kaletra once or twice daily and Epzicom or Combivir or Truvada Lexiva (fosamprenavir) and low-dose Norvir (once or twice... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

started meds and hate it.

Posted by frank74, 9 Replies
...was too high 100,000 and cd4 dropped to below 500. I don't have any physical issues with meds but I is more emotional. It's a twice daily reminder of it(HIV) that before I could forget about it for a while. Read more »

I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
I am submitting this post because i know that there are many ppl out there who are worried they have hiv because they have started showing some symptoms of it and are afraid to go and get checked. This is the story of my life and about the 2 years i... Read more »

Feeling Helpless in the Medical Community

Posted by everopen, 5 Replies
...three new bottles of meds on my kitchen counter; I sorted out all of my meds for the day. The labels said; (2) Prezista 300mg twice daily. (1) Epzicom 300mg once daily. (1) Norvir 100mg once daily. That figured out to be 4 in the morning and 2... Read more »