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Once Daily And Twice Daily Hiv Medications

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Odin -- Darunavir-Ritonavir Once or Twice Daily

Darunavir (Prezista) is a protease inhibitor that is an effective part of HAART when prescribed at a dose of 600 mg, taken with 100 mg of ritonavir (Norvir), both drugs taken twice daily. The presence of ritonavir raises and prolongs the levels of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Studies Find Once-Daily "Quad" Is Safe and Effective

The findings of two large international randomized studies published in The Lancet medical journal indicate that the new once-daily pill combining three antiretrovirals and a booster molecule is a safe and effective alternative to two widely used... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Gilead's Once-Daily HIV Pill Complera

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday approved the once-daily pill Complera for patients not previously treated for HIV. Complera, made by Gilead Sciences Inc., combines tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) with rilpivirine (Edurant), a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

once or twice daily kaletra?

Dr. Young,Which one do you advocate in favor of?NelsonOnce Daily Kaletra Vs Twice Daily Kaletra in Treatment-nave Patients In a pilot study, the safety, tolerability, and antiviral activity of a once-daily Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir/LPV/r)-based...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Nelson-There was an interesting presentation at the European AIDS Conference last week concerning a study that looked at lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) once- versus twice-daily (in combo with tenofovir(Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva). This study... Read more »

switching Kaletra from once to twice daily

Hi! I'm 30 and have started meds months ago with a VL of 98 000 and CD4 at 70. My combo is Kaletra ( soft-gels) twice daily and Truvada and I am now taking Septra until I get my CD4 up to 250. I got the results and I seem to be responding...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
At this stage, once your viral load is below 50 copies/mL, I would feel very comfortable with switching your Kaletra to the once daily new Kaletra formulation. There is a slightly higher risk of drug resistance developing with the once daily... Read more »

how to switch from daily dose of Isentress to twice daily

I've been taking Truvada and Isentress for the past 18 months with great results....undetectable and cd 4 count of 500 with no side effects....I was taking Isentress 2 pills once a day instead of the recommended dosage of one pill twice...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Yes indeed, the QDMRK study (recently published in <a href="" target=_new>Lancet Infectious Diseases</a> ) showed that once-daily raltegravir (ISENTRESS)... Read more »

Need of Once Daily

I have been HIV positive for 4 years now. I am allergic to Norvir and because of depression can not take Sustiva. I was on Epzicom once a day and seemed to work for about a year. Now I am starting Isentrees, Zerit, Viread. I have to take the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Once a virus starts to develop resistance to medication it becomes harder to treat. This often adds an additional challenge to people who find it difficult to take medications due to schedules or side effects (as in your case). Unfortunately there... Read more »
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Complera, the new once-daily combo pill

Posted by bartleby
new treatment option. here's what you need to know.
Complera (rilpivirine/tenofovir/FTC) is like Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC) except it replaces the Sustiva (efavirenz, Stocrin) arm with Edurant (rilpivirine). it has to be taken with a meal.... Read more »

"Daily Vit. Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Here the mainstream proves itself wrong yet again, but ignores the obvious implications of its own research in the following article, "Daily Vitamin Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times, July 1, 2004.

If a vitamin can prevent illness, then what's... Read more »

Once bitten twice shy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Very concerned here.... need some sane talk... about 5 1/2 weeks ago, I had an encounter with another man. We deep kissed (2 minutes) and he nibbled/sucked on my nipples. I guess he nibbled pretty hard because a couple of days later I notice a... Read more »

I didn't see this in the CDC daily update

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Jan. 11, 2001 - A designer protein that stops the AIDS virus from breaking and entering might make it as a last-ditch weapon in the arsenal against HIV, researchers said on... Read more »