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new hiv meds 4 drugs in one pill taken once a day..

Hi Dr Ben,could you please tell me about this new 4 drugs in one pill, once a day... it sounds great.. when will it be out for general use ???thank you so much for your time..tim Gilead aims to start trials in 2009 of a new four-drugs-in-one-pill...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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hi Tim and thanks for your post.The so-called quad pill is indeed in development by Gilead-- it is a combination of the potential new boosting drug (ie, the long awaited replacement for Norvir) with Gilead's new integrase inhibitor and the parts of... Read more »

Could 3-4 Days Worth of HIV Meds boost CD4 to over 1,000 and keep above 500 for a year?

Dear, Dr. Young:I wrote to you via a personal e-mail address and you asked me to contact you here,... Read more »

Follow-up to pneumonia question and 3-4 days of HIV meds

Dear Dr. Young,I have a follow-up to a question I asked and you answered. I don't want to be... Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

Taken Preventively Daily HIV Meds Could Reduce HIV Risk Among Gay, Bisexual Men

...a large, international clinical trial published online this morning in The New England Journal of Medicine found that a daily dose of an anti-retroviral pill reduced the risk of contracting HIV by 43.8 percent. The study, known as iPrEx,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Tesamorelin

...Form/Administration Always take this medicine as your doctor instructs. Dosage Forms and Strengths Tesamorelin is given as a daily shot (injection). What storage conditions are needed for this medicine? Keep this medication in the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada) Efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla) Recommended Daily Dose Recommended Adult Dosage (18 years of age and older): Capsules: one 200 mg capsule taken once... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Once-a-Day HIV Treatment: Ready for Prime Time?

...you look these days there are sound bites for the treatment of HIV: "... Simplify your HIV regimen" and "Now, one tablet, once daily for simpler HIV combination therapy." Some pharmaceutical companies have been deploying ads, implementing... Read more »
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started meds and hate it.

Posted by frank74, 9 Replies
...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 »

Having trouble staying med compliant

Posted by longislandfuzz, 6 Replies
...the knowledge of what going off meds is like, but just can't seem to get the consistency part right - It sucks going to bed everyday taking meds and waking up only to have to take more. My doctor has referred me to support groups, but I don't... Read more »

I just started taking meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
and would love some feedback from people. I was poz for 3 yrs before needing to begin and since I am moving to Costa Rica in the fall I thought 'no time like the present' to get myself trhough all the possible side effects. Well- they have begun. ... Read more »

Let the meds begin!

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...discovered that my CD4 has dropped significantly! 194 to be exact!! My PCP has asked that I see my HIV Specialist asap and begin meds. I've been putting off the appointment all week. I've struggled to get out of bed. Boxes in my new house... Read more »