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Over The Counter Hiv Medication

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HIV medications and over the counter medications

Greetings,I've been on Atripla for a little over 2 years now and my liver/kidney labs are all in the normal range. I get pretty bad headaches and have some chronic lower back pain that I treat with NSAIDS or Sinus headache pain reliever with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello Milwaukee and thank you for your post.In general, occasional standard dose of over-the-counter medications are safe to take with your HIV medications. Indeed, NSAIDS or Pseudophed are usually ok. Be aware that this isn't an absolute... Read more »

countering dizzyness of Atripla

I just started this week using Atripla, my first HIV medication, and I have dizzyness and the... Read more »

over the counter testosterone

hey nelson i was thinking of taking t-bombII 168tabs from MHP. been poz now for 3 years u/d viral... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure Finishes FDA Submission for Over-the-Counter HIV Test

Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies said Tuesday it has completed a submission seeking Food and Drug Administration approval of its over-the-counter HIV test. The company, which makes the OraQuick Advance HIV test used in hospitals and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Home Testing for HIV on the Way to United Kingdom After U.S. Approves Over-the-Counter Kit: Campaigners and Experts Welcome Breakthrough

The US Food and Drug Administration's July 3rd approval of an at-home HIV test kit is being lauded by HIV advocates in Britain and beyond. "We are absolutely delighted at the announcement. It marks a real sea change," said Lisa Power of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drugs Sold Over the Counter Fuel HIV in India

Injection drug users (IDUs) in India are easily circumventing prescription laws for pain medications and sedatives, resulting in an informal market that is raising HIV risks, UNAIDS reported recently. Though by law many painkillers and sedatives... Read more »
Housing Works

Independent Testing for Independence Day: FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Oral HIV Test

Image: courtesy of AP and OraSure Technologies, Inc. In the continued fight to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new weapon: an over-the-counter, oral-test for people to check their... Read more »
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Over the Counter Orasure test

Posted by happyfrog, 2 Replies
I have a concern i took a OTC Orasure hiv test NEG at 10-11 weeks is there a need for furture testing or do i need to move on with my life? Read more »

HIV medication and antihistamines

Posted by Mark100, 1 Reply
Hey Guys,
my summer allergies are really starting to act up and I was wondering if anyone knows if over the counter allergy medications react with hiv medications. I'm taking Kivexa and Issentress and the antihistamine I have wanted to take has the... Read more »

over the counter wart remover for genitals?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi. I have noticed some white colored bumps near my testicles, and I have one that is larger, and the other few are very small. I was wondering if it was safe to use an over the counter wart remover such as "duofilm" it is like "Compound W" I... Read more »

HIV Medications

Posted by BoyDave, 3 Replies
Does anyone have to pay (cash) for their HIV medications? If so I need some advice. I'm taking Truvada, Reyataz & Norvir. Read more »