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Pills For Hiv Aids

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Tests on "HIV Pill" to Stave Off AIDS

On Tuesday in Cape Town, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation announced plans to test whether a pill provides protection from HIV for men at high risk of contracting the virus. Project Manager Earl Burrell said the pre-exposure prophylaxis strategy -- in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utahns Don't Expect Swift Widespread Use of AIDS Pill That Helps Gay Men Avoid HIV Infection

Utah HIV/AIDS physicians and advocates are reacting cautiously to news that an already approved HIV treatment can help prevent healthy gay men from becoming infected. The study involved men who have sex with men, and transgender persons who have... Read more »
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Amidst Pressure From Activists, NY AIDS Institute Takes Landmark Step in HIV Prevention Pill Access

Eighteen months after the approval of Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimen to prevent HIV transmission, the New York state AIDS Institute has released guidelines for health... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Pills, pills, pills...

Hello. I was diagnosed HIV positive in June of 2000 with CD4 at 553 and VL at 9000. Since then, my CD4 went to 351 and the VL went to 85 000. (Excuse my English...) My doctor put me on Sustiva and Combivir on December 20, saying that the side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many of the side effects you are experiencing do generally diminish after several months on therapy. For some, they don't and a change in medications might be in order. The nausea is often due to the AZT. A change to D4T for a while might... Read more »

Morning after pill for AIDS?

I did a really stupid thing last night and had sex with someone I met at a bar, without a condom. I am a female, and I have never done anything like this before, and have had sex with only two other people in my life! I have no idea what his HIV...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unless you know that your partner had HIV-disease (HIV infection had been confirmed through testing) or had significant risk for infection (sex with men, shares needles, or confirmed exposure to HIV), taking medication (PEP) after your exposure is... Read more »

HIV transmission from pill given by HIV positive

Dear Dr. WohlI am from Indonesia and I am living with an HIV positive housemate who are already taking anti-retroviral drugs for a month now. Few days ago, I had an acute attack of my gouty and I asked him out of desperation to hand me over my...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk here. HIV is not transmitted like this. At all.DW... Read more »

HIV transmission from pill given by HIV positive

Dear Mr. Glenn,I am from Indonesia and I am living with an HIV positive housemate who are already taking anti-retroviral drugs for a month now. Few days ago, I had an acute attack of my gouty and I asked him out of desperation to hand me over my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The only way there would be any risk is if he had wet blood on his hand and a significant amount of that got into your mouth. But it doesn't sound like that was the case. It would be unlikely.Hope this helps,Erik... Read more »
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Thrush... HIV or the pill???

Posted by Anonymous
About one year ago i had a huge HIV scare..... I tested negative at 7 weeks and never tested again because i was told a 7 week test is quite conclusive and i wasn't really in high risk.... i needed to get past it and move on.
I took a new lease on... Read more »

how many pills?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I am HIV positive and go to doc next week. Probably start on meds. I would like and idea of how many pills I will have to take. I know it depends but I'm just curious how many so of you take. I know its not like it used to be taking loads... Read more »

Treatment breaks/Pill holidays

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Treatment Breaks Increase AIDS Complications

By Research + Treatment News
Until more research is available to show who can safely take treatment breaks, researchers advise all HIVers to avoid treatment interruptions and change to better-tolerated... Read more »

single one a day pill

Posted by Anonymous
July 9, 2006
New Medicine for AIDS Is One Pill, Once a Day

By ANDREW POLLACK
The first complete treatment for AIDS that is taken once a day as a single pill is expected to be available soon.

The pill, which combines three drugs made by two companies,... Read more »