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Raltegravir Metallic Taste In Throat

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Raltegravir (Isentress)

What Is Raltegravir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Raltegravir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Raltegravir? Raltegravir (Isentress) is a drug used for antiviral therapy against HIV. It was formerly known as MK-0518. It is manufactured by Merck. Raltegravir is the first "integrase inhibitor" drug. When HIV infects a cell, it...
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Pos for 17 years with cough

I contrated hiv when I was 16 yrs old and have been on many different meds. Currently I am on Trizivir and Kaletra. I have been on this combo since January of this year. My viral load dropped from 750,000 to undetectable and my cd-4 went from 12 to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A chronic cough would be an unusual side effect of your HIV regimen so it is most likely something else. A metallic taste in the mouth can be due to the ritonavir in the Kaletra. Your HIV specialist and/or a pulmonary specialist can usually... Read more »

Exposure to HIV

Dear Robert.Grettings from London.This does seem like one of the best sites on the web, and of course I will make a donation by card.I was very likely expoded to HIV 7 days ago. I had, stupidly, (having drunk too much but that is no excuse), had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Paul,You had high "rick" sex and now your little toe is "moing" of its "on" accord? And you're worried about telling "friens" and cannot afford to "jepodise" your projects. So you were all on "Chalie," but you topped the "Italisn" and the... Read more »

im i an idiot , dont answer i know it

First off i want to tell you how great this site is. It has helped alot of people deal with questions and concerns that are hard to even ask you doctor about. Now here is the deal. I had unprotected sex with a women i had had sex with before and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms are not worrisome for possible HIV infection. Certainly your diabetes and "getting wasted" may account for some of your symptoms. That said, it is true that unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for HIV.... Read more »

PLEASE ANSWER ME!!!!! I'M DESPERATE NOW!!! REALLY DEPRESSED!!!!

I WAS ATTACKED BY AN UNKNOWN PERSON WITH A NEEDLE THAT ACTUALLY HURT ME MEANING THAT IT HAD ACCESS WITH MY BLOOD STREAM. AFTER 2 WEEKS OF THE INCIDENT I STARTED HAVING HEADACHES, SORE THROAT, MUSCLE PAIN, DIZZINESS, CHILLS, FATIGUE AND SO MANY OTHER...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not sure what the circumstances were surrounding the needle attack, so it's hard to determine your risk in that situation. Unless the needle had fresh HIV positive blood and clearly came into contact with your blood stream, then I would say... Read more »
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An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

ral-TEG-ra-vir --> Brand Name: Isentress Other Name(s): MK-0518, MK0158, RAL Drug Class: Integrase Inhibitors Raltegravir, also known as Isentress and MK-0518, is a type of medicine called an integrase inhibitor. Integrase... Read more »
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How to Prevent PCP

...The main advantage of NebuPent is that it causes few side effects and does not have to be used daily. The main side effect, a metallic taste in the mouth, usually disappears soon afterwards. It can also cause dry throat, headache and coughing... Read more »
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An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...flatulence, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, change in sense of taste, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, fever, throat irritation, abnormal thinking, rash, sore throat, and sweating. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...frequent, can cause great discomfort and can add to the decline of health in HIV disease. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth, throat, windpipe, vagina or on the skin. It can also spread throughout the body. While this is rare, it is... Read more »
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now this is interesting

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...my neck on both sides aches actually from my jawline down to my collar bone not in one spot it moves around, kinda scratchy throat, the tip of my tounge and about a finger width back feels like it was burnt, and the back of my tounge is coated... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Does anyone know why HIV antibody tests are done, rather than just directly checking for the HIV virus in the bloodstream? In HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test... Read more »

think you had all the syptoms right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...time 8)cns symptoms ( peripheral mostly, numbness ,pains etc ) 9)difficulty concentrating 10)ulcers in mouth 11)cough 12)sore throat should I go on? I dont think so !!! For the past 9 months I have seen more than 8-9 doctors ( yes the medical... Read more »

Can't get it out of my head

Posted by kev2006, 5 Replies
After unprotected vaginal and oral with a woman about nine months ago, I've had thousands of symptoms and several anybody tests. The results were negative at 3.5 weeks, 7 weeks, 12 weeks, 5 months, 6 months and 8 months. Before the incident I was... Read more »