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Combivir Potency and temperature extremes.

Hello, I would like to say I am extremely grateful for your column. I am currently taking both sustiva, once a day in the morning and combivir, twice a day. I take the combivir at 13 hour intervals as closely as possible (6:00 AM & 7:00 PM)....
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Regarding your first question - I am not absolutely sure, but we generally advise avoiding extremes of temperature to optimize the stability of the drug. I suspect that baking hot temperature of greater than 100 degrees F should be avoided, but I... Read more »


Dear Doc. I am 43 ex competitive swimmer and tested + VL 35000 CD4 420 in October and since there I... Read more »

thyroid/low basal temperature

Which in usually more prevelent in hiv positive people hyper or hypo thyroid? I know fevers are... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Half a Million HIV-Positive People in U.S. Not in Regular Medical Care

Washington, DC -- The full U.S. Congress has just received Connecting toCare: Addressing Unmet Need in HIV , a new publication highlightingmethods that successfully bring HIV positive people into care. Connecting to Care , published by AIDS Action... Read more »

HCV Survival in Syringes Affected by Syringe Type, Time and Temperature

Below is the transcript of a press conference held at CROI 2010 on Feb. 19, in which Elijah Paintsil, M.D., F.A.A.P., of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., discusses a study he presented on the survival of hepatitis C virus... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Mexico Health Officials Concerned That Residents, Especially Hispanics, Do Not Undergo Regular HIV Testing

New Mexico Department of Health officials are concerned that many people who live in the state do not undergo regular HIV testing and are diagnosed only when they become very sick, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. In 2004, 63% of New Mexicans... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Life on Street Rough on People With HIV

Consequences of homelessness -- such as not having access to sleeping quarters, regular meals, clean clothing and hygiene essentials -- had the greatest single effect on the physical and mental health of homeless HIV patients, according to a... Read more »
Connect With Others

No Place for Regular Men

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I keep hearing that HIV is not a gay disease (meaning that straight people get it too). If that is the case, why isn't there a posting area for "Men." There is a posting area for women, gays, Blacks, military and teens have theirs.

What do we... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a question to pose to you. I am on an HIV Negative Website for people who have had ongoing symptoms and wanted to know if something else such as herpes could be at work in their bodies (dont worried worried wells over the past three years... Read more »

To the regulars: SteveR...etc

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know how monotonous this board must get and having to constantly attempt to set peoples minds (or atleast try)

I just wanted to thank you regulars for acting so selflessly. You truly are wonderful people.

I've been a frequent visitor to this site... Read more »


Posted by crabman
I guess you didn't take me seriously when I posted and PM'd the following to you.

"RegularGuy -

You had protected sex. You have a conclusive negative result. What does that mean? It means YOU DO NOT HAVE HIV and condoms do the job.

I understand you... Read more »