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Should Someone With Hiv Take Dapsone

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AIDS InfoNet

Dapsone (Avlosulfon)

... What Is Dapsone? Why Do People With HIV Take Dapsone? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Dapsone Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Dapsone React With Other Drugs? What Is Dapsone? Dapsone is an antibiotic drug. It is sold as Dapsone or Avlosulfon.
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Dr. Bob, you are ignoring my question, a cry for help from Dallas downtown, so that you could hear in San Francisco.

Dr. Bob, I had taken Dapsone, 15 years ago for treating a skin condition for about 3 years, mixed with another pill and in between periods of prednisone pill. So i got scared about all this, mainly the prednisone, and then i doubted the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your concerns are completely unwarranted. Medications that you took years ago would not affect recent HIV test results.1. No.2. Your current tests would indicate you never had HSV-1/HSV-2.3. No.Dr. Bob Read more »

tadalafil

is it safe to use tadalafil with hiv medications,norvir/reyataz/truvada and dapsone
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, but Norvir increases its blood level, so start with half the dose and see if it works fine. Most men on Norvir do well with 10 mg instead of the 20 mg regular dose.Also, be aware that face flushing, sinus blockage, back ache, heart burn and... Read more »

dapsone

hi, i and thank you for for your attention., i im taking dapson but i would like to know about the side efects on this drug i ll appreciate this and thank you again
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Dapsone is used in the setting of HIV infecition particlarly for prevention of Pneumocystis pneumonia in persons intolerant to standard sulfa-trimethoprim. A small Read more »

Dapsone & Septrin

Hello,My current Cd4 count is around 174 and I have recently been taking Dapsone for 10 day just to prevent pcp before I start my anti-HIV medication in a few days. I have previously taken Septrin which I had a nasty rash and also have just had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you had a "nasty rash" as a result of taking Septra and Dapsone does not mean you will have a similar reaction to your anti-HIV meds, as these are very different compounds. Talk to your HIV specialist about your concerns. You can also learn about... Read more »
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Zerit

...with nausea, vomiting, and blood in the urine. Risks for pancreatitis include higher than recommended doses of NRTIs, advanced HIV, and alcohol use. Stop all HIV medications and see a health care provider right away. Your physician will check for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

... What Is PCP? Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP or pneumocystis) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment, over 85% of people with HIV would eventually develop PCP. It has been the major killer of people... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pentamidine

...treat active PCP. What Is PCP? PCP (or pneumocystis pneumonia) is the most common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. Without treatment, over 85% of people with HIV would eventually develop PCP. It has been the major killer of people... Read more »
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Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole, Cotrimoxazole

... What Is TMP/SMX? Why Do People With HIV Take TMP/SMX? What About Drug Resistance? How Is TMP/SMX Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does TMP/SMX React With Read more »
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Not good test results...

Posted by BeerMe30, 2 Replies
...After about 4-5 weeks of waiting for lab results, I found out I have a highly resistant form of HIV. Not much room for error. Hopefully my HIV doesn't become resistant to the meds. I am taking Truvada, Intelence, Norvir and Read more »

GINSENG and other antioident

Posted by AaronK, 2 Replies
...proven that this herb boost tcells... pls help me.... because if there were natural medications that boost tcells and fight hiv maybe it can do what norvir does and boost the medcations...catching my drift... HIV medcations is toxic and our... Read more »

I AM AT WITS END WITH PCP PREVENTION

Posted by southerncharm, 1 Reply
...discover that I'm allergic to sulfabiotics; finding out the hard way was not fun. I switched to Dapsone and within a week I had hives again, at that point I decided to switch doctors because I was also dealing with a syphillis infection which I... Read more »

Insurance question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was just diagnosed along with two children. What is this going to cost per year. I have decent insurance, but wanted a ball park! Read more »