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Side Effects Of Contraceptives

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Etravirine (Intelence)

... What Is Etravirine? Who Should Take it? What About Drug Resistance? How Is it Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? What Is Etravirine? Etravirine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Intelence. It is manufactured by Tibotec Pharmaceuticals. Etravirine
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megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight please do tell me the way to achieve my goal
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...the treatment of several cancers in women and men, such as cancers of the breast, uterus, and prostate. Two commonly observed side effects of Megace, increased appetite and weight gain, prompted its current use for AIDS-wasting.The effects of... Read more »

Should I stay on PEP?

Hi,I had a sexual intercourse with an illegal Thai prostitute in Singapore. Unfortunalty, the condom broke but I did not ejaculate.I started PEP 36 hours later and the side effect are mild althouh not pleasant. I managed ot get the girl and myself...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,1. Since both you and your "student" tested HIV negative, the only potential HIV-acquisition risk would involve the student still being in her window period. The chances of this are remote at best. I would advise discontinuing PEP.2. I would... Read more »


First let me explain the reason why I have sent this message. I am a male (gay) living with HIV and have been for over 20 years. It as always been my principle and value to practice what I preach. In other words safer/safe sex is a must for all. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...including but not limited to male condoms. Dr. Bob OBAMA BUDGET WOULD KILL ABSTINENCE-ONLY FUNDING By Jonathan Allen, CQ Staff President Obama plans to eliminate funding for abstinence-only sex education programs and replace it with money for... Read more »

condom effectiveness (CONDOM EFFICACY 2008)

i read in a forum that hiv can pass through latex condoms and thus condoms are not effective in preventing hiv transmission. Is it true ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...well referenced. Now let me show you an example of how statistics can be misleading in a very Republican-NRA sort of way. Consider the following stats: Doctors: The number of doctors in the U.S. is 700,000 Accidental deaths caused by physicians... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...under the curve (AUC), a measure of the body's overall exposure to a drug between two doses. When antiretrovirals and hormonal contraceptive agents are combined, drug interactions may change the AUC of the hormonal contraceptives. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australians Have "Hit-and-Miss" Approach to Sex

..."Few respondents understood the 'nitty gritty' details of the contraceptives they used, such as failure rates and potential side effects," said doctoral student Alicia Mitic. "A big concern is that even though most people were using some form of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: efavirenz Brand Name: Sustiva Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: One 600 mg tablet, Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...unavailable at press time. Manufacturer contact: Abbott Laboratories, , 1 (800) 222-6885 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common side effects include weakness, stomach pain, upset stomach (nausea, diarrhea, and... Read more »
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Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
...I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...solitude. I mentally envisioned myself becoming grossly deformed and weak and covered with sores until my skin fell off and my insides turned to puss that oozed out of ghastly, bloody ulcerations in my torso, face and limbs. And then I told my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I warned you in my last post that if you persisted in being polite, intelligent and rational I would fall in love with you. Like all AIDS apologists you completely ignored my caution and posted yet another charming and well reasoned posting. Well,... Read more »

ED side effects

Posted by Anonymous
...What are the side effects when taking Crixivan and Viagra? Read more »