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Stopping Hiv Medication

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my doctor asked me to stop my HIV medication.

iam HIV positive i have been taking medication for 3years. but now my doctor say i should stop for 2 weeks because he want to change the medicine. will this make my disease worse since you are suppose to have the same levels of medicine in your...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In most cases when switching/changing HIV meds would directly go from one regimen to another without a complete interruption of treatment (that can lead to development of drug resistance is some cases). There may be unique circumstances which in... Read more »

stopping hiv medications

Hello,this is Lusi from Sofia.My boyfriend is HIV positive.He wants to stop his antiretroviral... Read more »

Stopped medication

Just a hypothetical question. If someone has not been on HIV medication for over 3 years and... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Efforts to Reduce Number of HIV-Positive Patients in Africa Who Stop Taking Their Medications

In a first-person account in the New York Times , David Tuller of the University of California, Berkeley, writes of his experience shadowing a counselor with Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), an organization in Kisumu, Kenya, that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tanzania Investigating Circulation of Fake HIV Drugs, Stops Local ARV Production

BBC News reports on an investigation into the circulation of fake HIV drugs in Tanzania, writing, "Analysts say there is concern about the quality of locally made drugs given widespread corruption in political circles in the East Africa nation."... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNAIDS Welcomes U.S. Approval of Drug to Stop HIV

UNAIDS on Tuesday hailed the US Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve Truvada to prevent HIV infection. The pill, which combines emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, already is in use as an HIV treatment. UNAIDS noted that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinions: Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS; WTO and Global Health; G8, HIV/AIDS; Stopping Syringe Reuse

More Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS Needed In a New Republic /NPR opinion piece , Harold Pollack, an associate professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, looks at the media's coverage of World AIDS Day. "Almost... Read more »
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medication, thinking to stop taking it:

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
What would happen if i decide to stop taking my medication that i am on, Combovir & Sustiva? Would i get really sick & the disease would progrest to the point that i would die?

Thanks. Read more »

stopping hiv meds

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My doctor yesterday threw me for a loop when he asked me about stopping my meds. I have been HIV+ since 1989 with a viral load of 200 or under and a T cell count of over 1100. These numbers have remained relatively consistent for years. Does anyone... Read more »

Rutgers researchers may have stopped HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Rutgers researchers may have stopped HIV

Associated Press - December 12, 2004


Piscataway, N.J. - Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a trio of drugs they believe can destroy HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a published... Read more »

stop the research

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am going mental. I will try and stop researching on the net about hiv, this is driving me completely crazy. I am not a doctor, i should not try to diagnose myself. That's an advice to everyone, stop researching, stick to the guidelines, or else... Read more »