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Taking Dapsone When You're Hiv Positive

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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
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Expiratioin of Dapsone

Greetings again doc. Thanks for all your help in the past questions I've had. Ok, so I had to go off of my HAART, Truvada and Lexiva because of stomach issues, but that has been resolved thankfully. CD4's are in the 100's and VL of 30,000. Question...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. I would advise not taking expired medications.2. As you have no history of allergy to Bactrim, I would advise you fill the prescription and take it as directed. The overall risk of drug allergy to Bactrim remains small.3. I agree you need... 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
...Hello,There are alternatives to Septra or Dapsone for PCP prophylaxis, including oral Mepron or inhaled pentamidine. That you had a "nasty rash" as a result of taking Septra and Read more »

Dapsone contents

Is sulfurnomide an ingredient in Dapsone?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Though Dapsone and the sulfonamides both work by inhibiting the same enzyme, sulfonamides are an entirely different chemical than Dapsone. Read more »

Follow up - KS on the bottom of foot

Dr. Bob - thank you for your response to my question. I appreciate the feedback. I have been on a prophylaxis of Dapsone for a year (allergic to Sulfa drugs) as I knew my counts were low and it took over 10 months to become qualified for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Patrick,Ten months to qualify for assistance once you've had an AIDS diagnosis is morally reprehensible and unconscionable for the richest country in the world. Shame on us! Often, a motivated HIV Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

...small study showed that these drugs would also prevent PCP in people with AIDS. The drugs used to treat PCP include TMP/SMX, dapsone, pentamidine, and atovaquone. TMP/SMX (Bactrim or Septra , see Fact Sheet 535 ) is the most effective... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

Not good test results...

Posted by BeerMe30, 2 Replies
...for error. Hopefully my HIV doesn't become resistant to the meds. I am taking Truvada, Intelence, Norvir and Prezista plus Dapsone. I need to go back for a blood draw to see if I am able to take a new medication available. If it weren't for... Read more »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...around 400, and my viral load is undetectable. If I hadn't had PCP a few years ago, I wouldn't even be classified as having AIDS; I would merely be HIV positive. My doctor is so pleased with my results that he is considering taking me off... Read more »