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An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...possible to take a lower dose of the other PIs. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Ritonavir comes in soft gel capsule, tablet, and liquid forms. All forms are taken by mouth and should be taken with food. To improve the taste of ritonavir oral solution, patients may mix ritonavir oral solution with chocolate milk or...
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What is better? Testosterone Injections or Gels?

I am currently on testosterone enanthate, one injection every two weeks. Is there an actual advantage to using testim, the gel? I have all options available to me.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...If you are used to the injections, you may not feel the same "lift" by the gels. The injections cost around $80 a month compared to $1100 a month for Testim or Androgel. Some people argue that gels are Read more »

What are the risks of using a testosterone gel, testim?

Can you advise me exactly what the statistical risks of prostate cancer for users of testim, testosterone gel and how do they increase with prolonged use?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy). Long-term use of testosterone replacement has not been well-studied (for example compared to hormone replacement in women which is a very... Read more »

Restarting Testim

Hi Doc,I've been on HAART for about one year and three months. Early in my treatment my doctor perscribed Testim for me, but I stopped after about three months because my doctor said that my testosterone levels were in the normal range.Its been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The only reason to use testosterone replacement is to treat hypogonadism (low testosterone). It should not be used if your serum testosterone levels are normal, as the risks of the drug would then outweigh potential benefits. You can read all... Read more »

testim vs. test injections

I have been on weekly (100 mg per wk) of delatestryl (test enanthate) and my total cholesterol is very high, due to the spike after injection. I just recently switched to Testrim. I will inform everyone of the changes in about 3 months. Will I...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Testim should sustain your libido, so I would not worry too much about it. Restim is a gel that seems to be absorbed much better than Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...not well absorbed and had to be taken with a high fat meal. Even then, drug uptake was uneven, and the company switched to a gel capsule they called Fortovase. Fortovase caused lots of stomach upset and diarrhea, and quickly fell out of favor.... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...the way male and female condoms do. Some might be products women can use without their partners' knowledge. They will come in gels, foams, and creams. Some may take the form of a sponge or thin film that can be inserted with the fingers. Rings... Read more »
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Indinavir (Crixivan)

...empty. This means taking indinavir two hours after eating, or one hour before eating. If you need to, you can eat dry toast with jelly and drink skim milk, juice, coffee, tea, or water with indinavir. Fat, protein, and high-calorie foods will... Read more »
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