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Videx EC and Videx

Brand name: Videx EC and Videx Generic name: didanosine, or ddI Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb, , (800) 321-1335 AWP: $425.00/month for Videx EC 400 mg capsules (generic didanosine $329.00/month) Standard Dose: One 400 mg enteric-coated Videx EC, delayed-release capsule once a day for people who weigh 132 pounds or more. Dose needs to be...
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New labs since switching to Sustiva Viread Videx

I am the person with the August 03 question titled Switching to Sustiva Viread Videx. You asked that I let you know after a few months how it's going. Thank you so much for you answers previously. My doctor did labs that include viral load and...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Yes, I remember your questions well. Thanks for following up.A major point to clarify from my previous response:I did say that ddI (Videx), TDF (Viread) and boosted atazanavir can be taken all at once with food BUT I did not say it was ok to do this... Read more »

Lab values

Can you please tell First what lab work do you look at for my Hiv and what are the Normal values. and how often I need to do them Thank you...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
When people are diagnosed with HIV infection, a number of lab tests are ordered including, t cell subsets, HIV viral load, blood cell counts, liver and kidney function tests, and hepatitis virus testing.... Read more »

lab values?

What does this lab values mean?Viral load 25, 211 (by bDNA); Hct 30; Hg 8 mg/dl; and CD4+ T count > 200 micrograms/lThank you. ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The viral load is low positive, there is anemia, and apparently the CD4 count is > 200.MH... Read more »

Initial Lab Values

My partner was recently diagnosed with HIV. His initial lab values were: VL 10,000 and CD4 528. His pcp said that if she were him she would start on an antibiotic but suggests that he discuss that with the infectious disease doctor. What are...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Most experts would not recommend starting HIV meds with those kinds of CD4 and VL counts. The immune system is still in pretty good shape. I am not sure what the antibiotic would be in this case. People with AIDS (<200 CD4 cells) require... Read more »
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To those concerned with Quest Labs

Posted by Anonymous
I was reading the posts under First vs. Third and someone posted that Quest labs don't use third generation tests. I tested at my doctors office and requested a copy of the result. The lab that performed the test is called Bio-Refrence and their... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK STATE'S OFFICIAL POSITION: 12 weeks is all you need to be certain (unlike Rick Sowadsky's contention). 12 weeks if and only if: you don't have an intervening HIV exposure risk, AND if you test at a NY STATE or CITY site using their 2nd... Read more »

Still worried.. got 6 weeks result from lab corp

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I had sex with a hooker 6 weeks ago, we were using condom, but I am not sure if the condom was latex or not (she provided it)
Start to have headache and low fevers(98 degrees), also night sweats for 2 nights at the 5th weeks after the sex. I am... Read more »

LabCorp only use's 2nd Generation Test???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone heard that LabCorp(one of the biggest Lab's in america) use's second generation test's??? WTF??
How could a compant of that scale use a test thats over 10-15 years old??? Has anyone else used LabCorp?? Do they even Offer 3rd generation... Read more »