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What Are The Dangers Of Stocrin

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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

ef-FAH-ver-enz Brand Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): DMP-266, EFV, L 743726, Stocrin Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Efavirenz, also known as EFV or Sustiva, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). NNRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Efavirenz was approved by the FDA...
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Stocrin mixed with marijuana as a recreational drug. (WHOONGA, 2010)

I am not sure if this is the correct forum. We are seeing a new phenomenon in South- Africa where people are not only sniffing Stocrin as in the past, but are now mixing it with Cannabis and Heroin and smoking it in a joint. It is called Whoonga....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Debbie,Whoonga is a dangerous and highly addictive recreational drug cocktail made from a blend of powdered detergent, rat poison, various antiretroviral drugs (including Stocrin) and sometimes heroin. The powdered mixture is added to... Read more »

Side effects Stocrin & Kivexa

Hi,What are the side effects with Stocrin and Kivexa? Any loss of weight in face or body ? Is there a danger changing medical treatment often ?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Stocrin (Sustiva, efavirenz) and Kixeva (Epzicom, Epivir + Ziagen) is not known as a high-risk regimen for producing facial lipoatrophy. In fact, some studies have shown improvement in lipoatrophy when either d4T or AZT is changed to Ziagen.... Read more »

Stocrin and Babies (Safety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy, 2009)

Hi,Thanks for all the advise so far.I am 34yr female and positive for the last 11yrs, am considerng having a baby next year.I have been on stocrin and truvada for the last two yrs.I know stocrin is not compatable with pregnancy so I need advice as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There are many potential effective antiretroviral regimens from which to choose. Your best option depends on many factors, including resistance test results, previous medication history, drug allergies or intolerances, drug-drug interactions,... Read more »

Monitoring pcr after starting HAART?!

Hello,I am positive for 2 years and a half, had continuously drop in cd4 cells and started treatment 3 weeks ago with stocrin/kivexa. My cd4 were 370 and my viral load was 200.000. My doctor (who is professor of infectious diseases at University of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. In an ideal world with ample resources it may be a good idea to check HIV level 4-6 weeks after starting treatment (that is my practice). Even in US $$ is getting tight so we need to be good stewards of public health dollars. The HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Addicts Turn to AIDS Medication to Get High

The KwaZulu-Natal health department warned Wednesday that AIDS patients in Durban are being targeted by thieves who are stealing their Stocrin. The HIV drug is reportedly being crushed, mixed with marijuana, and sold in the townships. "The... Read more »
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Drug Names and Manufacturers

Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors Integrase Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Antisense Drugs Immune Modulators None of these drugs can... Read more »
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Drug Use and HIV

How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the spread... Read more »
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What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

What Is ART? What Is the HIV Life Cycle? Approved ARV Drugs How Are the Drugs Used? What Is Drug Resistance? Can These Drugs Cure AIDS? When Do I Start? Which Drugs Do I Use? What's Next? What Is ART? ART means treating... Read more »
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New to all of this.....

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi there. I am recently diagnosed, and wanted to reach out to speak out to others. Basically, I was diagnosed very late, i.e. with the following labs: Viral Load - 770,000 CD4 count - 13 Has anyone else out there been diagnosed with advanced HIV... Read more »

DENIALISTS - A DANGEROUS GAME

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
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Is this dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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DNA,VENDO STOCRIN Y COMBIVIR VARIOS FRASCOS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HOLA,QUERIA CONTARTE A TI Y A TODOS LOS AMIGOS DE ESTE ENCANTADOR FORO QUE TENGO VARIOS FRASCOS DE MEDICINAS QUE NUNCA NI JAMAS TOMARE,SON :STOCRIN Y COMBIVIR CON FECHA DE VENCIMIENTO 2007-----2008,A MI ME LOS DA GRATUITAMENTE EL HOSPITAL DONDE ME... Read more »