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What Are The Pros And Cons Of FTC

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Serostim pros and cons

What are the side effects and pros and cons of using Serostim? Also are there any drug or food interactionsthat you know of?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Pros: definite evidence that it will increase lean body mass while decreasing fat. Side effects not too bad (see below)Cons: very expensive therapy (>$1000 per week), must be given by injection, frequent (though fairly minor side effects like... Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of... Read more »


Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Truvada (Tenofovir/Emtricitabine, TDF/FTC)

Nombre de Marca: Truvada Nombre Común: emtricitabine y tenofovir Clase: combinación de dosis fija - nucleósido/nucleótido análogo (NRTI) Dosis estándar: Una tableta (300 mg Viread/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate y 200 mg... Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Emtriva (Emtricitabine, FTC)

Nombre de Marca: Emtriva Nombre Común: emtricitabine, FTC Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en inglés) Dosis estándar: Una 200 mg cápsula, una vez al día,... Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Atripla (Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir DF, EFV/FTC/TDF)

  Nombre de Marca: Atripla Nombre Común: efavirenz, emtricitabine, y tenofovir DF Clase: Combinación doble-clase de dosis fija; régimen de una sola dosis -- nucleócidos análogos (también llamados inhibidores de... Read more »

Esta Vida Positiva: Entrevista Con Lucía

"No renunciar. ... Edúquese y encuentre algo que le guste a su psíquico y para su paz interna, para que le ayude a bregar con la información que va recibiendo porque alguna de ella puede ser pavorosa, "dice la intercesora de VIH y sobreviviente a... Read more »
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Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
Hola a todos mi nombre es Pablo tengo 30 aos y es la 1ra vez que escribo en esta seccion de espaol. Soy de una pequea ciudad del sur de Argentina.
Hace un mes atras recibi la noticia que soy HIV + y no voy a decir que me siento mal y bla bla bla... Read more »

from the pros

Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
Hey guys. Have a dr. apptmnt monday and may do a home access, what do u think? Oh and my fave guy om the Body wrote me, made me feel a lil better. check it out!!

Good luck to everyone! Read more »

Need help with testing from the pros

Posted by Anonymous
I had a recent exposure (unprotecd vaginal and oral) with a woman of unknown status. I want to get tested but I'm not sure which route to choose and how long to wait. I have talked with several testing facilities and my doctor and I'm still confused... Read more »

hypothetical question for the pros

Posted by Anonymous
Lets say me and this guy were together whacking it (that's it) and some of his precum got onto my hand, right? So, then I noticed a little dribble of blood on my hand, and some of his precum had gotten into a cut that had re-opened on my hand. ... Read more »