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What Happen When Arvs Stop

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Etravirine (Intelence)

What Is Etravirine? Who Should Take it? What About Drug Resistance? How Is it Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? What Is Etravirine? Etravirine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Intelence. It is manufactured by Tibotec Pharmaceuticals. Etravirine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from...
Ask the Experts

On ARV's but now negative?

My adopted daughter was born to a HIV positive mother. She was born about 9-12 weeks premature and was in NICU for many weeks. Her Mum did not receive any ARV's whilst pregnant as she was also ill with TB. Her Mum died a few months later. My...
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
This is a complex case that requires more sophisticated testing and consultation with a pediatric infectious diseases specialist who also has expertise in pediatric HIV infection and testing. Read more »

Stopping ARV treatment

In 2002 I started ARV treatment when my CD4 was lower than 200.Afer different ARV that I used I am now on Stocrin and Truvada my CD 4 count is 500+ and the virusload undetected. The problem I have is that these tablets make me feel as if I'm on a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stopping your HIV regimen will likely result in return of the HIV virus to pre-treatment levels and a loss in CD4 cells heading towards your previous low level. That will put you at increasead risk for AIDS and non-AIDS related serious health... Read more »

Stop ARV

Is there any problem when replacing ARV treatment with alternative treatment?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Changing HIV medications (due to simplifying or minimizing side effects) when they are working (viral levels suppressed) and with no history of resistance usually goes well if situation is reviewed by HIV specialist. If there is a history of... Read more »

Atripla and depression

Hi Ive been taking Atripla for one week now (my first ever ARVs) and have started to become depressed. I suffered very badly from depression about 3 years ago and was treated with CBT and citalopram (20mg a day) which I still take. At that time the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to inform your HIV provider about the flare-up of depression you are experiencing. Often the central nervous side effects of efavirenz are worse in the first 1-4 weeks and then for most they diminish to baseline. Each person is different... Read more »
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Lamivudine (Epivir)

What Is Lamivudine? Who Should Take Lamivudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as... Read more »
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Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

What Is Delavirdine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Delavirdine? Delavirdine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
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Nelfinavir (Viracept)

What Is Nelfinavir? Who Should Take Nelfinavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Nelfinavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Nelfinavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Nelfinavir? Nelfinavir, also called Viracept, is a... Read more »
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Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

What Is Emtricitabine? Who Should Take Emtricitabine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Emtricitabine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Emtricitabine React With Other Drugs? What Is Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine (Emtriva)... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Electric Dreams

Posted by picaropsv, 6 Replies
The expression isnt mine, Ive read it elsewhere, but it seems so appropriate that I borrow it for this thread. Ive always been a vivid dreamer, spent years noting down my nightly adventures in other realms, making indexes, comparing notes, looking... Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

Off the meds...

Posted by TopherJ, 3 Replies
Hello all! I have full-blown AIDS. I recently spent alot of time in hospitals trying to keep my other AIDS related conditions at bay. I'm much better now that I know how to manage these conditions. However, I was informed on the last trip to the... Read more »