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What Happens If Miss A Dose Of HIV Meds

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What Really Happens if One Misses a Single/Multiple Dose?

Dear Dr.: thanks for helping all of us -- you're all God-sends. My question is what really happens if a single dose of retovirals are missed, say Atripla. (Don't worry, I never did this, and have never missed a single dose) Is such a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.When a dose of HIV medication is missed, the blood level of the meds will drop...they are cleared by the liver and kidneys from the blood. Most meds will work only when the amount is above the level needed to kill the... Read more »

miss or over dose

hi, im 21 years old , started my HIV meds in march 2014 when my CD4 count was only 260 and by june... Read more »

How many doses of meds can I miss?

I recently started meds and my doctor told me that it is important not to miss doses because of the... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

One Year on Therapy and Counting ... Doses Taken: 1,460; Doses Missed: 0

I am what is referred to as a highly motivated and compliant patient. I am highly motivated to stay alive and healthy, and I know that the way to maintain my health is to comply, conscientiously and consistently, with the multidrug regimen my doctor... Read more »

Hot Topics: Handling Stress and Missed Doses; Does CD4 Really Matter?; Anti-Anxiety Interactions; and More

Hot Topics at's "Ask the Experts" Forums, July 22, 2014 - July 22, 2014 Visit the Forums Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription   Help! My Stressful Job Is Leading Me to Miss... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Shit Happens and Then You Go on Meds

When I was first diagnosed HIV+ in 1995, I had to take a crash course in learning about HIV as well as having to deal with the emotional and mental issues surrounding my status. At that time, there were a limited number of antiretrovirals available.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Patients in Rural Areas More Likely to Miss Drug Doses If "Problem Drinkers," Study Says

HIV/AIDS patients living in rural areas are more likely to miss doses of their antiretroviral drug regimens if they are "problem drinkers," according to a study published in the August issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs , the Baton Rouge ... Read more »
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Missing on a dose

Posted by hivstudent, 1 Reply
I am on Kivexa(Epz) and Isentrees (twice a day), I take the Isentress one at 10:30am and one at 10:30pm with the Kivexa, I always try my best to be right on time, but today this morning for some reason I could not wake up to the alarm, and I missed... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All !! I want to tell everyone that I started taking half of the prescribed doses of my meds about 2 years ago. My T cells remain High (570) and my V load is still undetectable..
I am on viramune,ziagen and zerit. I had an uncle who died... Read more »

Ok - Now what happens

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
So I have moved through all the stages without drinking or killing myself. Guilt, Sadness, Anger, Remorse and now Acceptance. I am sure I moved through others, but I just dont care about those ones.. Me and My Husband are pos. We are seeing... Read more »

Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »