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What Is The Quad Medication For Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. FDA Panel Recommends Gilead's Quad for HIV

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday voted 13-1 to recommend Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Quad pill for people with HIV who have never been treated. However, the independent experts said patients taking the drug should be monitored for... Read more »

Stribild ("Quad") Recommended as Alternative First-Line HIV Treatment Regimen by U.S. Guidelines Panel

The newly approved four-in-one HIV drug Stribild (elvitegravir/cobicistat/FTC/tenofovir), also known as the "Quad," has gotten a tentative nod from the panel of experts that revises the official U.S. HIV treatment guidelines for adults and... Read more »
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Data Show Gilead's Quad Regimen for HIV Non-Inferior to Protease-Based Regimen at 48 Weeks in Second Pivotal Phase 3 Study

Seattle, Wash. -- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced full results from the second pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial (Study 103) of its Quad once-daily single tablet regimen of elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Quad Pill

Hello Dr. Young,My doctor has switched me to the quad from Complera, which I've been on for almost 8 months. The numbers are pretty good so far, i.e. CD4 640 and non-detectable VL, and no serious side effects. However, I do have a slightly...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It is recommended to take Complera with food. The <a href="" target=_new>Complera website</a> has some simple suggestions about how much/type of food to eat... Read more »

Changing from Atripla to quad pill

I was diagnosed with HIV recently and started meds soon after. In 6 weeks my VL went from 54,000 to 248 and my CD4 count went from 144 up to 501. - I was taking atripla and an antibiotic - Sulfamethoxazole (due to my initial low CD4 count) as a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.It does indeed sound like you've had a great initial response to treatment. Not knowing the precise numbers, I'll base my comments on a typical patient in my care. It's not unusual to see mild elevations in... Read more »

atripla VS.Quad

Hi Dr. Young. I been diagnosed since 2006 it was undetectable(i dont know exact number i been avoiding clinic but i am back now) I guess through last 2 years medication progress and now Dr's feeding everybody pills low or high counts. I am very...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Current US treatment guidelines (widely regarded as some of the most stringent in the world) recommend treatment for nearly all HIV-infected people, irrespective of CD4 cell count. I don't feed people pills for no... Read more »

Question About HAART Quad Therapy

After consultation with a specialist, the following specific HARRT regime was drawn up:Abacavir 600mg once dailyLamivudine 300mg once dailyLopinavir 400mg twice dailyRitonavir 100mg twice dailyWhat three types of patients is this treatment regime...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I'm not sure about three types of patients, but a regimen of two NRTIs (abacavir and lamivudine) and a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor (lopinavir, aka, Kaletra) could be used for first-line patients or for... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Friday, September 17, 2004 at the QUAD in NY City the PREMIERE of CRUTCH

"Crutch", a HP Productions film, will be distributed by Illuminare Entertainment as a speciality or art house film. The film will have its premiere this November at the NY Quad... Read more »

The Latest on the "Quad" Pill

Posted by bartleby
"Quad" Pill Continues to Impress in Week-48 Results; Cobicistat Moves Forward in Battle With Ritonavir Read more »

A Wonderful HIV/AIDS Series on YouTube

Posted by Anonymous
If you go to YouTube and search for "Robb's Life" you will find 39 episodes of a TV news series about Robb Dussliere. He lived in Denver, then moved home to Illinois (the Quad Cities) when his disease progressed. This is an inspiring story of... Read more »

HIV Medications

Posted by BoyDave, 3 Replies
Does anyone have to pay (cash) for their HIV medications? If so I need some advice. I'm taking Truvada, Reyataz & Norvir. Read more »