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What Is The Drug Of Choice To Treat Gonorrhea

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


What is gonorrhea? How common is gonorrhea? How do people get gonorrhea? Who is at risk for gonorrhea? What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea? What are the complications of gonorrhea? How does gonorrhea affect a pregnant woman and her baby? How is gonorrhea diagnosed? What is the treatment for gonorrhea? How can gonorrhea be prevented? Where can I get more information? Sources What is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a sexually...
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Treatment Failure/Choices Choices update

Hi Doctor Cohen:You asked me to let you know what happened with my possible treatment failure. To refresh I'm on Combivir/Ziagen and the viral load has risen. I have 215 (AZT) 184 (3TC) 63 (naturally occuring) and 77 (Viracept). I've...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Hey Atlanta.Thanks for the seasonal greetings with a multiple choice in the religious section... and I think you get the award for the first attempted use of Yiddish in a query. Although I think you added a southern accent in the spelling of... Read more »

The verdict on Oxandrin (Which drug or compound is your choice for usage as an MD with experience) U ROCK :-)

Dr. Robert,God Bless, that we have you to give us your personal advice in treating this bitch virus, no offense! Dr. Robert, I am quite confounded. For instance, it seems like you are open to using the anabolic steriod Oxandrin, if it works...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mr. St. Louis,Oxandrin is an anabolic steroid approved by the FDA to promote weight gain after weight loss following extensive surgery, chronic infections (like HIV), or severe trauma. I've had excellent results using if for HIV wasting.... Read more »

Gonorrhea and jump in viral load

Hi...Please help. I've been undectable for over a year, switched from Trizivir to Epivir, Viread, and Ziagen to get rid of the AZT blues. Now, out of the blue I have a viral load of 70K from a reading this month, but in January was...
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
Yes, additional ongoing infections could result in a transient increase in viral load until the other infection is treated. It's best just to have another viral load test before reacting to this number. It would be unlikely that just swapping... Read more »

Worried about possible resistant gonorrhea

Hi there. Recently I have been having almost a textbook presentation of the signs of gonorrhea. I've had the white-yellowish curdled discharge, the burning urination, the "crawling" sensation in my urethra and a pretty constant...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Marc,Drug resistant gonorrhea is of growing concern, but the Suprax (cefixime) that you took is a recommended treatment for this. Your probably putting the treatment horse before the diagnostic cart, as if you're still having symptoms,... Read more »
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which is a better choice?

Posted by franfrog, 9 Replies
My doctor recently diagnosed me with depression. It sort of hit me like a ton of bricks. She put me on lexapro 10mg and then switched me to 20 just last week. I think this is part to do with me explaining my fatigue during the day and insomnia at... Read more »

Gonorrhea Affecting CD4 & Viral Load Count

Posted by jjdietz, 3 Replies

I was diagnosed with gonorrhea last Saturday. I was given a shot and I'm taking medication. I'm feeling alot better, but I have to finish my medication for another week.

As of April, 2012, my CD4 count was over 2,000 and my viral load was less... Read more »

personal choice- No Meds

Posted by meliatur, 6 Replies
I was diag. poz in april of 2000. I've made a persoanl choice not to take meds and live life to the fullest. I know I cannot conform to the regimen's, becoming resistant, tring another med, living with bad side effects and toxicity etc. So from... Read more »

13 weeks Negative, but stupid sexual choices

Posted by Skindeep08, 1 Reply

Back in December I had unprotected receptive anal sex with a guy whose status I don't know. Approx 12 hours after intercourse ulcers in my perianal region appeared, few days after that I had fever, nausea, swollen lymph nodes abdominal pain,... Read more »