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What Kind Of Pills Are You Supposed To Take When You Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Norvir insteadof three times a day by itself. The boosted regimen makes Crixivan easier totake. Several other PIs can be boosted with Norvir. This can make the other PIswork so much better that you can take fewer doses and fewer pills. Unfortunately, increased blood levels of drugs can also cause overdoses orincreased side effects. If you are taking a drug that slows down liver enzymes,your health care provider may need to adjust the doses...
Ask the Experts


hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Anonymous,There are many different types of HPV (30-40 varieties). Over half of all sexually active folks become infected with some type of HPV. In 90% of these cases Read more »

Missed PEP pill

Hi Dr. Im sorry for asking so much, I know you have many people who need to hear from you. But I just realized that I mixed up my PEP pills on day 7. I took Stocrin at 6am and again at 4pm. I was supposed to take Truvada at 6am, so I missed that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation HIV testing.Living in San Francisco, you have many options from which to choose regarding HIV specialist. Certified HIV/AIDS specialist physicians in your area can be located by consulting the American Academy of HIV Medicine Web site,... Read more »

HIV and male enhancement pills

I am considering trying Vimax. Do you if this will interact with Atripla? Also, do you recommend this approach towards achieving additional girth? My length is fine, but I would like more girth; are the surgical options for addt'l girth safer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Masturbation (MASTURBATION) Nov 2, 2007 what are the side effects of masturbating? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, This is an HIV/AIDS information Web site, not a remedial sex education site for those unlucky enough to have been subjected to an... Read more »

Are diet pills less safe for HIV + people

I have never told anyone this, but I have been taking diet pills for a long time now... like 10 years; with the exception of when I was pregnant. I don't know if it's some kind of addiction or what, but I generally use the thermogenic fat burners....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The first thing you need to know is that you are wasting your money on "thermogenic fat burners." These "diet pills" are based on slick advertising campaigns, but are not supported by scientific evidence. The FDA does not review or monitor... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent types of body shape changes than men. Women may experience more fat gain in theirbreasts and waists. Weak bones: It is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...(Retrovir, AZT). It also interacts with several other types of drugs. These include some blood thinners, seizure medications, water pills (diuretics), pills to lower blood sugar, and other antibiotics. Be sure your doctor knows about all the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...partly cross-resistant. If your virus develops resistance to an ARV, you might not be able to use any other drugs of the same type. To avoid using up your treatment options, take all of your medications according to instructions. Keep... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
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Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!

Posted by running4it, 6 Replies turn. Can someone please give me advice. some hope, some assurance that I will be ok? I have that hardest time swallowing pills, I dont know how I will get through this. Question: How do people who cant swallow pills take HIV meds? Can pills... Read more »

Religion - HIV - GAY

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies
...To those of you who are church-goers, how do you deal with the negativity of churches - especially when you are both gay and HIV? I am having some trouble with this, so any thoughts would be appreciated..... :) Read more »

PEP pills i didn't know the half of it.....

Posted by Benders, 3 Replies
...Just got back from the clinic with my friend so he could get a course of PEP pills. He has to take 12 pills a day for the next 4 weeks with possible side effects ( sorry for all you guys out there who are on Read more »

OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
I took my first sustiva (once daily) pill about 6 hours ago and I'm finally concious enough to walk around. Please tell me that those side effects go away. That was pretty bad. No dreams just any waking moments were like... like... I have no idea... Read more »