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When Is The Right Time To Start HIV Medication

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HIV Drugs timing while travelling to different country time zone

Hello,my mother would be visiting me here in US very soon. Currently she is on truvada and efavirenz. In india she takes truvada in the morning and efavirenz before going to bed.Since there is a time difference of 12 hours, is it ok if she continues...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...continuing her same dosing schedule while visiting the U.S. (truvada in the morning and efavirenz before bed). However, these two drugs, Truvada and efavirenz, can be taken together. Why not just take both at night before going to bed?There is a... Read more »

aids drugs timing when travelling to another country with different time zone

Hello,my mother would be visiting me here in US very soon. Currently she is on truvada and... Read more »

A table of safe timing allowance for each HIV drug

Dear Experts.More and more people with HIV are traveling worldwide these days, everyone has a... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Growing Concern Over Counterfeit Drugs, Including Some HIV/AIDS Medications

...examined the growing problem of counterfeit prescription drugs, including some medications used to treat people living with HIV/AIDS. Although the FDA says that the U.S. pharmaceutical supply is the "safest in the world," recent seizures of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Moscow Times Examines How Drug Shortages in Russia Are Leading Doctors to Prescribe Replacement HIV/AIDS Meds to Patients

... In Russia, some patients living with HIV/AIDS, whose regular drug therapy was replaced by "another, less preferable drug," are bringing lawsuits against state-run treatment Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medical Workers' Release Brings Attention to HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Libya, New York Times Reports

...sentenced to death for allegedly intentionally infecting hundreds of children with HIV is bringing attention to the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic, the New York Times reports. According to the Times , HIV/AIDS in Libya has "never been fully... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Times Examines How U.S. Funding for Non-Profit Providing HIV/AIDS Drugs in Africa Was Cut Following Reports of Fraud By Subcontractors

...Seattle Times reports on how the Washington-based nonprofit Health Alliance International (HAI), which is working to expand HIV/AIDS treatments in Africa, was recently forced to cut its Seattle and Africa staff after the group's application for... Read more »
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long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
...situation. I m not an "alternative freak" so dont get me wrong here. and im not saying to others what to do in their life with hiv. But am l alone in this situation?? I am reluctant to hear the same thing over and over again but still l want to... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Starting Medication 5-18-09

Posted by wonderboy21, 4 Replies
...have to take this pill for the rest of my life. im still not fully matured i act childish at times.. im coping with my beeing HIV+ a little better..im still debating if i should tell my best friend or not i know he wont tell anyone and i know he... Read more »

Experience sought with med starting times...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Have you started meds early in infection or later after an OI, low CD4? Can you share experience? Trying to figure best time to begin and what are advantages and disadvantages of starter sooner or later? TY Read more »