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Please answer, I need to know what to do before renewing my annual ARV prescription

Hello, I was diagnosed in HIV1 acute infection in May 2017 with a viral load of 10 millions. I started taking Genvoya since then. Actually, 9 months after starting the treatment, My viral load is fluctuating between <40 and 70 ... plus one month afte...

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anesthesia + atripla

Hi Im gonna go for cosmetic surgery soon. May i know - does anesthesia with interfere or have any contradiction with the hiv meds (atripla) im taking? Kindly advise.

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Can amoxicillin cure chlamydia and gonnorea

Can amoxicillin cure chlamydia and gonnorea

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Purbac

Good day doctor. I am emailing from South Africa. I have been prescribed purbac antibiotics for a month due to a head infection (folluculitis). I usually eat just one mean a day in the evening... But I was told to take 2 tabs in the morning and 2 in ...

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Aggressive hiv strain

There is an aggressive strain of virus from cuba, which proggresses to aids in like 14 months, what medications can be given and are there any research made in this topic, sir pls answer.

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candida after genvoya switch

Hi Ben, After a decade of being undetectable on other medications, I switched to Genvoya last month. This week, for the first time on my life, I was diagnosed with Candida infection (cutaneous, groin area, nasty rash and itch). My understanding is th...

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Zpack instructions

I took Azithromycin 250mg for chlamydia starting Thursday as per the label, which stated "take 2 pills for the first dose and one pill each day until gone" I followed these directions and am now on my last day. Well as I started to do research everyt...

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Vitamins and hiv

Can you take vitamin b12 with stribild

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HIV + IVF egg donor recipient

Hi, I am a 41 year old woman who has been HIV+ (healthy, w/ an undetectable viral load) for 11 years. My husband is HIV- and we've been trying to start a family for several years. I have been dx w/ fertility issues (low ovarian reserve). We are looki...

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rilpivirine admininistration with food

Hi, the expat from VN again. I have a heard time to speak to this VN who prescribed rilpivirine tenofovir lamivudine combination. I'm not sure about food, all docs say that rilpivirine should be taken with, but the VN doctor said that at least two ho...