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My son is HIV and he does not want to take the meds I thought he was taking them but found out he hasnt taken them in like 7 are 8 months.

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What should I do if I miss taking a doze of one day ?

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genvoya switch to truvada

Dear Doctor Young, I have been taking Genvoya for about 2 years. I wonder if I could switch Genvoya to Truvada, since it is much easier and more affordable for me to get truvada now. thanks.

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Urine test

Hi am on triumeg drugs , am asked to do urine test as part of my job , can it show in my urine that am taking triumeg ?? My boss doesn't know thank you

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Gonorrhea

I can't get a doctor appointment for 2 weeks. I have 500 MG penicillin. (Fish penicillin )this help Gonorrhea?

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My Brother was recently been treated for TB menigitis

He started TB treatment then later he started ARvs, now he was about to finish 6 mnths for tb treatment the he had stomachr ache he went yo hospital and he was told he had intestinal tb. He went for operation at Edandale Hospital. Later he came bck h...

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Switching back to Atripla

Hello Doctor, Would it be strange or unreasonable to ask to switch back to Atripla from Triumeq? I was on Atripla for 3 years with no bothersome side affects, but we decided to switch to Triumeq in the hopes that it might boost my CD4 which was stuck...

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gastric bypass / HIV / impact on treatment / safety

Hi Dr, Not a question but a follow up of one I asked and you kindly replied to. I have since had a gastric bypass (early september), and am very happy to say that my viral loads have remained undetectable following surgery (on Genvoya). My HIV specia...

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Tattoo for PLHIV

Can I still have a tattoo or scalp microhair pigemntation if I'm positive. I'm on ARV, undetectable with a CD4 of 285.

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truvada

i have been taking truvada for about 2 years now. my husband is hiv+ with an undetectable viral load. since covered ca will not offer me the same health plan and now truvada will cost me 20% every month. it is a cost that i cannot afford. is it safe ...