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Viagra and Triumeq

I'm 36 and would like to Kno can I take Viagra and Triumeq.

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Life expectancy vs quality of life.

Dr Benjamin Young, The fact that those with HIV can expsxt to live to 75 years old now is such a relief to all with HIV. I was hoping that you could shed more light though on quality of life for your patients. Is low energy a major problem for your p...

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Atripla I is it good PEP medication

I was recently exposed to hiv person and I am taking attipla for 30 days is it the right meds.the hiv positive person takes the same drug and is undetectable.Am I infected.?Will I be ok?

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Vomitting 30 mins after ARV

Hi, I take my ARVs (tenofovir + efavirenz + lamivudine) every 10PM. Due to hyperacidity or something, i threw up 30 mins after. I wasn't able to check my vomit if the pill was there. Should I take it again?

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Feet Sole Numbness due to HIV drugs?

THANK YOU FOR READING THIS. I have numbness on both my feet around the big toes, also a bit lower towards the bone that leads to the big toe, the phalange, I think. Anyhow, I take Truvada and Rayatex, and I am on a Oxandralone/Deca/testosterone regim...

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Should We Expect our Meds to Eventually Stop Working?

Hello Dr. Young: I've been taking Atripla since October 2006. It has been my first and only antiretroviral and I'm quite pleased with it. With the exception of two small VL blips under 100 over the last 11 years, I've always remained undetectable. I...

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I took 7 odefesy did I overdose within an hour

I took 7 odefesy during a Christmas party drunk I forgot if I took them what do I do

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ARVs, alcohol and the holidays

Hello, Dr. I just have started taking PEP - Tenofovir and Lamivudina + Dolutegravir. The problem is that Christmas and New Year's are coming, and I would like to drink with my family and friends. The question is: can I drink alcohol during this month...

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Late in consuming "artipla"

Hi Dr Benjamin, Yesterday I was falled asleep. I'm suppose to have my meds "artipla" around 12am. But i'm oversleep, when I woke up, its already 5.30am. So I'm quickly have my meds. Am I prone to drug resistance? Is it ok to have my meds late (5 hour...

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SGPT high level

Dear Dr, Last night I visit a doctor for my son 2.5 years old checkup, he recommended for a lab test, the lab test show a high level of SGPT 1245, the doctor medication known as Hepatitis Marz (liver tonic) for 10 days, my question is that is this ca...