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To test negative takes how long when on medication

How long does it take to test negative when on acriptega

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HIV medication equivalent?

Im currently on Descovy tivicay and prezcobixbut Im having trouble adhere to a twice a day regimen is there any alternative available now or any coming up soon or is there a study I can join ASAP. Please help

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Alcohol reduce ARV effect

Will alcohol and weed reduce the ineffectiveness of ARVs (acriptega)

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Years of Rejection

I am reading this sites questions, and I wonder why I have been rejected for over 25 years from Donating blood. I am O positive and have been diagnosed with Herpes virus back in 1980s. Is this why my blood is rejected by Red Cross. I have also heard ...

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Bleeding Disorders Associated With ART

Hi, I am writing about my partner, Long Term Survivor, on ART x 20 years. He recently was scheduled for elective in hospital surgery. Pre-op screening all completed, his PT/PTT WNL . Liver enzymes WNL ( However he has Fatty Liver). Once surgery start...

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Switching regimines

Hello. I have been undetectable for 16 years taking a regimine of Kaletra and Trizivir. I know this is an "old school" regimine and I have been considering changing to Bitkarvy. One pill once a day sounds appealing, but I'm so scared of switching to ...

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Low absolute neutrophils

I am a 60 year old male, HIV+, CD4 count ranging between 312 and 469, undetectable viral load. My neutrophils 2.5 years ago were 3708 and have bounced around in values but have been in the 1100 to 1500 range since December 2016. My WBC count is 3200...

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Effect of testosterone on immune system

Hi Dr. Holodniy, I want to sincerely request you to answer my query. I was on trt for almost a year before I was diagnosed hiv positive in the month of October last year. Since then I stopped trt and fell in to depression. My question to you , will u...

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Tivicay/Truvada - Food

Instructions say that Taking Tivicay/Truvada with food will increase plasma level of dolutegravir and tenofovir. Is this case for all hiv infected or for someone these levels can be desreased if taken with food?

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Vdrl titer 1:4 to 1:8 after treatment

I was diagnosed with syphilis titer 1:4 when I went for a medical checkup. After the check up, the doctor give me 3IM of Benzathine Penicillin shot for 3 weeks ( 1 week interval for each shot). After a week of completing the treatment I went to do bl...