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Renslow Sherer, M.D.

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Severe Rash from Atripla

I just started Atripla two weeks ago--my first medication since being diagnosed. After the 8th dose, I noticed the rash and by the 9th it was spreading all over my body. By the 11th dose, the rash began to even out all over and still just looks like ...

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How long until I become Undetectable?

Hello Dr., I was diagnosed with HIV one year ago and started taking Atripla 4 months ago. My CD4 went from 387 (17%)to 555 (28%)and my Viral load went from 183,000 to 108 but it's still not undetectable. Should I be concerned that I am not responding...

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Genotype and phenotype basics

Hi Doc, Please could you explain (in simple terms) what a genotype test is and what a phenotype test is? I understand that they test for different things. Regards, Rog from UK

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RAYATAZ,NORVIR,TRUVADA & GERD VS KALETRA OR PREZISTA

I am taking Rayataz, Norvir, Truvada and have previously taken Prevacid to cure gerd before becoming positive a fex months ago. I was told I cannot taken Prevacid, with these drugs. In order to taken Prevacid I would have to substitute Kaletra or Pre...

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Adherence vs Compliance to ARV

what is the different between "adherence" and "compliance" in terminology??

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Do I have to take my meds at the same time every day?

I take Truvada, Reyataz, Norvir with dinner each night. I am concerned about whether I am running the risk of developing resistance if I take my meds at 6pm one night but do not take them until 8pm the following night because I have dinner later. Do ...

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1/2 Truvada dose

I'm a woman over 50 on sustiva and truvada for over two years with good results. Now my dr. says she's concerned about my kidneys and that I might consider taking truvada every other day. She says it's my decision so I'm trying to do as much research...

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undetectable - for how long ??

Hi , I anm undetedtable for more then 5 years , the thing is my dr. refuses to let me stop meds cause when I started meds I was with 0 cd4 and according to him research sohws if you started with 0 cd4 cells , no matter how undetactable u'll be your c...

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why undetectable without meds?

Hi Doc, My question is why some people that were tested for HIV with Positive results are undetectable without taking meds? I know someone that since he was found out to be HIV Poz has been undetectable? is he really infected or his body got rid of t...

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is resistance inevitable?

i've been on sustiva/truvada for 16 months, and haven't yet missed a dose. my question: have there been studies on 100% (or practically 100%) regimen-compliant patients to determine whether resistance to certain hiv meds. is inevitable, even without ...