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Latest by Renslow Sherer, M.D.

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Life expectancy and

Doctor Sherer, Life expectancy: My 20th birthday is December 1. I am aware of the exact sexual interaction when I contracted the virus, which was in June 2008. I was tested randomly in July 2008 and was found to be positive. After being introduced ...

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viral blip

Hello, I've been on Atripla since i was HIV 3 years ago, 3 months after being on Atripla i went undetectable and have been that way ever since.. my last check in Aug. i was 476/CD4 count and undetectable viral load, now just recently Nov 4th i went t...

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Vomited, Should I Redose?

Hello, I recently had a ten day bout with some sort of food poisoning. On the first day of the illness, I vomited about an hour after taking my meds (efavirenz, tenofovir, lamivudine). How long does it take to absorb these meds into the blood stream?...

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HIV undetectable

What does it mean to have "undetectable" HIV? What are the risks of contracting HIV from this person?

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recent resistance to travada & Nevirapine

Hi I am a 41 yr old transgender male to female & have been diagnosed HIV + for 9 yrs. I am also on HRT meds for now 22 mths with no real problems re any conflict with my ARVs however i have become aware that over the last 2 yrs my Cd4 count has dropp...

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Taking Atripla

Hi, first of all thanks for the time and support you guys give to us. It is invaluable. I have a couple of questions about taking Atripla and would like to know if I am doing anything wrong. 1. I usually take my medication between 1-2am and am usual...

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Missed doses

Dear Doctor, I'm on treatment (Darunavir+ritonavir+truvada+raltegravir)since october '07 and I'm undetectable since december '07. I've never forgotten to take my meds but yesterday night I forgot to take them. In the morning I took the pills as norm...

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Pheno testing

What is pheno testing and what is it use for?

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drugs and hiv medication

does the casual use of cocaine , meth , etc. slow down the hiv medication treatement ; ie. atripla ? the viral load reduction with atripla seemed to have slowed down during some weeks of drug use . any knowledge of this ?

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2 Days Missed

I was diagnoised with AIDS in December of 2007 with PCP and a CD4 count of 32. I began ART with Atripula and Bactrim, and have had favorable results. My most recent CD4 was > 300, and viral load undetectable. I take my medicine every night at bedtim...