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Atripla Resistance

I've gone through most of the responses -- thank you for taking the time to respond to frightened HIV-ers. I have two questions. I started taking Atripla in June 2007. My numbers were 232/34500 in May 2007 (before starting); 419/undetectable in Augu...

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Several questions on Superinfection

I have tons of questions on superinfection... so I decided to go to the PROs! 1- Are there any documented cases of Superinfection in people currently taking medications?. I have been reading a lot about superinfection on your website, but I cannot fi...

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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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was undetectable now off meds

how long will it be before the virus takes over. How long can i be off meds before the complications start. soars, weakness pain all over body. how do i find a hiv doctor in nc

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Adherence vs Compliance to ARV

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

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Flu shot and CD4 count

I'm in a drug study trial and my CD4 is monitored very closely. If my CD4 drops much more than 10 I'll be out of the study. Should I get a flu shot and how much will the flu shot affect my CD4 or will it?

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Stopping ART

Our daughter is HIV+ and 5 years old. She has responded amazingly to the therapy and is non-detectable, with CD4 of 1250, Cd4%37, and no viral load (under 50). Why should we continue giving the drugs? Since she has had this response for a year now, i...

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Missed Doses of Atripla?

I was diagnosed with HIV 2 months ago after being hospitalized and treated for Pnemonia and Anemia. Then I started my Atripla after being discharge. However, I don't know my CD4 because my doctor will check it after 3 mo of taking Atripla. I now don'...

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resistance...viralloads

im the last 2 months om truvada and kaletra.but my last test showed resistance to meds.cd4 540 viralload 14000. before i used truvada,norvir and reyataz.cd4 600 viralload 200. is 200 in viralload to high?what is recommended viralload?how is high and ...

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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 ...