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When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy

Key PointsAntiretroviral therapy (ART) is the use of HIV medicines to treat HIV infection. ART is recommended for everyone who has HIV. ART helps people with HIV live longer, healthier lives.People with HIV should start ART as soon as possible. In pe...

What to Start: Selecting a First HIV Regimen Img

What to Start: Selecting a First HIV Regimen

Key PointsThe use of HIV medicines to treat HIV infection is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). People on ART take a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV regimen) every day.HIV medicines are grouped into six drug classes according to how the...

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I just want to check whether my treatment is up-to-date

I just want to check whether my treatment is up-to-date Hi Doctor, Ive taken nevirapine, zidovudine, lamivudine daily for my HIV treatment. I've been on them over 10 years. I think I adhere and tolerate to them very well. However, could I be taking a...

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Truvada and alcohol vs hosptial

Hello, I was recently prescribed truvada and am currently taking it. The hospital medication instructions tell me to NOT drink alcohol at all while on this product, yet I have found online sources that say it is okay. Which is the right answer?

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Odefsey

I was on complera for years an doctor switched me to odefsey an was on it for 6mths before i started to think about killing myself Doctor put me back on complera . Now got a new Doctor an I just refilled pick it up to onlg find out im back on odefsey...

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change tenofovir disproxil fumarate,lamivudine& efavirenz tablets to efarienz emtricatibine and tenofovir disproxil fumarate tablets

i started my ART with tenofovir disproxil fumarate,lamivudine& efavirenz tablets last Augest 2017 . Then i shifted to other country .Here efarienz emtricatibine and tenofovir disproxil fumarate is avalable. can i continue Art with this tablets . pls ...

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Is my treatment up to date?

I take truvada and dolutegravir daily as my HIV treatment. I've been on it about 3 years (was on Atripla before that). I think I tolerate it well. But could I be taking a more up-to-date regimen that was more kidney friendly? What would your recommen...

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Taking Genvoya every other day.

I live outside the US and cant afford genvoya monthly. How dangerous scientifically speaking would it be to tak Genvoya every other day. I have to pay cash and It is very expensive. Thankyou Saki

Following an HIV Regimen: Steps to Take Before and After Starting HIV Medicines Img

Following an HIV Regimen: Steps to Take Before and After Starting HIV Medicines

Key PointsAn essential part of following an HIV regimen is medication adherence. Medication adherence means sticking firmly to an HIV regimen -- taking HIV medicines every day and exactly as prescribed.Medication adherence reduces the risk of drug re...

Starting HIV Treatment Img

Starting HIV Treatment

When you and your health care provider decide the time is right for you to start treatment, there are things you can do to set yourself up for success.