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An Overview of Dronabinol (Marinol)

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Brand Name: Marinol Other Name(s): THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol, delta9-THC Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs

Dronabinol, also known as Marinol, belongs to the class of drugs known as antiemetics. Antiemetics prevent n...

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Kaposi Sarcoma

An Overview of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Doxil)

LIP-oh-som-al dox-oh-ROO-bi-sin

Brand Name: Doxil Other Name(s): Adriablastin, Adriablastine, Adriamycin, Adriblastin, Caelyx, Clorhidrato de doxorrubicina liposómica, Doxorubicin Hydrochloride, Doxorubicin hydrochloride (liposomal), Doxorubicina, L...

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Sobre el HIV

Si Soy VIH Positivo -- ¿Tengo SIDA?

Soy VIH positivo. ¿Qué significa esto? ¿Quiere decir que tengo SIDA?

Una prueba que da resultado positivo al VIH significa que usted está infectado por el VIH (virus de inmunodeficiencia humana), el virus que causa el SIDA (síndrome de inmunodeficie...

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An Overview of PA-457

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Other Name(s): BVM, PA 457, PA-457, PA457 cpd Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs

Bevirimat is a type of medicine called a maturation inhibitor. It is the first drug in this class to be studied for the treatment of HI...

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An Overview of Epoetin Alfa (Epogen, Procrit)

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Brand Name: Epogen, Procrit Other Name(s): EPO, Epoetin alpha, Epoetina alfa, Epoyetina alfa, Eprex, Erythropoietin-alfa, recombinant, r-HuEPO Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs

Epoetin alfa is a man-made version of h...

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An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

Brand Name: Sculptra Other Name(s): New-Fill, PLA, PLLA Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs

Poly-L-lactic acid, also known as PLLA, is the main ingredient of Sculptra, also known as New-Fill. Sculptra is a powder that is mixed with w...

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Therapeutic HIV Vaccines

What Is a Vaccine?

A vaccine is a medical product designed to stimulate your body's immune system in order to prevent or control an infection. An effective vaccine trains your immune system to fight a particular microorganism so that it can't make y...

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Hyperglycemia

Terms Used in This Fact SheetHypoglycemic medications: medications used to decrease the level of glucose in the blood. Common oral hypoglycemic medications include Amaryl, Avandia, Glucophage, and Glucotrol.Insulin: a hormone made by the pancreas. In...

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Suggestions for Taking the Liquid Formulation of Ritonavir

Since many pediatric and adult patients will now need to take the liquid formulation of ritonavir as a result of the impending shortage of ritonavir capsules, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group has compiled a list of administration suggestions from their...

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How Do Protease Inhibitors Work?

Protease inhibitors are antiviral drugs. They interrupt the way HIV uses a healthy cell to make more virus. When HIV enters a healthy cell, its only goal is to make more viruses to infect other healthy cells. It does this by making the cell produce c...