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Well tolerated: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more
Aids meds: Go to drugs.com and you will find answer. There are many and many combos. Changes every day so cannot give you correct humber today. ...Read more
Yes: There are very effective treatments available now but there are no cures. ...Read more
Oral thrush w/ no hiv/aids, no medications, no diabetes, nothing unusual. I am worried b/c everything i read says that highly unusual for adult thrush?
Unlikely diagnosis: In virtually all the cases i've seen like this, the worried patients don't have thrush at all, just a white coating on the tongue, which they spend way too much time looking at in the mirror. It doesn't help that some doctors make the same mistake. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hiv-aids. I take medication for that. Do i need to take some natural complements to increase the immune sistem? What complements. Thanks
Depends: Natural supplements are not regulated hence it is difficult to say for sure what you are taking. Or its effect. Hence take your medications regularly, eat healthy, excercise and follow your treating physcians' advice . If weight is under ibw you doctor may consider Megace (megestrol) and protein shakes. ...Read more
Best HAART: The best haart is that therapy that is guided by the individuals specific viral infection. We check for resistance mutations in a test called a genotype. We then tailor the medication regimen based on the genotype ; the fine detail on how the patient tolerates the drug ; if the virus becomes suppressed on the regimen. If the virus does not suppress we look for hidden mutations ; refine the tx. ...Read more
HIV/AIDS medication: AIDS is treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) in order to suppress the levels of HIV in the body. There are 6 classes of HIV medication and the Department of Health and Human Services recommends starting treatment with at least 3 HIV drugs from 2 different classes. An example is Atripla which contains emtricitabine, efavirenz, and tenofovir 3-in-1 pill. NIH link: http://tinyurl.com/h2mx4o ...Read more
About 8 to 10 years.: A typical survival time for a person with HIV (from diagnosis to death) in the pre-medication era was 8 to 10 years. Now that there are multiple good medications that can be used in combinations (highly active antiretroviral therapy / haart), persons with HIV and even with aids can live for several decades with good care and healthy lifestyle choices. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
HIV/AIDS treatment: Yes, there are numerous medications used to treat HIV and prevent progression to AIDS, and many medications to treat AIDS, improve immune status, and treat any complications of HIV/AIDS. It is most important to be followed regularly by an HIV specialist. Most people with HIV do very well on medication. ...Read more
HIV Immunocompromise: The rate of deterioration in immune function and progression to AIDS depends on various factors and differs per individual. Current international and local clinical guidelines (e.g. WHO) advise that patients with HIV start treatment ASAP and not wait for immune deterioration or clinical signs of AIDS - immune function may not be fully restored if treatment delayed. Advise see family practitioner ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) zidovudine: The earliest effective treatment (early 1980s) was sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim®) to prevent Pneumocysts pneumonia in people with advanced immune deficiency. The first anti-HIV drug was zidovudine, originally called azidothymidine or AZT, which became available in the late 1980s. Used alone, it slowed HIV progression and sometimes improved AIDS dementia, but only a little and not for long. ...Read more
Dorwsiness: Otc sleep aids typically contain diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in benadryl. Drowsiness is a big side effect of this medicine so any prescription medicine that can cause drowsiness like pain killers for example should be used with caution with sleep aids containing diphenhydramine. ...Read more
I've tried otc sleep aids and 6mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 20mg of ambien. What other sleep medications are available I could try?
If a person has an STD and for that he/she never engage into sex anymore, without taking medication, probably will he/she die?Or get hiv/aids?
Needs information: Here which std you are talking about ? Any std needs to be diagnose and treated adequately. Without sex unlikely to get std, unless blood / genital fluid exchange happen with some unknown reason than accidents.Hiv is also consider one of the std and untreated person can die. Syphilis is one of the monster that untreated leads to someone life miserable. ...Read more
I've researched that methamphetamine can quicken the progression of aids. I was perscribed an ADHD medication thats in the amphetamine family. Similar?
Aids meds: This is a great question to ask at uptodate and wikipedia. ...Read more