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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Aids Medicines (Overview)

AIDS medicines are a class of drugs used to control and suppress the HIV virus in people who have AIDS. Fortunately, these drugs largely control HIV, but they have many side effects, and must be taken every day fail to avoid causing the virus to develop resistance to the medication.


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What aids medicines do you use if pregnant?

What aids medicines do you use if pregnant?

Triple therapy: If aids in pregnancy triple therapy is recommended, trizivir (abacavir lamivudine zidovudine) contains a combination of 3 meds , there are other that contains 2. Trizivir (abacavir lamivudine zidovudine) contains lamivudine, abacavir, zidovudine. ...Read more

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
7 doctors shared insights

Aids Medicines (Overview)

AIDS medicines are a class of drugs used to control and suppress the HIV virus in people who have AIDS. Fortunately, these drugs largely control HIV, but they have many side effects, and must be taken every day fail to avoid causing the virus to develop resistance to the medication.


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What is average life span if I stop all aids medicines?

What is average life span if I stop all aids medicines?

Depends on CD4, VL: Hmm... not sure I want to help with this sort of question. Why would you (or someone close to you?) with HIV stop taking medications for it? If you are depressed or otherwise upset, please get counseling. That said, the "average" life span is impossible to say without knowing things like your CD4 count and viral load (VL). Anywhere from a few months to 20 years, but probably usually 2-5 years. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adherent with your medications
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Keep your appointments regularly
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Can I get aids medicines online?

Complex question: Have u been seen by a qualified doctor who manages HIV patients and followed with cd4 counts, viral loads and regular exams? Have they prescribed meds? If so, are you willing to take the risk that the medications available online are active and effective? There are usually public health programs to assist in payments for anti-retrovirals from known legitimate sources. ...Read more

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Which pharmaceutical company is going to launch hiv/aids medicines in asia?

Which pharmaceutical company is going to launch hiv/aids medicines in asia?

HIV/AIDS MEDS/ASIA: The company with sixty percent of market in asia and eastern europe is smith kline beecham. But the brand name meds are too expensive and unaffordable by most.So generic meds are being manufactured by drug companies in india and elsewhere. ...Read more

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Why is it difficult for children in Africa to get any aids medicine?

Many factors: To name a few- low economy status, low education level, politics, government corruption, stigmata for certain disease etc. ...Read more

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Could providing people with hiv/aids medicine actually help decrease the amount of people who suffer from it?

Could providing people with hiv/aids medicine actually help decrease the amount of people who suffer from it?

Yes!: Absolutely. Treatment of infected people is a highly effective form of HIV prevention. If everyone with HIV were on treatment, the epidemic would fade away. ...Read more

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What are good sleep aids or sleep medicine?

What are good sleep aids or sleep medicine?

Healthy sleep habits: Another sleep aid is changing your sleep habits. Look up healthy sleep habits online. http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/healthy-sleep-tips. Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like drugs and alcohol. ...Read more

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What are some good sleep aids and sleep medicine?

What are some good sleep aids and sleep medicine?

See below: Talk to you primary care doctor about why you can't sleep. Meanwhile establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bedtime routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Use your bed only for sleep and sex, our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more