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Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).[5][6][7] Following initial infection, a person may not notice any symptoms or may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness.[8] Typically, this is followed by a prolonged period with no symptoms.[9] As the infection progresses, it interferes more with the immune system, increasing the risk of common inf...

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Eflaten prevents hiv?
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Hi, my bf is hiv positive and i am hiv negative. We use protection during intimacy and try to be as safe as possible. However the other day the condom broke. We went to the doctor and i was given eflaten which i took within 72 hours and still on it til now. I just want to know, does this drug prevent someone from being infected with hiv if they are negative and taken within 72 hours? ## Hello, Babs! How are you? Yes, some antibiotics and antivirals, such as this medication can help prevent HIV infection, though there are never any guarantees. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, headache and stomach pain. How long did your doctor tell you to take it?
Updated 5 days ago.
eflaten tablets
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What will happen to my partner if we are being intimate while I'm using eflaten tabs? ## Hello, Sathizone! How are you? Nothing, medication that you take won't have any effect on your partner. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Efavirenz as possible including nausea, headache, depression, back pain and abdominal pain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What will happen if I skip two days not taking my eflaten. ## Hi, I slept with a girl and we were using condoms; as of which she started bleeding. I don't trust her. Will I get HIV after 72 hrs? I bought Eflaten tables after 2 hrs. Will they help me?
Updated 16 days ago in Efavirenz.
what exactly is ilvitrim suspension for
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my son is 18 weeks now...he got tested after birth and after six weeks when he was stopped from takin nevirapine and the pcr results were my worry is this ilvitrim suspension i was told to give him everyday,why is it so?#terribly stressed and concerned# ## Hello, Plentian! How are you? The FDA classifies Ilvitrim as an antibiotic, it is often given as a precautionary measure in such cases, to prevent infections. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What's the accurate and right dosage for Ilivitrim for my 8 weeks and 5 days baby? I am breastfeeding only and still taking my arvs twice daily. My daughter was tested at birth and she is negative, was giving...
Updated 1 month ago in Nevirapine.
does mix feeding make a child positive
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Hi I am hiv positive and on tribuss medication, I now have a 9 weeks son who was born negative and was given nevirapine at birth till he was 6weeks then given Iltrim.I was breastfeeding exclusively till he was 2weeks then gave him breastfeed, formula and cereal because he was not getting full on breast milk only does this mean that my son is now hiv positive even though I take my treatment religiously and gave him his ? ## Hello, Nikkie! How are you? No, mixed feeding would not affect that. You both just need to continue to take the prescribed medications, until he is done breastfeeding, as reported by the NIH. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you so so much for your honesty, I also have the same problem. I was even afraid of giving my daughter a flu medicine because we ...
Updated 1 month ago in Nevirapine.
Staying healthy
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Hello, I found out last year in April that I'm positive, but I'm still in a good position and not getting sick. What would I do to stay that way because I haven't take any medications at the moment?
Updated 2 months ago.
up john Complera / 5HTP
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I've been doing very well with Complera since January. I have been wondering if I can take 5HTP with it. I am a 50 year old female in fairly good physical health but I'm really depressed and low on energy. I use to take 5HTP a few years ago and had great results with it but need to see if it can work again. Don't want to mess up the Complera so any help would be appreciated! ## Hello, Bear 50! How are you? I didn't find any interactions listed between them in the MedScape database, but it's always best to double check such information to be safe, but if your doctor approves, there shouldn't be any problem with your taking it. According to the FDA, Complera is used to treat HIV and it may cause side effects, such as nausea, headache and insomnia. Is there anything...
Updated 2 months ago in Complera.
what is ilvitrim suspension
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Hi... Um HIV positive and my son is three months and I haven't been taking my medication for a week now but I give my son ilvitrim suspension every day. Is he at the risk of being infected? Um so worried ## Hello, Kaylor! How are you and your son? Did they test him at birth to see if he was infected? Ilvitrim is an antibiotic, so I'm not sure why he's on it. What is he being treated for? Why aren't you taking your medication? ## Hi am an hiv+ mother and my baby is 3 months old she was tested negative at birth and and at 10 weeks she's was tested again and still negative,they have stopped giving her nevarapine bt am still breastfeeding ,I only got ilvitrim suspension. Will my baby get infected.oh and they said I must continue with my pills and brestfeeding ## Hi my so...
Updated 3 months ago in Nevirapine.
does ilvitrim and nevarapine work the same
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I have 4 weeks baby on nevirapine at the clinic they did give me ilvitrim only so I just want to know that is the same thing or must I get nevirapine as well ## Hello, Lu! How are you and your baby? Is your baby HIV positive or negative? If they are negative, then normally just the Ilvitrim is given, the Nevirapine is an antiviral that's used to treat an HIV infection. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.
Updated 3 months ago in Nevirapine.
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Im getting ilvitrim at mi nearest clinic so im asking that if is fished before return date of my son what should I do or maybe I cn go to the nearest chemist to check if I could fined it.because dey wont allow me at work to do up and downs to the clinic.and mi son wont get affected while im breastfeeding him.and im taking my treatment everyday
Updated 4 months ago in Nevirapine.
question about eflaten
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Does eflaten affect the libido or cause an early climax? If one partner uses it what can we do to get a baby without affecting the partner who is 'negative'?
Updated 4 months ago.

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