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HIV: Behind the Music

Taking Care of Business




Not by Meds Alone

No Viral Load=No Transmission?

The Stand

Staphing Up

Mixology

Heads of the Class

Heartburn Hotel

Protein Shakers

Mercury Rising

Britain: Hep C Rings Twice

Pill-Taking Tip

Cardio Risk Raiser

Cholesterol Downer




What's a Girl to Do?

Runaway Hit

The Mother of All HIV Tests

Lights! Camera! Bareback Action!

Prom Night Prep

Apply as Directed

Strong-arming HIV

Healing Fields

Jargon: DWI

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Melrose Place 2.0

Silence=Meth

Rock Out

Ladies First




Editor's Letter-May 2008

Mailbox-May 2008



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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May 2008


Heartburn Hotel

Now first-time Reyataz users can take acid blockers too.

IF you take Reyataz as part of your first HIV combo, and IF you haven’t been able to take the most powerful acid-blocking drugs (like Aciphex and Nexium) for heartburn or reflux because they interfere with Reyataz absorption…THEN here’s news for you.

For the first time, the FDA has approved a way to take some stomach meds (the ones called proton-pump inhibitors) with the protease inhibitor Reyataz—without undermining your body’s ability to absorb Reyataz. The rules for combining the drugs safely are spelled out in new package information (also review them with your doctor). Those using Reyataz in a second or third HIV regimen still cannot take the stomach meds. And all Reyataz users are still advised to follow label instructions for taking other reflux meds (H2 antagonists like Zantac and Pepcid, or antacids like Tums and Pepto Bismol): Reyataz relies on stomach acids to break it down for use in your body.


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