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Table of Contents
 

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


Mixology

Some meds just don’t blend well. A recent and surprising mismatch: the HIV drug Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) and the cholesterol-lowering Crestor (rosuvastatin). This past January, it was revealed that Kaletra can raise blood levels of Crestor by as much as two times, threatening to boost Crestor’s potential side effects. These can include muscle or stomach pain, weakness, constipation and nausea. Researchers are investigating to see whether Crestor can be taken at a lower dose with Kaletra.

Then there’s the HIV med Sustiva (efavirenz) and the anticonvulsant Dilantin (phenytoin). Mixing them can drop Sustiva levels in your blood, possibly keeping the drug from suppressing HIV—and risking illness and drug resistance.

Check all your meds for possible interactions by searching “Check My Meds” at AIDSmeds.com.


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