Wes' Drug Decision Index
The brief recap of Wes' decisions:
Wes' bloodwork, as reflected in his T-counts and viral load, seemed to indicate that he was failing his existing anti-HIV drugs and, as a result, needed to change medications.
Wes' Drug Decision Process -- Part One details how he first went about deciding what drugs to change.
Wes' Drug Decision Process -- Part Two details why he reconsidered his original decision, and gets into the nitty gritty of the two protease inhibitors he was comparing, indinavir/Crixivantm and ritonavir/Norvirtm.
Includes a handy-dandy English translation of two tables from the ritonavir/Norvirtm product insert sheet!
Research tools Wes uses that are handy for anyone guiding their medical care:
It took multiple sources to track down all the drug interactions and medical terminology. Wes was armed with his trusty array of research tools:
- The drug inserts for indinavir/Crixivantm and ritonavir/Norvirtm (1996)
- PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs (1996)
- Project Inform's The HIV Drug Book (1995)
- Project Inform's Web site, particularly the Guide to the Management of Opportunistic Infections and the Opportunistic Infection Drug Chart
- Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary #17 (1993)
- Physician's Desk Reference (1992)
- Friends! There's nothing quite as helpful as knowing people who have already tried the drugs you are considering.
- sci.med.aids, an Internet AIDS discussion group. This is a really good way to find things out.
- AIDS Links
- Health Links Includes a resource to search for information about prescription drugs. (Wes didn't use this on this particular project. It's included for those who don't have a PDR.)
- Search Page (This wasn't used on this project either, but it is helpful for finding answers to questions.)
Wes & Tom's Cool Site
The Letter Wars (aka The Homophobe Hellhole)
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