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Author Topic: Conference attended  (Read 461 times)

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Offline roy100

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Conference attended
« on: June 26, 2010, 08:59:02 PM »
I went to conference given by Laboratories Merck , here in Merida , Mexico.
Can you believe only 5 persons show up at one of the conference halls at the Local Holiday Inn.
Even with buffet breakfast included.
There were 4 nurses and me .

The main topic of the lecturer was adherence to the treatment.
His last picture frame was a square with the 4 key elements for treatment.

Treatment used
Patient cooperation(empathy with your DR)
Gov. paying for the Treatment.
Availability of the drug ( sometimes you cannot find it )

He said that adherence of   more 91 %  could probably lead to no change in treatment  for 10 years.

Asking for Atripla in Mexico, even thought its made by his laboratories, he said not yet , theres no agreement yet with Gilead for its use outside the US. But you can get the ingredients and take it with the advice of your Dr, (Efavirenz + Truvada  both available in Mexico.)

By the way the health system in Mexico offers the drugs for free to everyone with the disease providing that you have a job and pay your Social Security Taxes ( Seguro Social ).Of course very slow process , in every country , for Mexico even slower, but the do the offer the latest drugs. Just no Atripla yet, but they do have its ingredients.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2010, 10:09:26 PM by roy100 »
Diagnosed 18Th March 2010
March 30Th VL +100,000 CD4 46
CD8T  575 CD8 %60.6
On Truvada and Kaletra. . Remeron 15mg  and150 mg  wellbutrin xl for depression. Clonazepan 2 mg to sleep. Omeprazole 20  once a day.
July 17 2010 Vl 362 CD4 155, 6.4 %
CD8T suppressors 1482 CD8% 61.1
 Nov 16 2010: V l 937 CD4 188,10%
CD8T Suppresors 997 CD8%55.8
August 15th 2011 Vl UD, less than 40.
CD4:543(26.7%) CD8:887 (43.6 %) Ratio .61
Jan 14th,2012 ,less than 40.
CD4:478 (24.4%) CD8: 962 (49.1%) Ratio.50
June 2012 CD4 599, CD8 856 UD
Oct 2013 CD 702, CD 843 UD Ratio:.87

 


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