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Author Topic: ComboCards... we need this information more publically advertised  (Read 1261 times)

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Offline DingoBoi

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I was in my local pharmarcy for hiv yesterday, picking up some new meds to treat nausea, diarreah and let me sleep better and I saw a poster for COMBOCARDS.COM.

This is a great tool and resource for people who are either starting meds or considering switching meds so that they have an idea of what they can go to.  It empowers people to have an idea of the options and we do get many questions like this.   Making this chart available online (not easily accessible through that site as it's more designed for doctors) would let people who need the info get it.

Please make these combo cards available online, specifically the poster of all of them.  On the order form for doctors, some are out of stock, but online never has to be out of stock. 

This is part of the Smart&Strong network and I was surprised poz.com published it as I had never heard of it before.... but it was extremely informative about what my options  might be.

Don't keep this information 'secret'.  We in the forums currently rely on newt to give ideas about new combos when it is all published.   Just make it available to us here.

/self reported to make sure this gets Peter's attention.

Hell, I can put together a forum post here if I only had access to those pictures of cards that are 'out of stock' and can't be 'blown up' for proper viewing.


Offline Tucsonwoody

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Re: ComboCards... we need this information more publically advertised
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 11:45:17 AM »
Hey Dingo - thanks for the post.

Until or if we ever get something like this, I wonder if the chart here on aidsmeds would help people out some:

Currently Approved Drugs for HIV: A Comparative Chart

http://www.aidsmeds.com/lessons/DrugChart.htm

Here is another chart in .pdf format that also has a place to list your medication schedule that might be useful.

http://www.mpaetc.org/downloads/medchart%202006_(2).pdf

« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 11:55:05 AM by Tucsonwoody »
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Re: ComboCards... we need this information more publically advertised
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 12:40:15 PM »
there is one included in the Kaletra lesson, but is too small to be of much use i think.

Would be good to have them all, in expandable format, included in the drugs section - while the info is already there in the lessons, they are a useful tool for people who need/want a more visual representation.
They are also available in spanish, i think?

kate

Offline iana5252

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Re: ComboCards... we need this information more publically advertised
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 08:47:29 PM »
Hi Dingo:

Thanks for the post. You have read our minds. We've been looking for funding for just such a product for the last several months. We've also been talking with doctors and pharmacies about using the product. Hopefully it will all come together in 2007. I'll be sure to post an update if it becomes a reality this year.

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Ian
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Offline aztecan

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Re: ComboCards... we need this information more publically advertised
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2007, 06:34:41 AM »
I have many of the cards at my office (though not all). I also have the posters on the wall.

They are a great resource both for those wondering about their regimines and those who are fearful of the meds.

I have used them repeatedly and quite a few have come by to pick up a specific card.

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Mark
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Offline SirPrize

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Re: ComboCards... we need this information more publically advertised
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2007, 03:01:43 PM »
The Mountain Plains Aids Education Center (MPAEC) offers a chart available for download, listing the currently available medications.  Use the link below and download the chart.

http://www.mpaetc.org/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=100
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