A New Drug of Choice for HIV Treatment in the Philippines
In a an online summit held on December 3, 2020 at The Club United in Parañaque City, streamed thru a video conferencing, Dr. Ditangco introduced the promising effects of Dolutegravir or DTG, the newly–identified ARV (anti–retroviral) drug in slowing down the replication of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) inside the human body. DTG now stands to be the preferred treatment option across all populations.
The ABCs of ARV – An Antiretroviral Drug Primer
For newly diagnosed Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV), among their top concerns are the possible side effects that might come once they start treatment. These side effects may have an impact on their way of life, especially at work and their studies. In this article, we will try to tackle the different antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, their possible side effects, and how to handle these side effects so as not to affect the PLHIVs way of life.
Maintain U=U With Xpress by LoveYourself
In response to the impending community quarantine in Metro Manila on March 15, 2020, LoveYourself has innovated its antiretroviral therapy (ART) refill delivery system.
HIV Advocacy Group Asks Government Support for Continued Access to Life-Saving Medication Amidst COVID-19 Situation
The LoveYourself, Inc., a community-based non-profit primary health care facility for people living with HIV (PLHIV), appeals for the support of the government for the continued and uninterrupted access of PLHIV to anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs.
ART Chronicles: CD4 Count and Viral Load
Every newly diagnosed Person Living with HIV (PLHIV) has to absorb a wealth of information about their journey towards and in treatment. Among the multitude of terms to remember, most commonly used are “CD4 Count” and “Viral Load” but what do these terms really mean and how important are they to every PLHIV who are on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?