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How to Save on Popular HIV / AIDS Medications

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It seems that every generation has that one major health crisis from their youth that at the time seemed so huge and sinister. For Generation Xers or anyone else in their 40s it was the specter of AIDS in the 1980s. For younger people it might have been Ebola, and for kids under the age of 10 now it is certainly going to be COVID. The good news is that there has been so much progress in treating HIV effectively so it doesn’t progress into full-blown AIDS, and of course this is much relief for people of either gender or any sexual orientation. HIV medication like Atripla is one of the drugs that has made a lot of headway.

The other side of the coin is that the HIV virus is a robust one and if there is even the slightest level of contact with bodily fluids that are infected then acquiring it can be pretty much guaranteed. We don’t need to tell you what those fluids are exactly, but most people reading this will also know why protected sex is super important if you’re not in a long-term exclusive relationship or you’re not entirely certain of your partner’s sexual health if it is more of a casual thing.

Fortunately that message has really gotten across more effectively to young people since that time 40 years ago nearly when AIDS was out of control, and it is also good that many myths around AIDS have been disproven too. You can’t get AIDS from kissing, although the one exception to that is if the other person has an open wound in their mouth. A cold sore can qualify as that in some cases, so be careful if you’re necking with a hobo on Venice Beach after having a few too many on the patio all afternoon.

Of course that’s the most unlikely of scenarios, and we’re just joking. But here at Canada Pharmacy we’re as serious as can be about being the go-to for American that want to order medication online from Canada, and when it comes to how to save on popular HIV medication we’ll say the same thing we always do; if your medication is too expensive in the USA, our pharmacy can fill your prescription written by your local doctor and you’ll receive the exact same medication – for less.

No Expansion / No Exceptions

One of the things that we do talk about around medication for HIV / AIDS is being smart about sex for young people who are at that time in the lives when life is lived pretty impulsively. And that’s not a bad thing at all. Back then in the 1980s most HIV medications that even came out in the later part of the decade were only in their clinical testing phases when AIDS really peaked in the early 1990s. It is also a good thing that we now live in a more progressive society where the common term back then – gay cancer – would not be acceptable even in the slightest.

And that’s also good because the reality is that plenty of hetero people contract HIV too from their sex life. As we mentioned in the intro here, HIV medications today are much more effective in suppressing the virus so that it doesn’t develop into AIDS. That is one other thing that people may not know; a person doesn’t have AIDS immediately after they contact the virus. The HIV virus needs to have the opportunity to develop into AIDS and if it can be kept in check then people can have the reassurance that their AIDS isn’t going to be a death sentence for them.

HIV medications like Atripla, Selzentry, and Triumeq are leaders with this, and 2 of the 3 are antiviral class drugs that work differently. Atripla slows the process in big way by preventing the replication of viral particles. No viral replication means very little infection expansion if any, and then many patients will have their medications paired with other treatment approaches to suppress HIV. Triumeq messes with replication too, but it does it so by starving the virus of enzymes needed to copy cells.

Selzentry is different as an HIV medication because it is an antiretroviral, and it serves much the same purpose but does it slightly differently by preventing HIV from binding to both the molecules it needs to on the surface of cells in the body. Now it has nothing to do with HIV medications, some people still wondering if homing pigeons could be used to deliver drugs. Ketamine is commonly used as an anesthetic for animals, but it’s also a party drug that someone tried to get into Kuwait using a pigeon with a backpack. True story.

You’ll never get HIV medication from Canada delivered to the US that way, but we would employ birds if we needed to.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.