Excretion via the kidney

Some drugs are wholly or partially eliminated through the kidney. Any other drug that interferes with this process may increase or decrease the blood levels of the first drug. For example, probenecid will decrease the amount of AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) excreted in the urine, thus increasing blood levels and effects. This may be useful, as the number of AZT capsules taken daily can be decreased when taken in combination with probenecid and this decreases dosing amounts and drug costs.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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