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Author Archives: Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, AAHIVE

Ask A Pharmacist: With a new tenofovir, should you switch to Descovy, Genvoya or Odefsey?

Ask A Pharmacist: With a new tenofovir, should you switch to Descovy, Genvoya or Odefsey?

, by Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, AAHIVE

Pharmacist Jen Cocohoba gives us the low down on what to consider if you’re interested in asking your health care provider about switching to treatments with the newest version of tenofovir. Read More

Ask a Pharmacist:  Weighing Weight Loss Options for People with HIV

Ask a Pharmacist: Weighing Weight Loss Options for People with HIV

, by Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, AAHIVE

Not all weight-loss options are equally safe and effective. Hear from BETA’s resident pharmacist what she recommends for people who need and want to try something beyond diet and exercise. Read More

Ask A Pharmacist: Alcohol and Medications

Ask A Pharmacist: Alcohol and Medications

, by Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, AAHIVE

Ever wonder about the risk of mixing alcohol and medications? Our pharmacist offers tips on when it’s likely safe to drink if you’re taking meds—and when to watch out. Read More

Ask A Pharmacist: The ART of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine

Ask A Pharmacist: The ART of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine

, by Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, AAHIVE

Are you nervous about starting HIV meds because of side effects? See how blood tests can help you figure out beforehand which drugs will work best for you. Read More

Ask a Pharmacist: The Journey to “Undetectable”

Ask a Pharmacist: The Journey to “Undetectable”

, by Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, AAHIVE

How can you get to an undetectable viral load—and stay there? Get an HIV pharmacist’s tried-and-true tips and strategies. Read More