The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Medications for other illness with HIV infection.
Feb 14, 2012

Hello Doctor

I hope to find you in the best of your health when u read this. If a person maintains an undetectable viral load and CD4 count above 300,can he or she be given the normal meds in case of common cold or fever? Can he or she lead a full life provided her family history has an average of 90 years? What should be told to the 50 year old recently diagnosed patient when she asks about her life expectency? I always tell her that we are getting a cure in the coming 5 years and with the meds she is going to live for atleast 20 more years and we can count more. I have also come across people with CD4 170 and living a very healthy life at the age of 50. Please help.

Response from Dr. Henry

This forum focuses on side effects of HIV medications. Most HIV medications can be safely taken with short courses of over the counter cold medicines. KH

re:rheumatoid arthritis and HIV
Edurant + ABC only,

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint