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3 Meds In 1 For HIV

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Depression Meds With HIV Meds

I was diagnosed with HIV in 2008, but pretty sure I was infected in 2001. I haven't started HIV meds yet due to good numbers. I've been thinking I should start a depression med to deal with depression and anxiety--sometimes I get very...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
As with all medication issues you should collaborate closely with your physician. It sounds like your anxiety is really interfering with your quality of life. I have had many clients who greatly benefited from Cymbalta and careful monitoring... Read more »

herbal meds with hiv meds

Is it harmful to take the herbal pills grape seed extract and blood pure blf with my hiv meds. The... Read more »

Blood Pressure Meds and HIV Meds -- Not a good mix

I'm in a medication rut. I've failed nearly every class of medications for blood... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trial Looks at Ways to Reduce HIV Transmission and Increase Access to Care and Adherence to HIV Meds Among HIV-Infected IDUs

Noting "a lack of effective behavioral interventions for HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs)," the authors of the current study sought to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention to reduce sexual and injection transmission risk behaviors and to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Taken Preventively Daily HIV Meds Could Reduce HIV Risk Among Gay, Bisexual Men

--> Years ago, when scientists predicted that some day you would be able to take a pill once a day to keep from contracting HIV, that idea sounded more Orwellian than real. But the future is now. The results of a large, international clinical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira's HIV Test Receives First EU Order

Canada-based MedMira recently said its distributor in Spain had ordered 400,000 of its MiraCare rapid-result HIV tests. This is the first major shipment of the tests to Europe. The distributor will focus first on pharmacies, hospitals and... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Choosing Alcohol Over HIV Meds? New Study Examines Why People With HIV Skip Treatment When Drinking

Half of HIV-positive individuals who are on treatment and drink alcohol skip taking their HIV medications on purpose, under the erroneous belief that mixing antiretrovirals and alcohol is harmful, according to a prospective study presented at the... Read more »
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Bored with MEDS + HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anybody bored with MEDS, HIV, and the rest of this SHYT.

Who wants to find a SUNNY local, to spend are last days, no matter how long or short.

Lets move to MEXICO. Its cheap, get a nice place, and live peacefully until we meet our maker.

Whenever he... Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello. I have known of my positive status for two years now. I was put on Epivir, Viread, and Sustiva in February of 2004. My labs are good, and I feel great, as my viral load is almost undetectable. This summer I have had some problems with... Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
can you still live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+? for how long??? Read more »

Question re: boils - meds or HIV related?

Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
I have a problem. I have been HIV+ for about 2 1/2 years, started on meds in Jan. this year due to falling CD4 (down to 227). Have had to make a couple med changes, currently on Combivir and Kaletra.

About a month ago I got a boil (or abscess, or... Read more »