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Alcohol Effects On Hiv

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Effect of alcohol on efficacy of HIV meds &on disease progression

I have AIDS. I have not had alcohol since my diagnosis 8 months ago, at which time I began taking HEART meds. Would it be okay to have one glass of wine with dinner every 2-4 weeks? Even if the risks to my health are low w/ 1-2 glasses a month, what...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...off AIDS-related infections. A weaker immune system also increases the chance that you will experience side effects from your HIV medications. The organ in your body that alcohol affects most is your liver. The liver clears waste from chemicals... Read more »

effect of alcohol on HIV test?

If my last exposure was 5 years ago, but I drank a six pack of beer a night , was stressed for five... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

"Heavy" Alcohol Use Affects the Effectiveness of Anti-HIV Meds

...Addiction Medicine, researchers from the University of Miami presented their findings on the impact of heavy alcohol use on anti-HIV therapy. The researchers analysed data from 220 HIV positive subjects who were substance users. They defined... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Longitudinal Association of Alcohol Use With HIV Disease Progression and Psychological Health of Women With HIV

... The association of alcohol consumption and depression, and their effects on HIV disease progression among women with HIV, were the subjects of the current study. The participants were 871 HIV-positive women Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Comment Calls for More Research Into Alcohol Use, HIV

...According to a Lancet Comment , "alcohol remains conspicuously absent from the larger field of research and programming in HIV and substance use. ... Patterns of hazardous alcohol consumption prevail in countries with the most severe HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Associations Between Alcohol Misuse and Risks for HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Multiple Female Sexual Partners in Cape Town, South Africa

... High alcohol consumption rates occurring within the context of high HIV prevalence pose a significant public health challenge in South Africa. In their design of the current study, the authors set Read more »
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...Hi, I'd like to invite anyone who suffers with hiv/aids, hcv, alcoholism, addiction, or homelessness to join me at my blog, http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com or contact me at Read more »

Alcohols effect on progression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... I realize that it is not healthy in general to consume alcohol but I wonder if anyone can tell me it's specific effect on HIV positive individuals? I do enjoy going out with friends occasionaly and drinking some. Again, I realize this is... Read more »

Alcohol and HIV

Posted by wonderbread, 2 Replies
...beers and when I started the fourth that was it all came back. Is this normal? has any one ells had stomoch problems related to HIV. I do see my docter in the next few weeks but just wantted to see what other had to say. Thanks Wonderbread :-) ... Read more »

Posted by Anonymous
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