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Antibiotics And Oral Contraceptives

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Hepatic adenomas (liver tumors) Women tend to develop alcohol-related liver disease, particularly cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and hepatitis, after a shorter time period than men. Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can cause an increase in hepatic adenomas (liver tumors) and should not be used in women who have had these benign (non-cancerous) tumors. Caring for Your Liver The liver...
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CO ENZYME 10, WHAT ARE THE BENIFITS , WHEN IMMUNE COMPROMISED

HOW IMPORTANT IS CO ENZYME 10(200MG) TO A COMPRIMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...supplementation has been considered in the treatment of mitochondrial damage. Many medications, such as antiretrovirals, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, and the tricyclic antidepressant noritriptiyline result in direct riboflavin deficiencies. Read more »

oral contraceptives and hiv meds

I am currently taking neverapine and kivexa and would like to know what oral contraceptive is safe to take with the above meds.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Concomitant use of nevirapine and hormonal contraceptives containing ethinyl estradiol may result in decreased plasma concentrations of the contraceptive, thereby making it less effective. Therefore, hormonal contraception should not be used as... Read more »

Can Antibiotics taken after exposure delay seroconversion (ANTIBIOTICS AND HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions in the past. Unfortunately I am still very worried. I still have symptoms I cant explain and now I have a rash on my body 12 weeks later after my possible exposure and I am so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...been asked (and answered) numerous times before. A quick search of the archives would have revealed this. See below!Dr. BobCan antibiotics affect test Results? Mar 8, 2007Can antibiotics affect the results of an HIV Test? I was tested awhile... Read more »

Unprotected oral by POZ man days after finishing antibiotics for chalmydia

Dr. Bob, I love this site and all you do. I searched the archives but didn't see my question, so here goes...Back on July 4th weekend, I went to a pool party (all gay men). After several drinks and a day of skinny dipping, things started to get a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I concur completely with the advice you received from your doctor!Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patterns of Oral Contraceptive Pill-Taking and Condom Use Among Adolescent Contraceptive Pill Users

The authors of this study sought to describe daily adherence patterns of youth oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use, to analyze OCP protection on an event level basis, and to examine pill-taking and condom use during method transitions. Females ages... Read more »
The Body PRO

Significant Association Found Between Oral Contraceptive Use and HIV Acquisition

...was not randomized. The primary analysis compared the rate of HIV-1 acquisition in women using hormonal contraception (DMPA or oral contraceptives) to that of women either using no contraception or who had undergone surgical sterilization (e.g.,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Efavirenz Significantly Reduces Levels of Some Oral Contraceptives

A PK study evaluated the effect of co-administration of EFV 600 mg on an ethinylestradiol (EE) and norgestimate (NGM)-containing oral contraceptive (OC). This was an open-label, 3-period, single-sequence study conducted in healthy female... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Etravirine (Intelence)

...health care provider knows about ALL drugs and supplements you are taking. Etravirine does not appear to affect blood levels of oral contraceptives , antacids or methadone . Etravirine has not been studied with buprenorphine . The herb St.... Read more »
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STRESS: causes everything

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...organisms in the mouth, which can then promote the growth of Candida. These include the extended use of antibiotics, steroids and oral contraceptives with a high estrogen content. Other factors that may stimulate Candida growth include: diabetes,... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

Preventive Antibiotics

Posted by picaropsv, 4 Replies
...treated it as a rather virulent head/chest cold, but in the end it landed me in the hospital for five weeks and had me taking antibiotics for six months to kill the bugger. In November of last year I was given a "clean bill of health" and the MD... Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
...Was on I.V. antibiotics overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took Read more »