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Atripla And Ecstasy

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Atripla and Ecstasy (ECSTASY, 2010)

I am doing very well on atripla, but this New Year I would like to take ecstasy with friends I use to take it, but stopped becuse of my status. I know you cant really give me advice on this, but will taking it just once have any adverse reactions?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Ecstasy is an amphetamine with both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. It increases heart rate, blood pressure and consumption of oxygen by muscles, including the heart. It increases the risk of dehydration, seizures, kidney failure, heart... Read more »

One couple's concerns about lube and the impact of ecstasy on CD4s

I was diagnosed with HIV last October and with my current CD4 volume (1161) and % (28.4) I am not... Read more »

Ecstasy and HIV

I was reading your questions and responses about ecstasy and I was wondering, since ecstasy... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Does Ecstasy Make the Immune System Happy?

The popular recreational drug ecstasy -- or more simply "E" -- causes users to experience feelings of bliss. Although ecstasy is perceived by users as safe, this drug does have a dark side. There have been worrying reports of long-term memory... Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

MDMA (Ecstasy)

MDMA (3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. MDMA produces feelings of increased energy euphoria, emotional warmth, and... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Drugs, Drink'n and Smok'n Part I

This is a two-part series on drugs. This month I'm writing about ecstasy, crystal-meth and cannabis and their side effects. When you take meds of any kind or mix any of the drugs listed, you increase your chances of something going wrong. It's not... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ecstasy Can Cause Anemia in HAART Users

Background To capture oxygen from the lungs and deliver it to tissues, red blood cells (RBCs) use a protein called hemoglobin. Produced by the bone marrow, RBCs survive for between three and four months before they are removed from circulation. If... Read more »
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Can ecstasy hinder HIV test results ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there. I was just wondering if taking drugs like ecstasy or cocaine a few weeks before testing can affect the results in any way ? Also, I read somewhere that ecstasy use lowers the immune system, so could this cause any problems when testing ? Read more »

Ecstasy

Posted by anxiousanne, 2 Replies
I have asked this question to others before I am just wondering if anyone has a deeper answer about this. I know that the only situations most people on these forums agree can cause seroconversion past 3 months are chemotherapy, antirejection drugs... Read more »

Atripla side effects (what not someone else with Atripla Drama)

Posted by Kenn, 3 Replies
Looking for another opinion if I should continue with Atripla and try to ride out the next two weeks or stop and try another medication. I'm on day 5, I have a history of anxiety and so far this has been multiplied two fold. I have been walking... Read more »

Looking for info on Atripla

Posted by rickincattco, 4 Replies
Hello all,
Can some please tell me about the new drug Atripla (in plain english). I have seen a few references to it and I would like to know more aobut it. Is it a combination of other drugs out nnow or something totally new. I dont see my Doc again... Read more »