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When to Start Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Antiretroviral: A medication that prevents a retrovirus, such as HIV, from making copies of itself. Anti-HIV medications are also called antiretrovirals. Antiretroviral therapy (ART): The recommended treatment for HIV. ART involves taking a combination of three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes every day to control the virus. CD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample...
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On hiv medication but HIV negative

Hi Bob, Please answer my question. I was wrongy treated for an infection I do not have. (because of false positive result)I have great difficulties to let go of thinking that I might have HIV due to low CD4, enlarged spleen etc. When can I be close...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.It is difficult to specifically address your question based on the limited information provided. How long were you on antiretrovirals? Which antiretrovirals did you take? How low was your CD4? What is the case of your enlarged spleen? Etc. I... Read more »

HIV Medication and Anti Bacteria Medication

Dear Doctor,I wonder can i take anti bacteria medication while i am on truvada and stocrin?For cosmetic reason, i recently visited a skin specialist for treatment of acne problem and the doctor prescribed some antibiotic and anti bacteria...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In general, there are no significant interactions between HIV medications and commonly used antibiotics.I'd suggest asking your pharmacist or look at online references to check.Be well,BY... Read more »

Interactions between cold medications and HIV medications

If I were to develop a cold are there any cold medications that I should not take? How long should I wait if still suffering from symptons of a cold to see a MD?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Over the counter routine cold meds are OK to take with HIV meds. If there is low grade fever, sore throat, runny nose, etc, these are usually self limited. If yellow sputum, high fever, prolonged headache, stiff neck, or other more severe symptoms... Read more »

HIV medications and over the counter medications

Greetings,I've been on Atripla for a little over 2 years now and my liver/kidney labs are all in the normal range. I get pretty bad headaches and have some chronic lower back pain that I treat with NSAIDS or Sinus headache pain reliever with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Milwaukee and thank you for your post.In general, occasional standard dose of over-the-counter medications are safe to take with your HIV medications. Indeed, NSAIDS or Pseudophed are usually ok. Be aware that this isn't an absolute... Read more »
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HIV Medications

Posted by BoyDave, 3 Replies
Does anyone have to pay (cash) for their HIV medications? If so I need some advice. I'm taking Truvada, Reyataz & Norvir. Read more »

Director of HIV Medical Services Phila.

Posted by Anonymous
Esperanza Health Center
Director of HIV Services

We are currently recruiting an HIV Specialist Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family practice to provide care and leadership to a Ryan White funded HIV program.
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

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HIV medication and antihistamines

Posted by Mark100, 1 Reply
Hey Guys,
my summer allergies are really starting to act up and I was wondering if anyone knows if over the counter allergy medications react with hiv medications. I'm taking Kivexa and Issentress and the antihistamine I have wanted to take has the... Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »