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Can A Person With HIV Take Azithromycin

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AIDS InfoNet

Azithromycin (Zithromax)

... What Is Azithromycin? Why Do People With HIV Take Azithromycin? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Azithromycin Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Azithromycin React With Other Drugs? What Is Azithromycin? Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. In the
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Atripla and zithromax

I have been taking Zithromax for two days now.I took my first dose of Atripla last night.Is there a danger of adverse reaction from the mix of two?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.There aren't any significant drug-drug interactions between azithromycin (Zithromax) and the HIV medications in Atripla. Indeed, azithro is recommended for HIV infected persons with CD4 counts below Read more »

Zmax and HIV meds

Hi Dr.BY, i first would like to thank you for answering my previous Q.I recently quit smooking, and i've been experiencing some symptom that i thought it could be Peumonia, so i visited the doctor recently and he said that could be the smooking...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...and good to hear back from you.There aren't any significant drug-drug interactions between azithromycin (Zmax, Zpack) and your HIV medications. Indeed, 'zithro is routinely recommended for prevention of mycobacterial infections for persons with... Read more »

Immune Reconstitution

I was diagnosed about 3 months ago and went on meds (Truvada, Kaletra, Bactrim & Azithromycin) almost immediately as my VL was 16,000 and my CD4 was 30. My VL is now undetectible and my CD4 has crept up to 50. I've recently had an outbreak of anal...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...effects (including much higher rate of immune reconstitution effects) than persons starting at higher CD4 counts. Suppressing the HIV level to undetectable is huge progress and provides some clincial protection on its own. CD4 increases from... Read more »

what do i do?

i am taking reyetaz, norvir, bactrum, truvada, azithromycin(once a week) i have been on these for a tear now and i have gained bout 50 pounds. the fat is in my gut thighs and but. i am a alchoholic. i cant seem to quit because i'm scared of dying....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thank you for your post.Weight gain is not uncommon among persons starting on HIV treatment, especially when one starts meds with advanced HIV disease. The fact that you're on Bactrim and Azithromycin indicates Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Azithromycin (Zithromax)

...Name: Zithromax Other Name(s): Arithromicina, Azitromicina, Sumamed Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Azithromycin, also known as Zithromax, belongs to the class of medicines known as antibacterials or antibiotics. These... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Azithromycin Equal to Penicillin

...penicillin for syphilis therapy." The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases supported the study, which enrolled 517 HIV-negative participants with early-stage syphilis at eight sites in the United States and Madagascar. All were... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...The Public Health Service Task Forcerecommends that MAC treatment includes: clarithromycin (Biaxin; 500mg twice a day) or azithromycin (Zithromax; 500-600mg/day) PLUS ethambutol (Myambutol; 15mg/kg/day) PLUS one or more of rifabutin... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...healthy immune system will control MAC, but people with weakened immune systems can develop MAC disease. Up to 50% of people with AIDS may develop MAC, especially if their CD4 cell count is below 50. MAC almost never causes disease in people with... Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

Anyone think this is ARS? 4 weeks to wait. help

Posted by closetotheedge, 1 Reply
...A few months ago I had unprotected insertive vaginal sex one time with a white 19 yr old girl of unknown hiv status in North Carolina after a few drinks at a bar/restaurant where she is a server. She was not a prostitute or call girl Read more »

Treating Chlamydia with Azithromycin

Posted by Anonymous
...the doctor was not sure how long to refrain from having sex with one another. Was wondering if anyone else knew or has been on azithromycin and knows how long we can't have sexual pleasure with each other. Thanks Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
...My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled oral thrush for over a year Read more »