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Can A Person With HIV Take Hydrocodone

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Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
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Follow-up about Depression meds

I was reading a post someone made about taking Lexapro with Norvir. I'm not on meds yet, but my doc and I have already determined the regimen I will start when that day comes. I was wanting to start a depression med, but I heard about possible...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many of the medication/drug classes that you list can have interaction issues with some HIV medications (particularly with boosted protease inhibitors). Nonetheless, I have numerous patients taking each (sometimes more Read more »

hydrocodone and HIV antibody test

Dr. Bob, You are a very nice guy. I recently got tested for HIV 1/2 antibody test. Both the results came negative. I have been using Hydrocodone for pain. Will Hydrocodone affect the accuracy of a HIV antibody test? Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! Your "WOOO-HOOO" remains valid!Dr. Bob Read more »

Pain Management

I've been Positive since 1991 and on meds with a 2 year holiday. I recently began meds again and my pain levels have increased. I dropped the Truvada and Norvir and am on Lexiva and Combivir. The Norvir can interfere w/ hydrocodone and my doctor...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...pain and treat the pain with whatever modalities (including opiates) are needed. What does it mean that you're done with NSAIDs? Was there a toxicity? Corticosteroids (like prednisone) can be one adjunct to treatment, but my reply requires a... Read more »

H.I.V. and pain medication

I have been HIV for 2 years now. My t-cells were 14 when I was first diagnosed. I have had to switch medications several times due to the side effects . One of my biggest problems is sleep depreivation. I take ambien and a xanax nightly to sleep -...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Sustiva, but many people have insomnia due to the effects of the virus on the central nervous system.I would not recommend taking hydrocodone for sleep alone because it is highly addictive. It is an appropriate treatment for pain, but less... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...in 34 markets. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. New HIV Infections refers to HIV incidence , or the number of people that are newly infected with HIV. The term men who have sex with men (MSM) is used in CDC surveillance... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
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Rash Photos

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...I was searching for HIV rash photos and came across these pictures so here are a few sites with photos of the HIV rash. I hope this helps some folks Read more »

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Im looking to connect with other + military. I kinda feel... segregated having to keep my status a secret. Hit up my email when you can. armypoz@yahoo.com Read more »

When to begin treatment?

Posted by NurseEddie, 4 Replies
...I contracted HIV June 2004, diagnosed July 19th, 2004. I am also a newly recovering meth addict fresh out of inpatient treatment. My CD4 count, Read more »