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Can A Person With HIV Take Lexapro

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The Well Project

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...
Ask the Experts

Vacs for HIV+, Part II

Hello again Dr. Holodniy:Thank you for your response to vaccinations for HIV+ persons. I do take Atripla and Lexapro. I sometimes take a multivitamin, Selenium (270mg), Glucosamine-Chondroitin (500mg/400/mg) and B-100 complex. I was prescribed...
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
I think you could probably stop the Bactrim, assuming your CD4% is over 14%. Sometimes I like to wait until the viral load is truly undetectable, if the CD4 count has risen sufficiently above 200, but that is purely stylistic. No, I would not... Read more »

weight gain,anxiety disother with sustiva

helllo Dr I've been taken hiv meds for about 2years and 5days now cd4 290 vl undetectable main while i started with low cd4 of 20 and vl of 1million been adherance with the combo with out missing any dose.without wasting words my weight is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Weight gain can be seen due to HIV meds including your current regimen but more often there are other contributing factors (stress, side effect of your psych meds, Read more »

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 »

antidepressent for someone with HIV

What would you think is the best antidepresent for a person with hiv and questionable PML?Celexa?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...would be a very good choice. Other antidepressants that are safe and effective in persons with AIDS would include Zoloft and Lexapro. These drugs have the advantage of being well tolerated and having very little in the way of drug interactions... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 »
The Body

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 »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...eat me alive or I could just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest... Read more »
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From Social Butterfly to Party Pooper

Posted by Preston110409, 2 Replies
...probably since I have attempted to reach out to him. Lately I have had a lot of anxiety about changing how I interact with people. I am a pretty social guy and I just haven't had the desire to be around my other friends. They are beginning to... Read more »

depression

Posted by dElle, 6 Replies
...get some feedback on anyone who is taking antidepressants. I have been + for over 3 years and am taking Epzicom and Sustiva. HIV has not taken over my life and I am fairly well adjusted (numbers are great too). As of late I feel like the... Read more »

which is a better choice?

Posted by franfrog, 9 Replies
...My doctor recently diagnosed me with depression. It sort of hit me like a ton of bricks. She put me on lexapro 10mg and then switched me to 20 just last week. I think this is part to do with me explaining my fatigue during the day and Read more »

eeek! brain damage!

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
...a bottle of perfume! i know it all sounds nuts and good Lord knows i never claimed to be same, but this is bad! I am taking lexapro(anti-depressant) and my estrogen. i am not on any other meds and am just not sure what to think of all this. my... Read more »