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Can A Person With HIV Take Lipitor

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Viracept

...garlic supplements, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Advicor, Altoprev, Mevacor (lovastatin), Simcor, Vytorin, or Zocor (simvastatin) for the treatment of high lipids. Lipid-lowering alternatives are Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, and Pravacol (pravastatin), but should be used with caution. Viracept may decrease methadone levels but withdrawal rarely occurs; methadone doses may need to be increased. Use calcium channel blockers with...
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HIV and high GGT Liver Results

Hi, I'm a person with HIV for 3 years now. I have regular testing done for liver damage. I use to use meth before I became HIV and now I've been clean for 3 years and I don't drink often. I've recently started having a glas of red wine at night to...
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
...You don't indicate whether you have been tested for hepatitis viruses. Also, meds like viramune, epivir, and lipitor could be causing those lab abnormalities. Read more »

CD4 ratios...how important?

Hi...Thanks for all your informative advice. I have found this site, in tandem with my Dr.'s guideance, to be such a great source of support.I am 40 & have been on treatment for 8 weeks with once-daily Sustiva/Truvada. Labs began at cd4 290 & VL...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most HIV uninfected persons have CD4% at 35-55& or higher (they have more CD4 cells than CD8 cells). The % is important and usually (but Read more »

fat in Shoulder blades?

after 8 years on crix azt epivir norvir + lipitor my doc switched me to norvir truvada rayataz lipitor due to high Cholesterol (225 while on lipitor , tcells in the 1000s, undetectable). Now Cholesterol is down to 170 after 4 months but i am geting...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your new regimen should be better in general for fat-related issues. The natural history of lipomas can be variable in both HIV+ and - persons so it can be difficult to link a cause and effect in many patients. I have had some patients develop... Read more »

Ruling out HIV is Easy

Dear Dr. Robert:This is Antonio. I have made a final decision. This will be my lastt post to you. Please don't get me wrong , I admire your spirit and I love what you do for people. You are kind , humerous, compasionate and to many of us a godsend....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Antonio!Congratulations on putting your fears where they belong - behind you! I'm delighted you now realize that "fear" and not HIV was the problem. I also hope that the "higher powers" hear your evening prayers!Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Prezista

...function should be done before starting therapy and patients should be monitored. Increased monitoring should be considered for people with underlying chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, or elevated levels of AST/ALT (lab measures of liver function),... Read more »
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Reyataz

...(lovastatin), Simcor, Vytorin, or Zocor (simvastatin) for the treatment of high lipids. Lipid-lowering alternatives are Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, and Pravacol (pravastatin), but should be used with caution. Must be taken two hours apart from... Read more »
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Aptivus

...care provider right away. Other side effects may include headache, fever, dry mouth, and dizziness. Caution should be used in people with mild liver impairment, since Aptivus concentrations may be increased. Should not be taken by people with... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...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... Read more »
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Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 1 Reply
...I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Please help! 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 »

Marrying an HIV+ man

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am dating a man that is HIV+. I want to marry him but my family is against it and the only thing that holds me back is a fear of becoming infected, and Read more »

Help with costs of meds

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...How does the regular person pay for the cost of HIV meds? I make a good income (but let's be realistic), have insurance but cap out on prescriptions after the first month. Cost Read more »