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Can A Person With HIV Take Pravastatin

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Viracept

...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 caution. Blood levels of...
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Extreme fatigue from Diovan?

Dear Dr H-I am currently taking Kaletra/Truvada as well as pravastatin 20mg , acyclovir, flomax and diovan. I started the diovan about a year ago for high blood pressure causing kidney problems and since then I have no energy at all. On diovan my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...many alternative BP meds that may be appropriate depending on many individual factors. A discussion onthis matter with your HIV specialist and/or nephrologist is recommended. KH Read more »

Zocor and HAART meds.

Hi, thanks again for your responses and very helpful information. About a month ago I asked if taking zocor (a satin) to control high cholesterol and tryglycerides is possible while also taking HAART. I will be needing HIV meds. at some time in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...medications, they must be used carefully in order to avoid drug-drug interactions and toxicity.Currently recommended statins are pravastatin and atorvastatin. Low doses should be used when starting (20 mg of pravastatin or 10 mg of... Read more »

where do we go from here

my son has had hiv for at least 11 years. He is an alcoholic and does not take good care of himself. Recently in a fit of depression he went off his meds and now his viral load is 100,000+ and tcells are 139. He has moved home and I need to know now...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...the highest priority for your son. It is great news that he wants help. I would suggest you talk to his provider or a local AIDS service organization for reverral to mental health and substance use services. Taking care of these issues is hard,... Read more »

Cookbook for person with HIV/AIDS?

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with HIV and his health is already rapidly declining.I'm looking for a cookbook specifically for people with HIV/AIDS with diet tips, healthy recipes, etc ... do any exist?-K-
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any cookbook specificly for HIV+ persons that I could recommend. If any reader is aware of such a book please post. The nutritional needs of a sick HIV+ patient 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

...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 Videx, due to Videx's buffer, and... 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 »
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Kaletra

...Zocor (simvastatin) for the treatment of high lipids. Lipid-lowering alternatives are Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, and Pravacol (pravastatin), but should be used with caution. Oral solution contains alcohol, so do not use with Antabuse or Flagyl... 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 »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me? And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living facility just for... Read more »

Gay Personals for HIV+'s

Posted by Anonymous
...Hey People, I am 38 years old black male HIV/Aids diagnosis since 1-26-99. I am very lonely. Looking for some personal ads or chat lines Read more »