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Can Prednisone Help With HIV

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Prednisone, Neck Pain, & HIV

I have been HIV+ for 14 months and have not had great success with my labs despite medications (Atripla, AZT). I have had neck pain for 4 months, and had an MRI today with diagnosis of subluxation of 3 c-spine vertebrate, severe stenosis with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.I'm puzzled and concerned about your lack of "great success". What exactly does this mean? Does it mean that your viral load is not suppressed? or lack of CD4 increase?Alternatively, could it mean that your... Read more »

Will prednisone shrink lymph nodes in HIV-infected persons?

Would you know if prednisone would shrink swollen neck glands on a HIV infected person, I know that... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: HIV Positive Patients Start a Support Group

Several HIV-positive patients in Nashik, India, have formed a support group called Network of People and Children Living with HIIV (NPCLH) and registered it as a charity organization. The organization, composed of two men and five women, aims to not... Read more »
International Community of Women Living With HIV/AIDS

Twelve Statements to Improve the Situation of Women Living With HIV and AIDS Throughout the World

We need the following: Encouragement and support for the development of self-help groups and networks. The media to realistically portray us, not to stigmatise us. Accessible and affordable health care (conventional and complementary) and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Church Offers Help for Folks With HIV/AIDS

The Spring Hill United Church of Christ in November launched "Red Project," an educational and support group for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at the church. "For... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: HIV-Positive Women Face Date Struggle -- BABES Network-YWCA Offers Support, Advice

BABES Network-YWCA is a Seattle-based support group that uses peer counseling, group discussions, educational lectures, and retreats to help HIV-positive women navigate intimate relationships. Trusting a sexual partner and coping with rejection are... Read more »
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prednisone & hiv test

Posted by vicman72, 2 Replies
Hello: i just want to know if prednisone could affect the hiv test ( elisa ). i was on prednisone for 7 day ( 40 mg 2 days and 20 mg for 5 days). i took the elisa test a week after that was negative ( 20 weeks ). this was the second one i took... Read more »

hgh and prednisone

Posted by thomas54, 4 Replies
im like the after picture of lipoatrophy. Does hgh work? and my doc gave me prednisone to help bulk up. will these help
build muscle.? what are your experiences .? Thanks in advance.and by the way, im in columbus, ga. via S.F. and got culture shock... Read more »

Prednisone for lypodistrophy

Posted by Anonymous
Hi..I have been taking meds for 4 years and have notice lypodistrophy taking its toll in my face, arms and legs. Has anyone else considered taking prednisone to see if it will help combat this. Since one of the side effects is puffyness, I guess... Read more »

HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This incident happened in a fast-food joint on 14 Jul 2000. It is my habit to rinse my mouth after every meal hence I went to toilet.

I squirted some "hand-wash" from its dispenser and proceeded to wash my hands then filled my mouth with tap-water... Read more »