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Can You Get Hiv From Drinking Alcoholic Beverage

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Choosing Alcohol Over HIV Meds? New Study Examines Why People With HIV Skip Treatment When Drinking

Half of HIV-positive individuals who are on treatment and drink alcohol skip taking their HIV medications on purpose, under the erroneous belief that mixing antiretrovirals and alcohol is harmful, according to a prospective study presented at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Binge Drinking Among MSM in New York City Linked to Increased HIV Risk, Study Says

Binge drinking -- or the consumption of five or more alcoholic beverages on one occasion -- may be contributing to an increased risk of HIV among men who have sex with men in New York City, according to a study released Monday by the city's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Beverage Company Diageo Pledges to Provide Antiretroviral Drugs to HIV-Positive Employees in Africa

British-based beverage company Diageo has announced that it will provide antiretroviral drugs to any of the company's approximately 5,000 employees in Africa who need the medications, London's Guardian reports. Diageo, which produces Guinness... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is it good to drink alcohol as HIV patient?

It has been my qouestion as to whether pepole with HIV can not take in strong drink....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Protect your liver. One drink will probably not hurt you..but how many people have just one drink?Nelson... Read more »

Can I drink alcohol?

I was recently diagnosed with HIV a couple of months ago. I've been hesitant consuming alcohol for fear that it would cause some negative impact on my HIV medication; however my doctor informed me that it was okay to drink alcohol moderately...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. It is considered safe for someone with HIV to have one alcoholic drink per day. Obviously if someone has had trouble controlling their use it's best to totally avoid it. I am unaware of any studies indicating what type of... Read more »

Truvada and Kaletra and drinking alcohol

I take 1 truvada pill in the morning and 4 kaletra pills throughout the day (2 in the morning, 2 at night). My doctor told me I could drink alcoholic beverages two hours after taking my pills. Tonight I drank a little bit of beer like 15 minutes...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Yes, it's ok to drink alcohol in moderation with your HIV medications- I'm not aware of any strict timing restrictions- I don't think that your 15 minutes drink will have any consequences.Hope that helps. Be... Read more »

No, HIV is not transmitted in hot beverages.

I think you are too intelligent...I love you...ThadFlorida and San Antonio...thanks for the info...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Thad,Too intelligent??? O.K., I'll take that as a compliment. Thanks! Love you too, although I'm not too crazy about Florida or San Antonio.Stay well!Dr. Bob Coffee Drink Jul 20, 2005 Is it possible for hiv to be transmitted in a hot... Read more »
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HIV, alcohol and patience.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am so worried about being impatient about everthing! I drink alcohol daily and take sustiva and combivir.
Will alcohol and also zoloft for depression interact with the alcohol??? I work the afternoon shift and find it hard to get out of bed. HELP! Read more »

Is beers drinking like PEP?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could it possible that alcohol drinking is like PEP? Could it delay seroconversion to drink beers every night? If so, should HIV+ people drink beers until the virus is dead in their bodies? Maybe I have the cure for HIV? BEERS DRINKING? Thank you... Read more »

HIV and drinking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am so depressed and am drinking large amounts of alcohol. I am at wits end and also have severe back pain.
Is it true that alcohol speeds HIV to AIDS?? Read more »

Alcohol Consumption and HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 4 Replies
I like to drink. Not a lot or to excess, usually 2 beers after work to relax and when I go out, I'll do a couple shots with buddies but I wont drink to the point of total inebriation or to the point where I cannot drive. I've actually become quite... Read more »