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Can You Get Hiv From Drinking Alcoholic Beverage

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HIV Meds and Alcohol

I have been taking HIV medication for almost a year. Being over 21 I also definitely enjoy cocktails. I was wondering how soon after taking my medication is it safe to have a drink...or two? Also, how long BEFORE taking the meds should I not drink.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...use or dosing restrictions regarding timing of your cosmopolitans. Crixivan is one exception that requires no food (including alcoholic beverages) an hour before or two hours after dosing. Dr. Bob Read more »

Aplh. Ulcers - Cause? If not HIV - How?

Dear Dr.,Is An Alph. (not sure of the spelling) Ulcer a good indication of possible HIV infection? ... Read more »

Hairy Tongue and OHL

What is the difference between OHL and just a case of "hairy tongue" that is not HIV related. I... Read more »
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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

... Pancreatitis (dangerous inflammation of the pancreas). Tell your doctor if you have ever had pancreatitis, regularly drink alcoholic beverages, or have gallstones, as pancreatitis occurs more often in patients with these conditions. Call your... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

...Acupuncture has far fewer side effects than most western medicines. You should not go for an acupuncture treatment if you have had any alcoholic beverage within an hour, or if you are using any recreational drugs. Be sure your acupuncturist knows... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...risk of death among HIV+ women due to accident or injury with a lower T-cell count, who were unemployed, who had more than 8 alcoholic drinks each week, who showed signs of depression, who used injection drugs, or who had 3-5 sex partners. ... Read more »
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