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Chronic Hepatitis C And Anti Hypertensive Drugs

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been infected...
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Blood Pressure Meds and HIV Meds -- Not a good mix

I'm in a medication rut. I've failed nearly every class of medications for blood pressure out there; some due to side effects (metabolic reactions with HIV meds, that were never known at the time), and the rest due to my body being hypersensitive...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Blood pressure control can be challenging even in the general population. In many cases low (better tolerated) doses of 2-3 classes of BP meds are needed (such as a B blocker, a diuretic, and an ACE inhibitor) so mixing and matching with frequent... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and other toxins. In a study reported in the June 2006 issue of Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 21% of smokers with chronic hepatitis C had Metavir fibrosis scores of 3 or 4 (on a scale of 0 to), compared with 14% of nonsmokers. In... Read more »

Quercetin-Black Tea/Green Tea and Atripla

Is there any interaction between Black or Green Tea and Atripla. Both teas have the antioxidant quercetin which is supposed to help the immune system, according to The University of Michigan. Please advise!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
to my knowledge no data on drug interaction (or effectiveness) between black or green tea and efavirenz or Atripla. If any reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect a clinically significant interaction but recommend informing your... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Availability of Draft Guidance Re: Development of Antivirals for Chronic Hepatitis C, Including Coinfection With HIV

... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled "Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Treatment," which includes co-infection with HIV.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an... Read more »
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How NOT to get tested!

Posted by GaryNPA
...apply for life insurance over a certain amount, often an insurance company will want to do blood tests to check for drug usage, anti-hypertensive drugs (for high blood pressure), and hiv. Think about how you would feel if you had your insurance... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »