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Common Antidepressant Meds With Hiv

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Hep C meds, side effects, anti-depressants & Provigil

What is the best medications for Hep C today? Are the many support groups for Hep C for the side effects of the medication rather than for Hep C, which itself doesn't seem to bother anyone in the groups i've attended? Why do people tell me...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is a real common issue. We don't always start antidepressants before using Peg and RBV. If however a patient is worried or depressed then it is appropriate. They actually work a lot faster than 2 months. The maximum effect is about 6... Read more »

HIV MEDS & ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Hi Doc,I've been on meds for 3 months. After the first month I developed tingling on the feet,... Read more »

HIV+ for 14 years,no meds,how common is that?

My husband has been HIV+ since he was 13. He has a blood disorder and contracted HIV through blood... Read more »
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Insomnia, Daytime Sleepiness Common Among HIVers, but Not Made More Likely by HIV or Meds, Study Suggests

Insomnia rates among those living with HIV and on treatment in the U.S. are no higher than that of the general population, despite sleep disturbances being a common complaint among people living with HIV, according to a study from the U.S. military... Read more »
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Depression More Common Among Women Than Men Living With HIV

It's not a secret that people living with HIV/AIDS are more likely to suffer from depression than the general population -- they are twice as likely, in fact. But a new study, conducted by researchers who are part of the CRANIum Study, sheds even... Read more »
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How to Manage the Most Common Side Effects of Your First HIV Antiretroviral Regimen

Table of Contents Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A. Ben Young, M.D. Introduction Anxiety and Mood Changes Brain Matters: Strange Dreams; Trouble Sleeping or Concentrating Diarrhea Fatigue (Feeling Tired, Even When... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Good Antidepressant Pill-Taking Linked to Better Antiretroviral Pill-Taking

In a study of U.S. veterans with HIV infection and depression, people who took antidepressant drugs according to schedule (good adherence) also took their antiretrovirals according to schedule most of the time. 1 This finding is important because... Read more »
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Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.

COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/HAART

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients After... Read more »

folliculitis common for HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have developed severe folliculitis on my inner legs, and in my pubic hair. Is this worrisome for HIV? Can dry skin cause it? Read more »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

Denial, is it common for PWA'S?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me to understand how is it possible to be in denial about HIV, going off meds and allowing oneself to have unprotected sex, marriage, and get so ill. I'm staying in the marriage, because it is the right thing to do, because I love... I... Read more »