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Contraindications For Hiv

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Co-administration and contraindications of EDTA and HIV medications.

Dr. Henry,Thank you for your prompt response, last night, Feb, 28th, on my inquiry of alternative treatments for experienced HIV patients who suffer with cardiovascular side effects, but it appears that you 'skirt' around many of my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen no data regarding the safe use of EDTA in HIV + patients so I cannot comment further. Before responding to your question previously I reviewed several discussions on the topic of EDTA chelation therapy (including the one reproduced... Read more »

Any contraindications for Adderall if HIV-positive?

I've recently been diagnosed with ADD. I've had thesymptoms for long before becoming... Read more »

IS being HIV+ a contraindication to qualify for gastric bypass?

I'm HIV+ 11yrs now and doing great! CD4 700s/viral load 100 or less consistently for 5 years.... Read more »
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Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Incarcerated Women

HIV infection among incarcerated women has become a hidden epidemic in the United States. Factors that contribute to this epidemic include an increase of over 500% in the absolute number of women incarcerated in 1999 compared to 1980, and a higher... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Coping With Stress

Clinicians who treat patients with HIV disease have long accepted the notion that stress affects immune function. Indeed, this belief is nearly as old as the epidemic itself: counseling patients to reduce the number of stressors in their life has... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Patients receiving palliative care for HIV disease have the potential for numerous drug interactions, given the complex drug regimens used to treat both early as well as advancing HIV disease. It is estimated that at any point, up to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA, Biogen Idec Say HIV-Positive People Should Not Take Skin Disorder Drug Amevive

FDA and the pharmaceutical company Biogen Idec on Thursday said HIV-positive individuals should not take the company's skin drug Amevive because it might lower their CD4+ T cell counts, Reuters reports (Reuters, 11/10). The drug is approved to... Read more »
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echinacea

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Have any of you heard of echinacea, and herb that boosts your immune system? It is shown to produce more white blood cells, t-cell, interleukins, etc. However, some say that it is contraindicated in HIV/AIDS because it could give the virus more... Read more »

Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies
Hi,

The thread "Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?" (below, on main page of "Treatment")is mine but I am starting a new thread here in order to try and catch the eyes of people who may be able to help me.

My earlier thread resulted in my... Read more »

Just started my treatment today.

Posted by Mark100, 6 Replies
Hey Guys, well I saw my doctor yesterday and after my second blood test results she decided to start me on medication. I was infected in early December 2012 and was diagnosed February 20th with an initial cd4 of 420 and a viral load of 150,000. ... Read more »

Rash!!!!! on my feet???!!!

Posted by stupidgirl, 3 Replies
this morning i woke up to a itchy foot. Just one foot. My left foot, applied lotion and went about my day. I get out of class take off my shoes and socks. Now i have a rash on both feet. Just on the top, and it spreads if i itch it. this is very up... Read more »