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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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Acute HIV, Diahrre & Medication; Medical reasons for early testing?; Acute HIV treatment??

Dear Dr Bob,first of all let me thank you SO MUCH for running this fantastic site, and for providing such a positive inspiration for coping with HIV.Now several questions (please answer, altho by comparison with some of the qus asked here, these are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nick,Thanks for your kind comments.Proceeding directly to your specific questions:1.Even though I have no idea what "possibly lesious" means, I would absolutely agree your HIV risk is negligible to nonexistent.2.Whether it's... Read more »

Interactions between cold medications and HIV medications

If I were to develop a cold are there any cold medications that I should not take? How long should I wait if still suffering from symptons of a cold to see a MD?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Over the counter routine cold meds are OK to take with HIV meds. If there is low grade fever, sore throat, runny nose, etc, these are usually self limited. If yellow sputum, high fever, prolonged headache, stiff neck, or other more severe symptoms... Read more »

HIV medications and over the counter medications

Greetings,I've been on Atripla for a little over 2 years now and my liver/kidney labs are all in the normal range. I get pretty bad headaches and have some chronic lower back pain that I treat with NSAIDS or Sinus headache pain reliever with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Milwaukee and thank you for your post.In general, occasional standard dose of over-the-counter medications are safe to take with your HIV medications. Indeed, NSAIDS or Pseudophed are usually ok. Be aware that this isn't an absolute... Read more »

HIV Test / HIV Medication

Hi -My partner, we have been together over a year, is HIV positive. I had symptoms back in february which seemed like seroconversion, and an ora quick came back positive in February as well. After that, I performed high risk sexual activity...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It's essentially impossible to sort out exactly what's going on with you because (1) you've made inappropriate assumptions about your HIV status based on incomplete testing; (2) you choose to have unsafe sex with your positively... Read more »
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HIV Medications

Posted by BoyDave, 3 Replies
Does anyone have to pay (cash) for their HIV medications? If so I need some advice. I'm taking Truvada, Reyataz & Norvir. Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative.

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Medications and HIV Test

Posted by kbuddy77, 2 Replies
Hey guys quick question does anyone know if Lithum, Seraquil, Ambien Effect a Hiv test I tested neg at 2 mths. Im not a worry well i just wanted to ask this early on but forgot thanks!! Read more »

Medical Text on HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was reading at the medical school's bookstore the textbook they use on HIV infection. In the chapter on the window period, they said it is basically reduced to 5 weeks. They said that an Elisa test @ 6 weeks is most likely to be positive.

Now, we... Read more »