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Dealing With HIV Drug Side Effects

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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, drugs have been developed that can treat a wide range of medical problems,
Ask the Experts

street drugs adverse side effects with hiv drugs.

Dr Bob,My Friends and I are going to palm springs in October,we are planning to take an ecstasy.We rarely take the drug and don't plan to make a habit of it.None of use are taking Protease Inhibitors; but all of us take Sustiva and viramune along...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Guys,Hopefully you were at my talk on Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll the other night. We covered this topic in detail. I would be delighted to review that information with you but we are devoting this forum exclusively to issues of fatigue and... Read more »

street drugs - adverse side effects with hiv drugs

My Friends and I are going to palm springs in October, we are planning to take an ecstasy. We rarely take the drug and don't plan to make a habit of it. None of use are taking Protease Inhibitors; but all of us take Sustiva and viramune along with...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...Including the impurities in any given batch. Despite all that however, we have few descriptions of problems so far in the medical HIV world to give us clear guidance as to which drugs if any are particularly bad news here...Hope that clarifies.CC Read more »

Unusual side effects of hiv drugs

I am a 40 year old female, and have been diagnosed HIV positive for 10 years. I am currently taking 2 protease inhibiters and two antiretroviral drugs. I have been experiencing body fat re-distribution and what I consider severe neuropathy numbness...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You don't mention which drugs you are taking or what your general HIV status is. The drugs most likely to cause neuropathy are the "d" drugs= ddC, D4T, and ddI. The neuropathy can be treated with Read more »

Esophagus

Firstly, I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question. I have limited side effects from my medicine other then injection site reactions from Fuzeon. I have had to undergo 24 dilations for a stricture in my esophagus. It keeps closing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Stricture of the esophagus often from chronic reflux esphagitis is often difficult to manage and recurrent. It occurs in the HIV- population as well. It has not been linked to a particular HIV drug as a side effect. KH Read more »
Articles
PositiveWords

A Woman's View of HIV Drug Side Effects

... HIV drugs help HIV+ people live longer lives with fewer illnesses. But there are potential side effects associated with all of the Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects

...Design and Layout Studio Bello! Susan Hedley Illustration Beverly Deutsch CATIE thanks Health Canada's Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS, as well as Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with Shire BioChem for funding this... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Drug Linked to Serious Liver Side Effects, Health Canada Warns

...(darunavir) that serious liver side effects have been linked to the drug. Prezista is used, in combination with ritonavir and other HIV drugs, for patients who have failed other antiretroviral therapy. Among Prezista patients studied in clinical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: HIV Drugs Lauded, but Side Effects Severe

... HIV/AIDS cases continue to rise in Canada as effective treatments allow many patients to live longer with the disease, a Canadian health Read more »
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PAID HIV STUDY - WOMEN IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA

Posted by Anonymous
...Nichols Research Inc. is conducting a series of paid individual interviews with HIV+ women. The interviews will take place at our San Francisco facility. If you are currently taking an antiretroviral regimen, Read more »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are any women out there suffering from hair loss that could be med related? If so, what did you determine the problem drug to be and were you able to do anything about it?If you fouund it to be med related and you changed/stopped did you get any... Read more »