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Diet Pills And HIV Meds

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Diet Pills (Phentermine) & HIV combination therapy

Hello,I am a 25 year old male who is 40 pounds overweight. I am currently on combination of reyataz and combivir. My doctor told me to just try excercisng and eating right to lose the weight. A friend of mine who is not hiv positive and is taking...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm not aware of any specific drug-drug interaction between your meds, though I doubt that this has been formally evaluated. Nevertheles, any patient that has persistent shortness of breath has a medical condition that... Read more »

Diet pills,(Propolene), and HIV

I am a 51 year old female on combivir and susutiva for 3 years with an undectable viral load. I... Read more »

Diet Pills To Lose wieght

I have gained some unwanted body wieght(20-25lbs) and want to loose it. Is taking a diet pill whiel... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

Taken Preventively Daily HIV Meds Could Reduce HIV Risk Among Gay, Bisexual Men

--> Years ago, when scientists predicted that some day you would be able to take a pill once a day to keep from contracting HIV, that idea sounded more Orwellian than real. But the future is now. The results of a large, international clinical... 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 »
Project Inform

PrEP Study Results: Using HIV Meds Reduces Risk of Infection

A study showing that a daily pill reduces HIV risk in gay men is reason for great hope. US agencies should waste no time in assessing the ability of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to slow the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Background Data released today from the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Shows No Increase in Sexual Risk Behavior When Taking Preventive HIV Drug

"Taking a pill as a preventive measure against HIV infection may not encourage people at high risk for the disease to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new U.S. study meant to address fears about its use," Reuters reports. "The... Read more »
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Diet Pill or Meal Supressor

Posted by cgm707, 1 Reply
I hope this is the approprite place for this question. If not, I apologize. I was wondering if anyone knew about a safe, non-addictive meal supressor/diet pill? I have had a hard time losing some fat around my waist area, and would like something... Read more »

how many pills?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I am HIV positive and go to doc next week. Probably start on meds. I would like and idea of how many pills I will have to take. I know it depends but I'm just curious how many so of you take. I know its not like it used to be taking loads... Read more »

Treatment breaks/Pill holidays

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Treatment Breaks Increase AIDS Complications

By Research + Treatment News
Until more research is available to show who can safely take treatment breaks, researchers advise all HIVers to avoid treatment interruptions and change to better-tolerated... Read more »

How many sleeping pills...?

Posted by SA_Intellect, 6 Replies
It is finally sinking in that I have HIV and I don't like that feeling. I am scared of the realization that I will be with this virus forever, however long that means for me now. I assumed I would live until I was an old man but now I feel like I've... Read more »