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Do Hiv Symptoms Go Away After Taking The Meds

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Fever and chill won't go away, Med Combivir+Nevirapine

Hi doctor, latest CD4 count 295 on November, VL count 52k on December, just started my treatment on 12/12/13. I'm taking 150mg Combivir twice a day and 200mg Viramune twice a day. Fever started after 13 days of my treatment. I have been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those symptoms are fairly nonspecific and dont clearly implicate your current HIV regimen as a possible cause. Checking to make sure that your blood tests (including liver enzymes) are OK is prudent. If a rash develops then the likelihood that the... Read more »

Meds Right Away?

Dear expert,I am 20 years old and have been positve for 16 months after an acute HIV infection. My... Read more »

do meds work right away?

I just started taking HIV meds truvada and viramune today. do they start working right away? What... Read more »
Articles
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 »
ACRIA and GMHC

Can a Pill a Day ... Keep HIV Away?

What would it mean for thefuture of the epidemic ifHIV-negative people couldtake a pill to prevent HIVinfection? That may soon become a reality:on May 10th, an FDA advisory panelvoted 19 to 3 to recommend approval ofthe HIV medication Truvada as a... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Growing Up With Meds

In 1996, combination HIV therapy gave us the ability to suppress HIV and allow the immune system to rebuild itself. After years of struggling with treatments that were only partially effective, we finally had the technology to dramatically alter the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS, HIV, STD Help Now Just a Text, Click or Call Away

The New Jersey Medical School based in Newark, N.J., has recently expanded the school's AIDS/HIV/STD hotline to include texting and live chat capabilities, as well as calling in for confidential medical advice and information with a nurse, doctor,... Read more »
Connect With Others

on my last leg,symptoms that will not go away

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello and thank you for reading my post,i am all alone in this and i dont have anyone to talk too,and i have no car to go to consuleling,i am very scared,because i cannot diagnose my self and i have been going to the doctor 2 times a month since... Read more »

tested neg but symptoms won't go away, why?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

I tested for HIV two years after my exposure and it came back negative. I tried to put it behind me but I continue to present with symptoms such as thrush (from my understanding this is pretty much HIV specific), numbness in my... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

I just started taking meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
and would love some feedback from people. I was poz for 3 yrs before needing to begin and since I am moving to Costa Rica in the fall I thought 'no time like the present' to get myself trhough all the possible side effects.
Well- they have begun. ... Read more »