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Do Women With Hiv Have Abdominal Cramps And Lower Back Pain

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Management of Norvir Side effects: Abdominal/Back pain

Are there any tip or tricks to managing abdominal/lower back pain related to taking Norvir?I take this drug I gelcap 2 times a day and am after one week experiencing relatively intense abdominal cramping and lower back pain which is about 8 on a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Often no easy answer to managing ritonavir side effect. Checking to see if is possible to reduce the dose (some protease inhibistors only require 1 100 mg ritonavir dose/day) of ritoanvir can be helpful. Anti-gas, calcium supplements, fiber... Read more »

Abdominal and Back pain from Atripla

I've just started taking Atripla a few weeks ago and am suffering from lower back pain and... Read more »

Worse menstrual cramps for women

Since I was diagnosed as HIV positive I've had the worst menstrual cramps. Is there any... Read more »
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Metabolic Complications Associated With HIV Disease

Also see parts one , two and four . HIV treatment has shown remarkable results starting in 1995 by lowering the death rate, decreasing hospitalizations and lengthening people's lives. But around 1997, following the respite from the years of AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women With HIV Who Breastfeed Exclusively Longer Than Four Months Have Lower Risk of Transmitting Virus to Infants, Study Shows

"The amount of HIV in an infected mother's breast milk spikes when weaning begins, according to a study published [Wednesday] in Science Translational Medicine," Nature reports. "The findings are likely to add urgency to efforts to ensure that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010: Study Finds Microbicide Containing HIV Drug Lowers Infection Risk in Women By 39%

A microbicide gel containing Gilead's HIV drug tenofovir used by women before and after sex has been shown to reduce their risk of HIV infection by nearly 40%, according to a study unveiled at the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 , Reuters ... Read more »
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 »
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HELP - Abdominal pain question

Posted by solost, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, the past 3 weeks has been hell on earth for me and I understand the next couple of months will be the same. I've done quite enough research on hiv but I just wanted to hear from the perspective of others. I am 23 years old and a... Read more »

Spirited spiritual women living with HIV

Posted by Valerie257, 4 Replies
I know you're out there.
Lets find each other for a weekly support group in Manhattan/downtown Brooklyn.
Rather than a group leader, a weekly designated driver chosen/volunteering from among group members.
Time and place TBD, suggestions welcome.

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Now i m 98 % hiv

Posted by juxl, 3 Replies
Hi, so i know why i have buzzing cramps feet and hands and fingers, it s alled neurpathia that occure when you are hiv positive, even 5 weeks post exposure. What i try to tell you rapid test at 5 weeks is not reliable at all and not give you any... Read more » on Women with HIV

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As a woman with HIV in the 90s, I was a fringe statistic. Now, finally, the scientists and docs are catching up

by Regan Hofmann

In the mid-90s, when I first had HIV, I was... Read more »