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Does Antihistamine Help Atrophic Vaginitis

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Systemic Candidiasis

...CD4+ cell counts are very low (below 100). In people with weak immune systems, candidiasis can recur and be difficult to treat. Factors including diabetes, pregnancy, iron, folate, and vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency, and use of antihistamines can increase the risk of Candida infections. Things that may weaken the immune system -- from chemotherapy to stress and depression -- can also cause or worsen candidiasis. Infection in the Vagina...
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Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »

Quercetin-Black Tea/Green Tea and Atripla

Is there any interaction between Black or Green Tea and Atripla. Both teas have the antioxidant quercetin which is supposed to help the immune system, according to The University of Michigan. Please advise!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
to my knowledge no data on drug interaction (or effectiveness) between black or green tea and efavirenz or Atripla. If any reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect a clinically significant interaction but recommend informing your... Read more »

antihistamines and window period

hello sir, I have been reading a lot on ur forum and would like to say that i have got a lot valueable information .anyways , I wanted to share my exposureI had unprotected oral sex with a female friend(fellatio),which i understand , is a low risk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Yes.2. Having hives does not mean you have an autoimmune disease! Neither hives nor an autoimmune disease would give a false-negative HIV test.3. Nope.4. Nope.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on... Read more »

antihistamines and haart

Recently I was prescribed Xyzal (levocetirizine) for an unknown rash/hives recurring around my eyes. I read that Xyzal should not be taken with ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra). I am on the Atripla combination. After reading this warning it scared me...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...In general, Ritonavir can increase the levels of antihistamines, some more so than others and with differing impact in terms of clinical relevance (in particular high levels of ceratain antihistamines Read more »
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Nevirapine (Viramune)

...(such as Viagra), for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics), and for migraine headaches. Interactions are also possible with several antihistamines (allergy medications), sedatives, drugs to lower cholesterol, and anti-fungal drugs. Make sure that... Read more »
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Indinavir (Crixivan)

...(such as Viagra), for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics), and for migraine headaches. Interactions are also possible with several antihistamines (allergy medications), sedatives, drugs to lower cholesterol, and anti-fungal drugs. Make sure that your... Read more »
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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...(such as Viagra), for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics), and for migraine headaches. Interactions are also possible with several antihistamines (allergy medications), sedatives, drugs to lower cholesterol, and anti-fungal drugs. Efavirenz decreases... Read more »
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Delavirdine (Rescriptor)

...(such as Viagra), for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics), and for migraine headaches. Interactions are also possible with several antihistamines (allergy medications), sedatives, drugs to lower cholesterol, and anti-fungal drugs. Make sure that your... Read more »
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Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »