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Does Drinking Make It Worse When You Have Hiv

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Could my Hiv Meds be making my depression/anxiety worse?

Hi. I have noticed a trend in increased anger / anxiety starting 3 days after I drink even moderatly or even have to take pain meds for something. This severe (mood swing) will be a challenge for about 3-4 days. I have noticed this since I started...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Based on the different regimens that you've been on without significant change in symptoms, and perhaps that the symptoms worsen after alcohol, I'd be inclined to think that the medications have little to do... Read more »

HIV blood in my drink

Hello Mrs. Southall I am only 22 and usually a very strong collected person until I had a scary... Read more »

counts getting worse

I have been HIV positive for about 7 years now. My labs have remained somewhat good, (500tcells,... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

Drugs, Drink'n and Smok'n Part I

This is a two-part series on drugs. This month I'm writing about ecstasy, crystal-meth and cannabis and their side effects. When you take meds of any kind or mix any of the drugs listed, you increase your chances of something going wrong. It's not... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Race Troubles: Why Do African-Americans With HIV Fare Worse?

Since I began working as an HIV treatment educator in New York City, I've seen the faces of those I served change. As those faces grew to include primarily African-Americans and Latinos, I found myself both inspired and moved by my clients. As a... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Choosing Alcohol Over HIV Meds? New Study Examines Why People With HIV Skip Treatment When Drinking

Half of HIV-positive individuals who are on treatment and drink alcohol skip taking their HIV medications on purpose, under the erroneous belief that mixing antiretrovirals and alcohol is harmful, according to a prospective study presented at the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Small-Town Life

Illustration: Tony Heron . It was something you could probably only get away with at a house party in a small town: drinking directly from a wine bottle and alternating swigs with a young woman you just met. That was what 23-year-old George from... Read more »
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It's getting worse:

Posted by coby, 8 Replies
Well for the past three days I feel liking I'm fighting thrush in my mouth. I have it coming from the back of my tongue and can wipe ot off and it comes back, my tongue is also hairy looking. I also feel like I'm fighting PID again which is another... Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

Athlete's foot getting worse due to hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had athletes foot ever since I've been young. My feet always crack and peel. If you were infected with hiv after 13 weeks would it cause your foot problem to get worse? I am noticing more peeling lately. Read more »

HIV and drinking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am so depressed and am drinking large amounts of alcohol. I am at wits end and also have severe back pain.
Is it true that alcohol speeds HIV to AIDS?? Read more »