Does Zithromax Interact With HIV Meds

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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

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I recently have taked zithromax 600mg 2 pills once a week..for the past week I have been having sever stomach aches to the point I thought I was either having a heart attack or something of the such..constipation blood in stool head the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...a complete history and examination and/or knowledge about a given patient's clinical status including HIV history and other meds in order to assess if the symptoms are likely due to the azithromycin or if some other process is going on. KH Read more »

Blood in urine following sexual activity

Hi, I am a male age 33 and had bright red blood in my urine several months ago and the doctor thought it was some type of hernia in the lower groin. Over the past two days, the bright red blood in my urine has returned and is again following sexual...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Unlikely to be due to any of your current HIVmeds though renal function evaluation including urinalysis is recommended.. Some mechanical injury to urethra or a problem with vas Read more »

Effect of Antibiotics on Atripla/ VL+CD4

Hi Dr. Thanks a lot for supporting us. Does the below medicines affect positively or negatively my VL or CD4 count or have any effect on the effectiveness of Atripla?Due to some skin biopsy done recently, I am on Adco-Sporazole 100mg two tablets a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...because the immune system gets stimulated during the infection. The drop in CD4 counts would happen to anyone, with or without HIV infection. Usually after one month the effects should not show up on blood tests of your CD4 or viral load.Good... Read more »


hello my question is weather or not to start meds. i last tested neg in 2005 now i was diagnose with HIV/AIDS with a CD4 count of 56 and a 6%, viral load is still unknown for 1 more week. should i start meds right away? i was given septra,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...should definitely start medications in the very near future. You have a very low CD4 count and very high risk of having an AIDS complication in the near future.There are a few things to sort out before starting, like knowing your drug resistance... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

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...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIVmeds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIVmeds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

My loved one is doing well

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...except in the early years. {Denial} no symptoms. I guess we plan on him being around until the cure is found. Fingers crossed. Aids does not mean death, hiv does not mean death. I learned that this year. Hopefully we will back in HIV status with... Read more »

i tested positive for aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...recently got my new blood results back and my viral load wwent down to 38000 and my cd4 cells are at 39. i have been on the meds since dec 11 2002. i would like to know if this is normal with current treatment. recently my doctors have put me on... Read more »
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