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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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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 »

Pain Management

I have tried everyway my Doctorand I could and nothing worked but Oxycontin and Oxycone as a breack through mediction, suggested by a specialist for debilitating lipodysrphy lipoatrophy, peripheral neauropathy and firbomyalgia, to mention some.They...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Oxycontin can have a number of emotional and behavioral side effects, including insomnia and mood changes. But I would not assume that waking up terrified is due to the oxycontin, and I would not rush to change the dose if it is working well for... Read more »

Side Effects of Drugs vs Managing HIV Disease

How does a person weigh the risks of the drugs, side effects, unknown long term effects, and iatrogentrogenic disease with allowing, supporting and promoting the body's own ability to defend itself. In essense, is the cure worse than the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment is not worse then the problem. My patients at one point were dying one a week at the average age of 32 after developing 4-5 sequential AIDS defining infections that caused terrible misery and suffering. My patients used to tell me that... Read more »

Please evaluate risks

Good day! I would like to know my risks of getting HIV from this situation. My partner (with unknown HIV status) was grinding the tip of his penis to my anus. No penetration happened. We had unprotected oral sex. Finally, he ejaculated on my stomach...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIFrom what you have described and the testing you have received you are not HIV positive. Though the standards for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks after exposure and then again at 3 months. Many people will have detectable... Read more »
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International Service for People Living with HIV

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »

International Service for People Living with HIV

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »

Beware people pushing "Aloe Vera" for HIV !

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 5 Replies
It's important to remember this Forum can be entered by anybody. Anybody can post here. And some people are here to try and make money out of us by offering to share with us magical cures for HIV/AIDS.

I have just received yet another email from a... Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

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Manager, Center for HIV Information

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The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful track record for developing key information resources on... Read more »