Hepatitis And Bitterness In Mouth

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...after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Other potential side effects are liver problems, such as an increase in liver enzymes (AST, ALT, and GGT), hepatitis, or jaundice (yellowing of skin), and increased muscle enzyme (CPK) and uric acid. People with hepatitis B or C may be at increased risk. Potential drug interactions: Norvir interacts with many other...
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bitter mouth taste

hi Doci am on Lamzid and Efivarenz with purbac. for a few months now i have have a bitter taste in my mouth as if i have chewed on one of the meds.. the bitters stays for the whole days and for days.. what could be the cause and what should i do to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...problems. I am not familiar with purbac. Chewing on the meds is not recommended versus swallowing the pills whole. Having a good mouth exam looking for gum, tongue or other conditions is recommended to see if there is a contributing oral... Read more »

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i am 62 Kg male , suffered from homosexuality for over 8 years, I traveled to another country trying to reorient my sexual orientation into straight case but i couldn't continue because i hadn't enough money, but i wished to , I suffered from many...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sexual orientation, gay or straight, cannot be changed, no matter how much time, energy or money you expend trying to "reorient!" Please note, there is no medical reason for you to deny your sexual orientation. Homosexuality is completely... Read more »

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First, let me say that some of your responses I have read have left me in tears. If ever want to try a second career stand up comedy could be a good fit.My situation I have had 4 patners in the last 3 months all hetro vaginal sex and one hetro anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your internist is not well versed in HIV and hepatitis C? Hmmm . . . then why is he still your internist?Unprotected sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, Read more »


Dear Sir, My cousin bro was tested hiv positive 8 years ago. Now he is on ART from last 6 months.His viral load has significantly reduced & CD4 count has increased. But he is complaining that his mouth becomes bitter & dry when he wakes up...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.It's difficult to know with certainty what is the cause of your brother's symptoms without knowing much more about his medical and treatment history.I'd suggest that he bring these symptoms to his doctor's attention. Only then... Read more »
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