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Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability To Pressure Palsies

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Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...heart attack occurs when a plaque bursts and forms a clot that totally blocks a coronary artery. CAD can also lead to heart failure or an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Other cardiovascular problems include: High blood pressure (hypertension) Angina (chest pain) Rheumatic heart disease (damage to the heart caused by rheumatic fever) Stroke (interrupted blood flow to the brain, usually caused by a blood clot or burst blood vessel) ...
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blood pressure

Can Truvada and Nervirapine stop blood pressure tablets from working effective.Am trying different types of meds to bring it down.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Truvada and nevirapine generally don't interfere with the effectiveness of blood pressure medications though details about which blood pressure meds would be helpful. Blood pressure is often challenging to treat in Read more »

high blood pressure a PI based side effect?

Is high blood pressure a direct result of NNRTI or PI based HAART?My fiance, with undetectable HIV since 1983, on a recent new HAART switch regime: (Reyataz, Combivir, Norvir for two months) from Sustiva and Combivir, (two years) and PI based before...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There has been some soft data suggesting some links between elevated blood pressure and for example protease inhibitors. Often that link involves the older protease inhibitors so data is more limited with atazanavir-based Read more »

Blood Pressure drugs

Ive been taking 20 mg of Lisinopril for high blood pressure for about 2 years. It hasn't worked. Now my doctor has added 50 mg of Atenolol. Is it ok to take both drugs together on a daly basis?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Yes, both lisinopril and atenolol can be taken together (with medical supervision). BY Read more »

High Blood Pressure

It is 2 years now since I was diagnosed.I am on treatment on two tablets a day( Triommune 40) But suddenly my blood pressure has shot up to 150 by 100. Is this a side effect?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sudden increases in blood pressure have not been commonly reported in patients taking Triommune (3TC + D4T + nevirapine). Since hypertension is common in the general Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or HIVAN. Other causes of kidney disease include diabetes and high blood pressure. These problems, especially HIVAN, are much more common in African-Americans. Taking some medications used to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...having a high potential for abuse and no medical use. Marijuana was later found to have other health benefits. It can lower pressure within the eye. This helps treat glaucoma, an eye disease which can cause blindness. Marijuana also reduces... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... How Much Adherence Is Enough? How Do AIDS Drugs Work? What Is Resistance? Keep Pressure on the Virus Make It Easy on Yourself Pill Fatigue The Bottom Line How Much Adherence Is Enough? Adherence means Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...tap. A needle is inserted into the middle of your back just above your hips. The needle removes a sample of spinal fluid. The pressure of the spinal fluid can also be measured. If the pressure is too high, the health care provider may drain some... Read more »
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Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 1 Reply been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »

Blood pressure.

Posted by Anonymous
...Does your blood pressure rise when first infected with the virus. Read more »