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High Blood Pressure And Hiv

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High Blood Pressure caused by HIV or AZT

I'm female, 44, diagnosed in '87, started AZT in '92, added Epivir in '96, diagnosed with high blood pressure in '99, no other significant illnesses. Last counts: T-cells 804, 3000 viral load, 33 CD4 & 8's. Blood pressure is treated with 20 mgs....
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Your high blood pressure is is likely related to be related to factors other than HIV or your antiretroviral therapy. Read more »

Hiv meds and high blood pressure meds

Which high blood pressure meds works best with hiv meds?I am presently taking Kaletra, Viread, and... Read more »

HIV meds & high blood pressure

Dr. Henry,I was reading a question you answered regarding HIV meds, salty saliva, & high blood... Read more »
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Making HIV Testing Routine in the Heart of Harlem: Creating Unique Partnerships to Promote HIV Prevention and Testing

...health care, and the fact that we take care of other people and not ourselves, that's why we have high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and HIV -- because we're not concentrating on how to keep ourselves healthy and how to keep... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Life Expectancy Gap Due to Smoking, HIV, Diabetes

...smoking-related diseases are largely to blame for cutting the life expectancy of people with lower levels of education. And high blood pressure, HIV, diabetes and homicide appear to be the greatest contributors to the discrepancy in death rates... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

High Blood Pressure with Indinavir

...protease inhibitor indinavir (Crixivan) are kidney pain, kidney dysfunction and kidney stones. Now researchers in Italy think that high blood pressure may also be another side effect. Doctors at Padua General Hospital reviewed the medical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Bringing HIV Testing Where It's Needed

...know," said Liz Thebus, one of the Tutu Tester's health workers. "Because we test for other diseases, too, like diabetes and high blood pressure, the outside world does not know for what reason patients are waiting at our doors." "My health is... Read more »
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How NOT to get tested!

Posted by GaryNPA
...certain amount, often an insurance company will want to do blood tests to check for drug usage, anti-hypertensive drugs (for high blood pressure), and hiv. Think about how you would feel if you had your insurance agent call you and say "your... Read more »

penile problems...

Posted by dcgbowler, 2 Replies
...I am having problems with keeping an erection. I also have high blood pressure and diabetes along with HIV. Is there anyone else who can advise me on what to do? Read more »

Stay Strong Stay Strong -you may be negative.

Posted by magnum, 1 Reply
...advanced hiv. I have been afraid to go to the dentist becuase I dont want to find out my tooth decay is due to hiv. I have high blood pressure, but have not been to a doctor because I was afraid of the blood tests. I looked at all the... Read more »

Caught something. Scared HIV might be next.

Posted by ConcernedGuy, 3 Replies
...that I might've caught HIV as well. He reassured me he was negative on everything as he has other health issues (diabeties and high blood pressure) that require he get a physical every 6 weeks or so which he said include a full STD check up. He... Read more »