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Depression and HIV

...cause loss of sexual desire and function, lack of appetite, headache, insomnia, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, and restlessness or anxiety. The tricyclics have more side effects than the SSRIs. They can also cause sedation, constipation, and erratic heart beat. Some health care providers also use psychostimulants , the drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder. A recent study showed that treatment with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)...
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Anal fissure, hot tub and HIV

Hi there,My name is Damien and I recently went to a sauna. I stayed in the hot tub (which, by the way, is not hot at all and very small) for about 20 minutes and got out only to find out that people had sex there. I was told by a guy that he once...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Damien,Your HIV-acquisition risk from soaking in a "not hot at all" hot tub that had been spunked up by horned-up hotties before you got in is Read more »

Constipation Question

I suffer from IBS-related constipation. My stools are often so hard, I have to insert a finger and pry them loose (yes, I wash my hands afterward). I also use public restrooms nearly every day, since I work in retail. Is this a risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and don't bring this topic up in polite conversation ever again. But, you should mention it to your general medical doctor. Constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) are extremely common problems and there are much better therapies than... Read more »

Atripla constipation?

I am a 43 year old male diagnosed HIV+ in 11/03. Ive been taking Sustiva & Truvada, now Atripla since 9/04 with good results. In addition, I take 4g daily Omega 3 fish oil in order to keep triglycerides in check also with good results. My problem...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Constipation has not been commonly linked to any of the components of Atripla or fish oil. Also, I have not had patients in our clinic on Read more »

How can I control major constipation?

HelloI am on Reyataz, Epivir and Ziagen. Also I take Effexor, Wellbutrin, Provigil and Seroquel. obviously for depression. My doctor has prescribed Colace. I take one at night and one in the morning with my meds. I also take an Exlax every other...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...It is not likley at all that your HIV medications are the cause of your constipation. The Effexor, Wellbutrin and Seroquel all cause constipation in 7-10% people who take them individually, and may be more likely Read more »
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An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Ritonavir was approved by the FDA on March 1, 1996, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

...medicines called protease inhibitors (PIs). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Saquinavir mesylate was approved by the FDA on December 6, 1995, and saquinavir was... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nutrition

...information on nutrition and HIV from the following: Eat Up! Nutrition Advice and Food Ideas for People Living with HIV and AIDS by Charlie Smigelski, RD, $10.00, www.eatupbooks.com/HIV-Nutrition_Book.htm US Government Food Safety... Read more »
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An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...T-20, is a type of medicine called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Enfuvirtide was approved by the FDA on March 13, 2003, for use with other anti-HIV drugs in the... Read more »
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hiv AND having a hysterestomy

Posted by debfree, 2 Replies
...I would like to know is there anyone out there that has had a hysterectomy with hiv. Is it safe and how are you doing now Read more »

Silly question, maybe

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have what may seem to be a stupid question reguarding HIV. Is it possible that when a person has HIV that they can have constipation,bloody stools,hemerroids and hair loss? I have heard of the other symptoms of HIV and wasn't sure if maybe... Read more »

IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

hiv hep c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...still having symptoms having brown plaque on tongue cannot go to the mouth room severe constipation having numbness in in hands insomina sleep apnea swollen eye lids constant grumbling in stomach swollen saliva gland ears still Read more »