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Hiv And Heavy Metal Toxicity

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Chelating Mercury toxicity with DMSA -possible drug interactions or side effets with meds?

I am on a Combiver/Viracept regimen and have recently discovered high levels of Mercury, Arseni and Cadmium in a hair sample analysis. An alternative practitioner is recommending chelating with DMSA -do you know if there are any possible...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) is a sulfhydryl-containing, water-soluble, non-toxic, orally-administered metal chelator which has been in use as an antidote to heavy metal toxicity since the 1950s.It has been investigated in the medical... Read more »

PEP toxicity ?

Dear Doctor,I had an unprotected sexual exposure to a person in mid April who had a high likelyhood... Read more »

Metal Braces HIV

Can you become infected with Hepatitis or HIV if you wear braces and as a result have small cuts in... Read more »
Women Alive

My Adventures with Crixivan or Toxic Side Effects, Anyone?

I AM WRITING this article because of my recent hospitalization resultingfrom the popular protease inhibitor, Crixivan. The "side-effect"I sufferedfrom this drug was complete blockage of my left kidney, almost causingkidney failure. Before I detail... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Liver Toxicity

Liver impairment in HIV disease is common and has many possible causes, only one of which are the medications you're taking. Many infections can result in liver damage, including: co-infection with hepatitis viruses opportunistic infections such... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

EuroSIDA Study Finds a Signal of Kidney Toxicity With Tenofovir or Atazanavir

The kidneys are a target of HIV infection. Long-term infection causes inflammation, which slowly degrades these organs. The EuroSIDA dataset contains health-related information on almost 17,000 HIV-positive people from 35 countries. EuroSIDA can... Read more »

The Dangers of Mitochondrial Toxicity: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

This is part of a series of articles summarizing presentations from the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging, which took place in Baltimore, Md., from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2010. Jump to the table of contents to see the other articles in this... Read more »
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dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »

A Toxic Combination

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 9 Replies
If my dilemma was:

- just dealing with the virus; or

- just suffering with the guilt of cheating on my wife; or

- just the feelings of rejections by those who said they loved me; or

- just the constant blaming, belittlement and bursts of rage from my... Read more »

Fingering/heavy kissing

Posted by mrnoone, 1 Reply
I am very worried that i might put my self at risk. i have fingered a few girls is thier any way i can get any thing from that. like if i had a hang nail or a very small cut that i could not see or some thing is it possible i can get some thing... Read more »

Diagnosed Postive:Heavy Painful heart,how to cope with LIFE NOW !!!!

Posted by NorthLander, 3 Replies
Am feeling so strange to pen here & very scare & terrify that people will know or found out who i am.

Here a short story:
I was admitted to hospital for Chronic Cholecystitis & during the stay, Dr ask if want to test for HIV so w/o any... Read more »