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Hiv Causes And Effects

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psychological effects caused by HIV meds?

I am having two problems that are now one in the same. I will explain the details of the combination of mental and physical health problems. Ever since I started on a new drug Kaletra last September as part of my regime, I have slowly encountered...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...manufacturers Kalitra directly and speak to someone there and inquire of them. Also have you read the entire list of possible side effects that comes with the medication to see if there are any reports of the kind of reactions you are... Read more »

Do certain excipients in HIV medications cause side effects?

I was wondering whether certain excipients in HIV medications cause certain side effects in HIV... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Using Social Networks Effective Strategy to Reach Populations at Risk of HIV/AIDS, Study Finds

...access medical care and other services to improve their personal health." They added that the social networking strategy was more effective and a better use of staff time at contacting undiagnosed HIV-positive people, compared with the common... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Protein Accumulation Might Cause Fat Deposits, Other Side Effects in HIV-Positive People Taking Protease Inhibitors, Study Says

... Similarities between genetic conditions that cause early aging and side effects experienced by some HIV-positive people when taking protease inhibitors might explain the fat accumulation associated with the Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...it between users. If possible, re-use your own syringe. It still should be cleaned because bacteria can grow in it. The most effective way to clean a syringe is to use water first, then bleach and a final water rinse. Try to get all blood out of... Read more »
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Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much or little sleep etc, I still feel like crap all the time, all I want... Read more »

From Social Butterfly to Party Pooper

Posted by Preston110409, 2 Replies
I am into the second week of knowing my diagnosis. It has been tough. My best friend knows as do the guy that I am dating. My ex suspects it probably since I have attempted to reach out to him. Lately I have had a lot of anxiety about changing... Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...Feachem, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, said research revealing the protective effect of circumcision against HIV was set to change parental expectations and medical practice across the world.... Read more »

Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
...needing sores for this to happen). I had heard this was extremely rare, but now am concerned. Also, HIV-1 subtype C is very effective at transmucosal transmission (meaning that it is easier for heterosexual people to get). This is the... Read more »