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Hiv Medications And African Americans

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Women and HIV/AIDS

...found to do as well as HIV+ men. Although treatment seemsto work as well in women, in some cases, the side effects may differ: Rashes: Researchers say that HIV+ womenare more likely than men to experience skin rashes from HIV medications. Liver problems: Women are more likelyto experience liver problems as a medication side effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune...
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HIV and Kidney Disease

Dear Dr. Henry, Thank you for taking my question. Can the HIV virus cause kidney disease? I am a 45 year old white male with AIDS and I have been diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease. I have been told that HIV does not cause kidney disease...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV can cause Kidney disease (HIV nephropathy) which for unclear reasons in the US is heavily concentrated in African American. High blood pressure, diabetes, chronic use of NSAIDs (like ibuprofen), hepatitis C, congenital, and many other... Read more »

Skin Discoloration

I am African American and my complexion has darkened considerably. This makes me feel very uncomfortable. Are there any treatments to reverse this condition ?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...What is your HIV status, which HIV medications are you taking, what other medications are you taking, and what other medical problems have you been diagnosed with? KH Read more »

hiv discoloration of palms, heels and nails

my wife has been on nevirapine, zidovudine, lamivudine and septrin ARVS combination for the last 7 months. she developed palm, nail and heel discoloration. often also experiences unusual tiredness and pains in the back side of the neck and knees....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The zidovudine can cause discoloration in the regions you describe. That effect is most often seen in African Americans or persons of African descent. In my experience if there is discoloration due to zidovudine it often persists unless the drug Read more »

HIV + Skin Issues

Hi I am an African American diagnosed HIV+ in 2005 I have been on Atripla since 2007 I have 2 skin issues the first something that appears like small Hives on stomach back and upper arms they do not itch I also have a dark mark on the head of my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Occasionally I have seen dark spots appear on the skin (usually palms and soles of feet) in African American pxs taking Atripla (most likely due to the FTC or emtricitabine). If the drug is possibly contributing then a switch to an alternative Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Heightened National Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans

... As the impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans has grown over time, so have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) efforts to address it. We are highly committed Read more »
The Body

STEP 5: Preparing to Start HIV Treatment

...MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS DIFFERENT? Researchers are still hard at work learning how the side effectsof HIV medications can differ in African Americans. Here's whatthey have found out so far: African Americans seem to be a bit more likely... Read more »
The Body

Visit Our Newly Updated African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center!

...also features other resources and great articles to read, including: Profiles in Courage : First-person stories from African Americans on living, loving and fighting with HIV. Movers & Shakers : Interviews from African-American... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

African-American Women Remain at Terrible Risk

...ages of 13 and 24 contract HIV. "We know that regularly testing those most at risk for HIV, and then providing antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS patients, dramatically reduces the number of people who become infected. Without treatment or... Read more »
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Money for a photo shoot

Posted by katherineD, 1 Reply
...preferable that the person has NOT modeled for an HIV medication already. Men- African America, Caucasian and Hispanic Women- African American WHAT One ad is a testimonial for Atripla, so the people in it need to be currently taking Atripla.... Read more »

new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
...Hey all, Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at... Read more »

long term non progressor

Posted by dean661, 8 Replies
I have a question for all of you beautiful people. My first test results came back and were very good. My hiv specialist asked me what my nationality was. When I told him scots irish he told me that makes sense to him. Evidently many people with a... Read more »

Looking for Real People with HIV for Photo Shoot in Atlanta

Posted by talentsoup
TalentSoup is holding an open casting call for real people, preferably those that are HIV positive. The chosen talent will be used in print advertising for an HIV drug and the ads will target health care professionals. We are looking for Caucasian,... Read more »