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Hiv Meds And Dermatology

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dermatology question /facial bumps

I've got a quick question regarding a dermatology problem I have but no one seems to really have an answer for -- seems the doctors all prescribe different creams and say different things. On my forehead, sometimes I get small bumps ALL over....
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Skin problems are generally a bit more common in patients with HIV, and the types of problems vary to some extent with the degree of immunosuppression. Patients with lower CD4+ counts, especially if not on antiretroviral therapy, tend to have more... Read more »

Dermatology and ADAP and Horomones, "oh my!"

Hello Body Staff, I have been bouncing around this ball for a while and writing in hopes to... Read more »

new hiv med Raltegravir looks good and is the future of hiv meds

Dr Bob, l read there is a new hiv drug on the market which is early in its stage called raltegravir... Read more »
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U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction The prevalence of skin disorders in AIDS patients treated in the palliative care setting is exceptionally high. Unfortunately, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of skin diseases in both HIV and AIDS can be an especially... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Skin Disease Patterns Among HIV-Positive People

A study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examines patterns of skin disease among HIV-positive people, Reuters Health reports. Pedro Queiroz Zancanaro of the Universidade de Brasilia and... Read more »
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New Health Plan? 5 Tips on How to Get Your HIV Meds on Time

If getting your HIV medications on time through your new health insurance plan worries you, you may have to take a more active role in making sure you get your meds into your hands. With many people in the U.S. changing to new plans under the... Read more »
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The New Black Market: Selling HIV Meds for Cash

There's a new drug trade in town: selling HIV medications. In Washington Heights, a Manhattan neighborhood, officials are seeing a growing number of HIV-positive individuals selling their meds. This growing trend of trading health for much-needed... Read more »
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HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello. I have known of my positive status for two years now. I was put on Epivir, Viread, and Sustiva in February of 2004. My labs are good, and I feel great, as my viral load is almost undetectable. This summer I have had some problems with... Read more »

hiv meds and "sreet" drugs

Posted by Anonymous
hi

has anyone experienced drugs like ecstasy, coke or ketamine while on HIV meds. Is this affecting the treatment ???

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Question re: boils - meds or HIV related?

Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
I have a problem. I have been HIV+ for about 2 1/2 years, started on meds in Jan. this year due to falling CD4 (down to 227). Have had to make a couple med changes, currently on Combivir and Kaletra.

About a month ago I got a boil (or abscess, or... Read more »

Travelling with HIV Meds

Posted by jon_yvr, 6 Replies
I am on 6 meds and I'm going the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy for a month. I'll be carrying alot of bottles. Has anyone had any experience taking medications through customs in these countries? Any suggestions for what I should do: try to... Read more »