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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS)...
Ask the Experts

Enbrel and HIV

I have just tested positive for HIV. I was wondering how my current treatment of psoriasis with enbrel might change? Will i have to give enbrel up? Enbrel has worked really well for me and has improved my quality of life, I just dont want to go back...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Enbrel can often be continued even in the setting of HIV infection. Your HIV status (CD4 count, symptoms) weigh in on the decision whether the Enbrel can be continued and what if any Read more »

Initiation of therapy in HIV/HCV conifection.

I had a + HCV serology in July and at that time had blood drawn for a PCR, which came back +ve. I was only informed in November and not by my doctor but by a public health nurse. When I called for an urgent appointment I was scheduled 5 weeks later....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...more effective. If you have no disease, it may be reasonable to wait.I am also happy to know that you are doing well with your HIV medications. There is some information that suggests that suppression of HIV is also helpful to the liver. Read more »

Stopped ART while on TB Rx

Hi,I was started on Combivir and Sustiva at the same time as TB Rx. about 2 weeks in, my doctor stopped the ART. I had taken my morning dose of Combivir and then that evening did not take any ARVs nor have I taken any ARVs since then. It is now...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...due to the long half life of Sustiva, which can last beyond the half life of the other drugs in the blood. For this reason, HIV clinicians now advise their patients to stop a Sustiva or nevirapine containing regimen by first stopping the NVP or... Read more »

Dr. Advise...stopping treatment

I am seeing a new Dr. and he is recommending that I go off of my meds. I have been poz for 20 years and never had a cd4 below 700 or replications above 30k, never sick. I have been on AZT/Hivid/Viramune for about 9 years. He seems to think that I...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...in order to fully understand your situation. However, in general terms there is a considerable amount of experience stopping therapy with close observation in those that have never had low CD4 cells. Consequently, stopping and monitoring is a... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at times), and my viral load has been undetectable. My HIV treatment has always been without complications, until February 99 when I suddenly started with acute pain on my... Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...SPACE AND TIME SLOTS ARE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. To sign up for this study, please visit our website link at www.rx.estyle.biz or call us toll free at 1-877-685-2239 Thank you in advance for your taking the time to review our... Read more »

Good Rx

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 6 Replies
One of the wisest men who ever lived, King Solomon, wrote: A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. This past weekend, I made a deliberate effort to choose to be happy. I did not muse over disappointments, I... Read more »

Starting over

Posted by Ronnie, 4 Replies
...LIfe with HIV has taken its toll on me. My relationship is still a mess, I'm terribly depressed and I've gone through two rounds of Shingles Read more »