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How Does Alcohol Affect Hiv Progression

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Effect of alcohol on efficacy of HIV meds &on disease progression

I have AIDS. I have not had alcohol since my diagnosis 8 months ago, at which time I began taking HEART meds. Would it be okay to have one glass of wine with dinner every 2-4 weeks? Even if the risks to my health are low w/ 1-2 glasses a month, what...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Drinking too much alcohol can weaken your immune system, which means that you will have a harder time fighting off AIDS-related infections. A weaker immune system also increases the chance that you will experience side effects from your HIV... Read more »

Alcohol consuption and Aids progression

I'm wondering how alcohol may affect the progression of Aids. I just found out Ihave Aids and... Read more »

Alcohol affects hiv test? (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2010)

i had 2 hiv tests after 4.5 months and it was neg. it was a 4th gen test. the day before test i... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Longitudinal Association of Alcohol Use With HIV Disease Progression and Psychological Health of Women With HIV

The association of alcohol consumption and depression, and their effects on HIV disease progression among women with HIV, were the subjects of the current study. The participants were 871 HIV-positive women recruited in four U.S. cities between 1993... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol Consumption and HIV Disease Progression

The authors prospectively assessed the association between HIV patients' alcohol consumption and laboratory markers of HIV disease progression. Between 1997 and 2003, 595 HIV patients with alcohol problems were recruited, and researchers assessed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Epidemics Negatively Affecting Development Progress of African, Former Soviet Union Nations, Report Says

HIV/AIDS has contributed to major reversals in human development in sub-Saharan Africa and some of the former Soviet Union republics, according to the Human Development Report 2005 released on Wednesday by the U.N. Development Programme , the Los... Read more »
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Trial Suggests Statin May Affect Markers Associated With Progression of HIV

A recent multicenter clinical trial of atorvastatin, a type of cholesterol-lowering drug, found that although the drug did not inhibit plasma HIV RNA levels, it did inhibit expression of cellular markers of immune activation and inflammation in... Read more »
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Alcohols effect on progression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello,
I am 27 and I was just diagnosed positive on March 4 of this year. I am trying to educate myself as much as possible and I have been reading a great deal about nutrition and it's effect on the progression of the disease. I, however, have not... Read more »

Alcohol and HIV

Posted by wonderbread, 2 Replies
Hey all! I have been posative for about twenty months now. I am not taking any med yet but was wondering about alcohol. Some time I like to come home and a few beer after work or with friends on friday night but have been noticing that over the last... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or with... Read more »

PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)

Posted by Ron31
Greetings! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an online support group for others affected by PML personally or with... Read more »