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How Long Does Sustiva Stay In Your Body

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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

No researcher has suggested that people with lipo should stop taking ART. What Causes Lipo? We do not know what causes lipo. There are different causes for fat loss and fat gain. Fat Loss Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and stavudine (Zerit, d4T) are linked to fat loss. Efavirenz (Sustiva) may also contribute. Fat Gain One theory is that protease inhibitors interfere with the body's processing of fat. However, some patients who have never...
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how long does the virus stay in a body before the first signal

how long will the virus stay in ur body before you will start seeing the signs and also what are the first signa....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
HIV infection may not have evident signs for many years. It is a good idea to be tested if you are concerned. Be well.... Read more »

How long can HIV in vaginal fluid stay alive outside the body on your fingers?

I would to ask you if someone has touched small quantity of HIV+ vaginal fluid and after a while his fingers have dried out, is it considered for HIV to be dead? How long could stay alive outside the body?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,As this is a hypothetical situation let me address all the pieces going on here.Once fluid carrying HIV dries, the HIV in that fluid is absolutely dead. HIV can't live outside the body, so once it's in the open air... Read more »

how long can hiv stay dormant in the body?

my exboyfriend just informed me that he is hiv+ we were together for 1 1/2 yrs and never used protection of any kind. I got a hiv test done and it came back negative. I heard it was possible that i have it, but it dormant in my body. Is this true?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The first thing you need to do is start using protection when you have sex. This protects you and others from further spread of HIV infection. You can repeat the test as much as you like, but the test does not protect you from infection.When someone... Read more »

How long do you need to stay on testosterone replacement?

I am taking androgel for low testosterone. Basically I am wondering will my body ever start producing enough testosterone on its own or will I have to continue taking Adrogel....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
There are few details given, such as why you began the androgel, what your T cells are up to, etc. Generally the use of exogenous testosterone (gel, pills, injections, etc.) can cause a decrease in indogenous (from your body) production of the... Read more »
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Are you a long term Sustiva/Truvada user

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
I am curious about the long term effects of these medicines from actual users. I read the pamphlets and what doctors "claim" but I wanted some feedback from actual users
Thanks for responding ;) Read more »

sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello everyone!! I am a 36 year old man who has been HIV + for about 12 years. I have
been on long term "cocktail therapy" (Crixivan /Combivir) for almost 3 years. My CD4
counts have risen from an all time low of 65 to... Read more »

OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
I took my first sustiva (once daily) pill about 6 hours ago and I'm finally concious enough to walk around. Please tell me that those side effects go away. That was pretty bad.

No dreams just any waking moments were like... like... I have no idea... Read more »

About to start meds need advice please..Sustiva/Tr

Posted by HudsonJet, 3 Replies
I'm newly diagnosed positve (last week) and scared to death to say the least. My t-cell count was 248 (awaiting viral load results) My Doc suggested that he might start me on Sustiva and Truvada and I was wondering what anyone knew of these drugs... Read more »