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How Long Does It Take Megace Es To Start Working

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Atripla and Megace effects on testosterone levels

Greetings Dr. Keith Henry,I was diagnosed HIV+ little less than a year now. When I was diagnosed, my doctor immediately put me on ATRIPLA; my VL was greater than 60k and CD4 was 184. Now my VL is 183 and CD4 is 417. The point that I am trying to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Atripla has not been shown to decrease testosterone levels. The rate of low testosterone levels seems higher in HIV+ persons off or on treatment for their HIV. Megace does not increase testosterone levels and in fact can decrease levels, increases... Read more »

Just started meds, any idea how long they'll work?

Just tested positive last month, vl 32000 (taken a few days after a flu shot) cd4 82 - other than... Read more »

How Long For Diarrhea Treatments To Start Working?

Hello Dr., I've had chronic diarrhea for a while now and have tried several things to make it... Read more »
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To Start, or Not to Start?

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my brain started working after I think

Posted by dumbdumbme, 1 Reply
You see, I got education and all the stuff I need about HIV/AIDS.
And guess what I thought about it?
"Nah, won't be me." or "Meh, that's so not me"
But guess what?
It actually matters
So you see, I was a virgin, when this happened, and I told my partner... Read more »

How long were you poz before you started treatment

Posted by pogi12, 10 Replies

First of all I would like to say thank you to anyone taking the time to read this and any responses would be much, much appreciated.

I was recently diagnosed HIV positive within the last year. I don't know what my T-cell counts are or my viral... Read more »

To start or not to start.........

Posted by ameoli, 3 Replies
Hello all ~

Brand new member here. My father was diagnosed just over a year ago, and has not yet started meds. Within that time he moved to another city, and found a new doc. The first doc told him to wait as long as possible before starting meds,... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »