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negative side affects treatment against possible hiv aids

A relation of mine was mugged and bitten several times,as a preventation against possible hiv aids he was given the normal medication ATR.Now he has no energy,has large weight loss,has to lay down many times daily.What can we do to bolster his...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Symptoms due to HIV drugs vary depending on which regimen is used. Those symptoms generally reverse quickly once the meds are stopped (used for up to 4 weeks for prevention situations like you describe). There is no vitamin therapy proven to... Read more »

HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Book Gives Those Affected by HIV/AIDS an Emotional Outlet: Publication Also Raises Awareness

...who is also the state health department's coordinator for sexual health among black men who have sex with men. Diagnosed with HIV in 1997 after being infected through unprotected sex, Robertson said he refuses to remain silent and is channeling... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Affects Democratic Process in Namibia, Report Says

... HIV/AIDS is affecting the democratic process in Namibia, according to a report by the Namibian Institute for Democracy and the Institute for Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Need to Know How Evolutionary Life of Viruses Affects Evolution of Humans, Animals, Opinion Piece Says

...HIV are an acknowledgement that even with more than two dozen AIDS medications now available, that's still not enough" because HIV is "especially adept at evolving to escape drugs -- an evolutionary process that can take place in weeks and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stress, Emotional Factors Can Affect Progression of HIV/AIDS, Study Says

...expression. Researchers took into account the participants' disease stage, medications, education and other factors that could affect HIV/AIDS progression, according to O'Cleirigh. The researchers found that CD4 cells declined more slowly and... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...(who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living... Read more »

Care home for people affected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...(who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living... Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?, my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV. Read more »