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Hypogonadism And Nasal Steroid Spray

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Test Positive Aware Network

Lexiva Norvasc, Procardia, and others) should be used with caution and careful monitoring. Lexiva can lower methadone concentrations. A dose adjustment of Mycobutin (rifabutin) will be needed when used in combination with Lexiva. Steroids, such as Decadron, may decrease levels of Lexiva. Increased levels of the inhaled and nasal sprays with fluticasone, a steroid for asthma or allergies (found in Advair, Flonase, and Flovent) can occur with...
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HIV transmission through nasal spray

An HIV positive friend used my nasal spray a couple of days ago. And I used it the next morning - having forgotten that he used it. I'm very concerned. I don't know if there was blood on there, cause I didn't look at the tip before using. There was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...outside the body. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. But do advise your positively charged buddy he needs to buy his own nose spray.Happy Holidays.Dr. Bob Read more »

iatrogenic hypogonadism from anabolic steriods

Could you comment on iatrogenic hypogonadism that follows with the use of anabolic steriods. Are there long term effects and would you be reluctant to prescribe anabolic steriods for mild weight loss if someone is eugonadal (assume the person eats...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Yes, I would be reluctant to prescribe steroids for mild weight loss in HIV because, in my experience, the gonads do not return. In HIV negative weight lifters who abuse anabolics, Read more »

Any risk from sharing nasal spray

Do you think there is any chance of transmission from sharing nasal spray with someone whose HIV status you don't know? I did it just once, but right after he had used the nasal spray in his nose.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Since there have been no cases of HIV transmission linked to any type of nasal discharges or secretions, realistically speaking, you would not be at risk of infection for HIV by sharing nasal spray. But Read more »

Medical nasal spray in clinical trial to flush out HIV

Recently, I saw a report on TV about a clinical trial testing a nasal spray containing (I believe) a protein that can "flush out" the HIV virus from reservoirs in the body (lymph nodes, etc.). The report said that the medication in the spray was...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Here is the link to coverage of the article. The spray is peptide T. The data is very preliminary and years away from fruition (if ever). This notion of immune system purging in conjunction Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...levels of trazodone can occur with Rescriptor and therefore should be used with caution. Increased levels of the inhaled and nasal sprays that contain fluticasone, a steroid for asthma or allergies (found in Advair, Flonase, and Flovent) can... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...should not exceed 10 mg Cialis or 2.5 mg Levitra per 72 hours, or 25 mg Viagra per 48 hours. Increased levels of the inhaled and nasal sprays with fluticasone, a steroid for asthma or allergies (found in Advair, Flonase, and Flovent), can occur... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...curd-like vaginal discharge HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat Antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, and foods high in sugars or starches (breads, pastas, and alcohol) all promote the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...vaccination for people with HIV. They are considered to be safe and effective. However, people with HIV should not use "FluMist" nose spray flu vaccine because it contains live virus. If your CD4 cell count is very low, vaccines might not... Read more »
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Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
Hello.. I work at a gym and one of our members lost thier card... I checked to see if they had thrown it in the trash..that happens for some reason..and I felt myself bet stuck by something.. I looked through the trash to see if it was a syringe and... Read more »

Post nasal drip??..paranoid

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Symptoms (if a person ever does have them) of early HIV infection can vary by degree, and by person. But one I ran accross was post nasal drip??!!! For the past week or so, I've had this, or what I think this is anyway! Sore throat on one side... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...mes con la creencia definitiva de que estoy desarrollando El Sida. Un amigo me dijo que mi gripe de cerca de un mes, congestin nasal ya de dos semanas que no me deja respirar por la nariz y consecuente boca reseca, y un persistente dolor de... Read more »

Coryza (runny nose), cough, or nasal congestion

Posted by Anonymous
...transient truncal rash. Headache, photophobia, and other symptoms suggestive of aseptic meningitis may occur. Coryza, cough, or nasal congestion would help distinguish respiratory virus infection from ARS." Thus cough and nasal problems are NOT... Read more »