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Indocin And Human Immunodeficiency Virus Meds

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What Is HIV?

...we're here for. Use this page as a starting point for learning everything you need to know about HIV. Let's start with the basics . HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." How Do You Get HIV? Meet the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) You can get HIV through unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other equipment used to inject drugs. Who Gets HIV? Anybody can get HIV . HIV is a virus; once it gets into...
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Depression Meds With HIV Meds

I was diagnosed with HIV in 2008, but pretty sure I was infected in 2001. I haven't started HIV meds yet due to good numbers. I've been thinking I should start a depression med to deal with depression and anxiety--sometimes I get very bad panic...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
As with all medication issues you should collaborate closely with your physician. It sounds like your anxiety is really interfering with your quality of life. I have had many clients who greatly benefited from Cymbalta and careful monitoring... Read more »

Follow-up To Depression Meds With HIV Meds

In your response about using Cymbalta with Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir, you said to make sure to not drink alcohol with Cymbalta as it could cause issues with the liver. Is Cymbalta harder on the liver than other depression meds? Or, would you...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...effects of the various mood-elevating drugs are well-known and controlled. I think it's safe to say that many, if not most, HIV positive persons take (and benefit from!) an anti-depressant without complications. These drugs are widely... Read more »

Can HIV meds mutate the virus so that it is undetectable on tests?

I just wondered if there have been any cases of someone testing repeatedly negative on antibody and PCR and bdna tests because their virus was a wierd strain or perhaps was a mutated form of the virus due to exposure to HIV Meds? I know this is...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not that I am aware of. Read more »

HIV meds & Anti-Inflammitory med

Hello,I've been taking Atripla for almost 18 months now. Also, I have been having lower back pain and my PCP perscribed Diclofenac Sodium 100mg. I took the perscription meds for 11 day becasue the PHx instructions said that the medication shouldn't...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Short term use of diclofenac should be OK with Atripla both from side effect and effectiveness standpoint. KH Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Hiv+ for 20yrs/No meds having night sweats/rash

Posted by ajpooboy, 5 Replies
...I am a white male Nordic background and have never been sick.I have never been on Meds ever. Been Poz for 20+ yrs but now am having night sweats/day sweats and have developed a rash all over my body. Mt CD4 has always Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »