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Is Ethambutol Contraindicated In Hiv

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Shorter Duration of TB-Prevention Therapy Including Ethambutol May Be Effective, Study Suggests

Below is the transcript of a press conference held at CROI 2010 on Feb. 18, featuring Soumya Swaminathan, M.D., of the Tuberculosis Research Center in Chennai, India. She discussed the outcome of a trial comparing a six-month course of tuberculosis... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Brief Update on the Treatment of Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC Disease)

Several recent studies have produced important information on the optimalmanagement of MAC disease in patients with HIV infection. Currently,clarithromycin at a dose of 500 mg twice daily is the cornerstone of therapy,though azithromycin at a dose... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Incarcerated Women

HIV infection among incarcerated women has become a hidden epidemic in the United States. Factors that contribute to this epidemic include an increase of over 500% in the absolute number of women incarcerated in 1999 compared to 1980, and a higher... Read more »
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IS being HIV+ a contraindication to qualify for gastric bypass?

I'm HIV+ 11yrs now and doing great! CD4 700s/viral load 100 or less consistently for 5 years. My problem has been depression (HIV resulted from a workplace injury)has led me to gain over 100lbs since I've beeen pos.After years of psych....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are doing well HIV wise as you indicate then there is no reason from the HIV perspective to believe that your benefit from the surgery and side effect risk would be much different than the standard patient. I would clear many of my HIV+... Read more »

Any contraindications for Adderall if HIV-positive?

I've recently been diagnosed with ADD. I've had thesymptoms for long before becoming HIV+. I've beenpresribed Adderall, and it really seems to help (30mg/day). It's definitely improved by quality oflife and ability to manage...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Dear StevenI am not a physician therefore am not qualified to answer your question. Please resubmit it to The Body's medical expert.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »

Co-administration and contraindications of EDTA and HIV medications.

Dr. Henry,Thank you for your prompt response, last night, Feb, 28th, on my inquiry of alternative treatments for experienced HIV patients who suffer with cardiovascular side effects, but it appears that you 'skirt' around many of my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen no data regarding the safe use of EDTA in HIV + patients so I cannot comment further. Before responding to your question previously I reviewed several discussions on the topic of EDTA chelation therapy (including the one reproduced... Read more »

COPD restricts my exercise regimen- is hgh contraindicated for my lypoatrophy?

I have been living with HIV since 1985. I was dx with AIDS in 1996. My current drug regimen includes lamivudine, stavudine, nelfinavir and saquinavir. In the past 10 months I have lost a great deal of subcutaneous fat that once helped define my...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
First I would say that I am surprised that recombinant human growth hormone would be recommended for lipoatrophy (loss of fat). While COPD-related issues of muscle wasting might benefit from an anabolic medication, it is unlikely that you would... Read more »
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