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Is Taking HIV Meds Every Other Day Bad

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bad day with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Yesterday was one of the worst I have had since being diagnosed three years ago. All summer, I have been struggling with muscle pain and fatigue. Doc has concluded that it is caused by AZT, so we are switching that out.

I changed meds a month ago... Read more »

bad Dreams - and NOT even on friggin meds yet !

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
hello from the far east . Recently i have been having weird dreams, not nightmares, but just really vivid dreams. Lat night they were about my school days, like a re union with all my old mates. The it suddenly changed to me being selected for the... Read more »

good days/bad days

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Well here goes! I ve slept with three women in 4 years. Two of which were 12 months ago when my long term girlfriend and I split up. I developed a thrush condition which cleared up after appropriate treatment. However like many other people on here... Read more »

Bad Day

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Today was a very, very bad day. The only thing that set me off was that my 'friend' has not responded to my inquiry of his HIV status in well over a week, along with the only thing I have remotely even been able to talk myself into possibly being a... Read more »

bad day

Posted by planonstaying, 1 Reply
So, i have herpes
I had an outbreak when i was sick with acute hiv
It sucked
I normally only get 2 or 3 a yr and I feel a bit run down for a couple days when i get one
I am having my first outbreak since i started feeling better. I feel so... Read more »
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taking no hiv meds

I am hiv positive and havebeen for a little over 1 year now.For the past year i have been on no hiv meds by my choice. My doctor isnot very happy by my decision. For the most part i have been in good health but have no energy as of late. How will i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Out of Gas in Tennessee,When you say you've been positive for a little over a year now, I'm assuming that's when you got your first positive test, not when you contracted the virus. Correct? Why would I make that assumption?... Read more »

my cousins meds bad reaction

my almost 40 year-old brazilian cousin[will be 40 in february] was diagnosed with hiv in may 2006, cd4 216 VL 136.000 .he had no sympthoms since then except for herpes zooster which made him go through an HIV blood test. he was completed healed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
He likely has a high bilirubin level due to the atazanavir. perhpas 5% of patients on atazanavir develop a high level that is noticealbe and leads to consideration of changing the atazanavir to another drug (such as efavirenz or Kaletra or... Read more »

Scared of Meds due to being sick w/meds, but not sick when not taking meds.

I was taking HIV med once a day and I was sick for about a 1-1/2 yrs then decided to stop taking them and all the sudden I am back on my feet and doing great and now I am scared to take them again, cause I don't want to be sick again. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting. Your apprehension about medications as understanding. It's not unusual to be constantly sick for medications. Older generations of HIV medications did cause lots of side effects. Current medications generally... Read more »

Missed 1 day of meds and 5 days when hospitalized

I can not tellyou how, but one morning I realized that I had missed the day before med's totally. I nearly paniced and got depressed. I am taking Prezista, Truvada and Norvir. This was about 6 weeks ago. then just recently I was hospitalized...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear BonkerzTX,It is a good thing that you are so on top of your meds. A single missed day as ocurred 6 weeks ago in the setting of otherwise excellent adherence is nothing to worry about. The miss during surgery is not preventable. If there... Read more »
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