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Is There Any Problem With Taking Famvir While On HIV Meds

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Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms...
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Problem Taking My Meds

Dear Doc. I'm not sure whats wrong with me, Since 1994 I was tested positive for the hiv virus. I'ts now 2003 and I have full blown aids, I can't for the life of me, take the meds. I'm on Kaletra and trizavir, For years its been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Side effects of medications are a common problem in the managment of therapy.There are a ton of tips, tricks and methods to minimize side effects of therapy-- when are you taking your medications? Are you taking them with meals? What type of food-... Read more »

Famvir and antibody testing

Hi Dr. BobI have scoured the archives to look for an answer to my question but could not find one to match. I see where you posted that Valtrex did not affect antibody testing but I would like to know if daily dosing of 1000mg of Famvir would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Famvir like Valtrex will not affect the results of HIV-antibody tests. Your negative tests out to six months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Do you need PCR testing? No, of course not.Stop worrying and start... Read more »

HSV-1 shedding everyday - not responding to Famvir

I remember having cold sores on my lips as a child - which is an indication of HSV1/oral herpes infection. I stopped getting cold sores around age 10 - which is an indication that my immune system controlled the HSV1 virus. I became infected with...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
Although this is something that is causing you considerable concern, it is not clear that your symptoms are due to HSV at all. The test at the county health department simply confirmed that you have been infected with HSV at some time in your life,... Read more »

taking famvir w/ wellbutrin

Is it safe to use Famivir and Wellbutrin at diffrent times in a day? Will any of these medication lose it potancy if use in a 24 hour day. As well, is there such a thing as an injectable Famvir medication that treats genital herpes in 24 hours....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There is no recognized adverse interaction between Famvir and Wellbutrin. Using them on the same day should not affect the potency of either medication.I do not know of an injectable form of Famvir.... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
I'm traveling to 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?... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

CONSTIPATION ISSUES ON MEDS TAKING

Posted by Jet, 3 Replies
Recently a toxoplasma infection got me admitted to the hospital and the test result of my blood came HIV+.(First time with a CD4 COF 130.oN MY DISCHARGE DAY,i was pricribed Adiazine,daraprim,Losec,leucovorin and dexametozone which till now is... Read more »