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Is There Any Problem With Taking Prednisone While On HIV Meds

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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 »

How to raise T-cell when using prednisone

My son, who has AIDS, is taking prednisone to control brain inflamation,prednisone is lowering his T-cell count to 100 or less, how can the inflamation be controled without lowering his T-cell count? Does lower T-cell count reduce mortality?Thank...
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
I assume he is also taking either HIV meds or antibiotics to help with the underlying problem that is causing the inflammation. Although you are correct that in the short term CD4 count may be negatively affected by steroids, there are no better... Read more »

Just starting Prednisone

I was diagnosed with HIV and HBV two years ago. My recent blood test revealed a blood platelet count of 7 and my GP started me on 50MG of Prednisone today to combat this. My current T-Cell count is holding at 570. Due to the viriliant strain of the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Low platelet count is a problem for some people with HIV infection and your count of 7 is dangerously low. I agree with prednisone. The cause can be that your body is making antibodies against your own platelets. This happens because HIV screws... Read more »

Spinal Tap -prednisone, Benadryle and HIV meds

Hi-I think I was eather bitgtne or stung by something on my scalp , I have experianced the following symptomsd:first itchy scalp in 1 area, then heasd pain on riht side of head, then stiff neck on right side,facial numbness and tingling again on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Brief use of the benadryl and prednisone should be OK with your HIV meds. KH... 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 »