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Is There Any Problem With Taking Selenium While On HIV Meds

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and fighting HIV. It's best to report these symptoms to your health care provider to determine if they are a side effect of treatment or a symptom of...
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Zinc and selenium ok?

I'm on Didanosine 250mg, Retrovir 100mg, Invirase 500mg, Valtrex 1gm, and Viread 300mg. Someone suggested benefits of taking zinc and selenium. Will these have a negitive interaction with my meds?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...There is no problem taking Zinc and selenium and some studies have suggested a benefit from selenium for persons with HIV. The larger question is how did you end up on such a peculiar HIV regimen? It is like a funky post-modern multi-media... Read more »

Herbes & Vitamines - Pre Hiv Meds

Let me begin by saying thank you very much for all the great work you people do - Thank you!I was diagnosed positive in January 2006 (most likely infected in September 2006 in serious car accident)I have not yet began any HIV medication. I have been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...care of-- preventive vaccinations, diet, exercise, smoking, safe sex and drugs, etc. Make sure that you've got an experienced HIV care provider-- get periodic monitoring of your CD4 count, viral load and get a baseline HIV drug resistance test.I... Read more »

Newly diagnosed VL and CD4 counts

Hi! I have been diagnosed HIV+ at the end of July 2007. The test showed a VL of 37476, CD4 Count of 341 and CD% of 23.8%All other blood tests showed no problems (all within normal healthy persons ranges) and liver/kidney fuction tests at normal. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
... Worrying does not solve anything (if it did, we would be a fairly problem-free world). I would strongly consider starting HIV meds if the CD4 cell count is confirmed. A normal CD4 is around 1000. So, you are running about at a third of... Read more »

Managing the S/E of HIV treatment

My sister has recently been diagnosed with HIV. Her CD4 count is 189. The protocol in South Africa requires that a patient is started on ART when the CD4 falls below 200. She had recently been started on a regimen of Zidovudine, Lamivudine and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...would generally be more often due to the efavirenz than zidovudine. Often efforts are made to treat through the rashes/skin problems seen with efavirenz,. Nevirapine is not an attractive option as an alternative to efavirenz (usually would... Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...taking for other conditions. Aaron E, Levine AB. Gynecologic care and family planning for HIV-infected women. (Aug, 2005) AIDS Reader 15(8):420-423,426-428. Ameli N, Bacchetti P, Morrow RA, Hessol NA, Wilkin T, Young M, Cohen M, Minkoff H,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...(CNS) problems include depression and problems with sleeping, balance, walking, thinking, and memory. In the early years of AIDS these were all called "HIV-Associated Dementia." However, a broader range of problems is showing up at present. This... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...their viral load is high), eventually their immune system will weaken to the point that they may develop life-threatening health problems. If you're newly diagnosed, it can also be incredibly beneficial if you seek out support, get help from... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...these metabolic changes,including HIV or the HIV drugs. Although you cannot see these changes, they cancause serious long-term health problems. High lipid levels: High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol andtriglycerides can increase... Read more »
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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 Read more »

COMO SE TRANSMITE EL HIV?

Posted by Janis, 1 Reply
...COMO SE TRANSMITE EL HIV? La infeccin por HIV se produce a travs de tres nicas vas de transmisin: * TRANSMISION SEXUAL * TRANSMISION SANGUINEA * TRANSMISION Read more »

Se puede viajar con medicacin para HIV a EE.UU.?

Posted by FredCba, 1 Reply
...diciembre de 2000 ingres a EE.UU. para visitar amigos y tena pnico de que descubrieran en mi bolso de mano la medicacin para el HIV que llevaba para todo el mes. Nada sucedi afortunadamente. Ahora que los controles en los aeropuertos son tan... Read more »

Several health problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been diagnosed with Aids 2 years and a half. Since then many things have been going wrong, kidney stones,hip necrosis,skin problems,severe vertigo,etc. Read more »