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Is There Any Problem With Taking Simvastatin While On HIV Meds

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Viracept

... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not
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Calcium Supplements with HIV Meds

I am a treatment experienced HIV positive 45 year old male. I have recently been diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) in both hips. Although my doctor says there is really no medication that can help the AVN, I have begun taking additional...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The calcium should not be a problem but you have the potential for a major interaction with Vytorin and Norvir. Vytorin is a combination of Zocor (simvastatin) and Read more »

Arthritus type symptoms

Hello, and thanks for all your helpful work and advice. I'm 54 years old, on Norvir, Reyataz and Truvada and also Zetia and Simvastatin for cholesterol. Recently I have developed an arthritis symptom which I can only relate to a condition called...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Pain localized to the finger joints as you describe would rarely be due to any of your HIV Medications and most likely relates to a non-HIV condition. I often refer patients with joint problems to a rheumatologist to Read more »

too many health problems cropping up

Hello there,I was diagnosed in February 2009 and have most likely been HIV+ for 3 years. My CD4 is 830, compared to 700 in February and viral load remains at 4000. I am not taking ARV medication. The past year however has been a catalogue of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ill-health"? That's perhaps being a bit melodramatic, don't cha think? With a CD4 count of 830 (in the normal range) and a very low HIV plasma viral load of 4000, I do not believe any of your current health complaints are HIV related. Your... Read more »

hiv meds and kidney problems

I have been on meds for 5yrs. It has been changed going on three times now. The first time, I was on Reyataz, Norvir, and Truvada, but started having kidney stones every three months after three years of taking it. Then I was switched to Atripla,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...very small so the recommendation to switch to it is very reasonable (always use common sense and if having problems call your HIV doc). The warning about abacavir sound scary but it is a well tolerated drug in the majority of patients who are HLA... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Ongoing Safety Review of High-Dose Zocor (Simvastatin) and Increased Risk of Muscle Injury

...not use simvastatin with these medications: Itraconazole Ketoconazole Erythromycin Clarithromycin Telithromycin HIV protease inhibitors Nefazodone Do not use more than 10mg of simvastatin with these medications : ... Read more »
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Rescriptor

...complete potential side effects and interactions. Doctor Rescriptor (delavirdine) was approved for the treatment of HIV infection in 1997. The dosing regimen of this antiretroviral is a good example of the large number of pills that had... Read more »
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Aptivus

...protease inhibitors -- makes this a tricky drug to balance in a regimen, especially for salvage patients already on a host of other meds. -- Jeff Taylor Got a comment on this article? Write to us at publications@tpan.com . Read more »
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Norvir

... Common Name: ritonavir Brand Name: Norvir Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: New 100 mg tablets that don't require refrigeration became available as PA went to Read more »
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Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...author, a family practice physician in Washington, DC, reviews the evidence that has led him to the conclusion that the HIV=AIDS hypothesis is fundamentally flawed. Disagreement about HIV's role in causing AIDS has been curiously absent from... 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 »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...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? Thanks! Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »