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Is There Any Problem With Taking Viagra While On HIV Meds

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Viagra and HIV meds?

Are there any documented interations between Viagra and any antivirals. In particular, I've heard there could be one with Kaletra?...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Drugs that inhibit the enzymes that metabolize Viagra will increase Viagra levels and those that induce those enzymes will decrease Viagra levels. Inhibitors include Rescriptor (delavirdine) and ritonavir (which is present in Kaletra and also... Read more »

HIV meds & Viagra

A boyfriend I had in 1976 now lives in Miami, but he came back to NYC in 2004. Together we marched... Read more »

Taking Viagra with Atripla

I take Atripla for HIV. I know that this does not prevent the spread of HIV. My partner and I... Read more »
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San Francisco Health Official Asks FDA to Make Viagra Controlled Substance Because of Association With Higher STD Rates

A San Francisco public health official has petitioned FDA to make Pfizer 's anti-impotence drug Viagra a controlled substance because of studies showing an association between use of the medication and higher rates of HIV and other sexually... Read more »
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The Dangers of Using and Abusing Viagra

Once upon a time, a big American pharmaceutical company named Pfizer accidentally discovered a new treatment for erectile dysfunction -- Viagra, the little blue pill. Originally developed as a treatment for heart disease, its penile erection... Read more »
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Valley of the Dolls '98 A Look at Prozac and Viagra

Back in 1994-95, I took the antidepressant Prozac for a year. It had certain advantages. Prozac enabled me to tell the blunt, unvarnished truth. For instance, I once told a particularly formidable and irksome telephone solicitor that I'd have a lot... 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 »

Meds a Problem

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Just wanted to know is there other gay men out there that are having problems with their meds and having sexual relations? What I mean is I'm having to take meds for hiv/aids and also anemia plus the discomfort of the meds in my stomach and now for... 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 »