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Is There Any Problem With Taking Xanax 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 »

Marinol and Xanax

Is it safe for me to consume marinol and xanax together? Safe meaning will it kill me and cause me to stop breathing? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Safety of those drug together depends on a number of factors including which HIV medications you are taking, the actual doses of the medications, what other non-HIV meds you are taking, what other health problems you have, and whether you... 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
If you have developed significant kidney problems while taking tenofovir then a switch to an abacavir based regimen often makes sense. If you are HLA B5701 negative then the risk for a serious hypersensitivity reaction from abacavir is very small so... Read more »

Recently I've diagnosed HIV positive, and has not taking any med yet

Hi Dr. Pierone,Thanks for answering my questions. My name is Joe,Male, Age: 33 Year old, Weight: 240 lbs, Height: 6.1. I have been diagnosed HIV positive since October 2005. On that time, my viral load was 5,000. Today, January 2006, I got blod...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. The viral load test is quite low off therapy and this is certainly good news. You did not mention the CD4 count, but I assume it is high or normal. Positive lifestyle behaviors are linked to lower viral load readings... 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 »

xanax

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started taking xanax about 4 months ago because I couldn't
handle knowing that I had a known exposure to hiv and hepc
I am taking about five purple footballs a day. I know it's not
good to turn to drugs for your problems but I quit drinking
and felt... 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 »