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Medications For HIV

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Anti-Seizure Medication and HIV

Thank you for being there for me. I was diagnosed with HIV a year ago and my numbers have been decent. They are as follows:July 2008: CD4/499, Viral Load/52900Sept 2008: CD4/497, Viral Load/42000Mar 2009: CD4/449, Viral Load/67900Up till now, I...
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
Assuming that no other ongoing illnesses or immunizations occurred, it appears that the drug could be the source of these changes. The mechanism of action of lamotrigine is not known. Given that skin rashes and other allergic/immunologic type... Read more »

Anti-seizure medication and HIV

Thank you for being there for me. I was diagnosed with HIV a year ago and my numbers have been... Read more »

Interactions between cold medications and HIV medications

If I were to develop a cold are there any cold medications that I should not take? How long should... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

No Medication for Many HIV-Positive Nevada Inmates

...health information officer with the department. "It's sad," she said. "You can't force someone to take medications. Anything like HIV medications or insulin will get filled even if [prison staff members] have to get them at a local pharmacy."... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as... Read more »
The Body

Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

...to know the possible impact of obesity on the immune systems of our HIV-infected patients. Since the availability of potent HIV medications in the mid '90s, HIV-infected persons are less often suffering from wasting; rather, they're increasingly... Read more »
The Body

Introduction: Why Do We Need a New Class of HIV Medications?

...healthy immune system despite the low-level presence of HIV. In addition, researchers are always looking for combinations of HIV medications that can contain HIV for long periods of time despite this low-level presence. Once HIV is... Read more »
Connect With Others

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
To The Body Forum users, Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations,... Read more »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story... Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative. Read more »