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Melatonin And Hiv

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HIV and melatonin

I was diagnosed with HIV in August of this year and have been on Atripla. Doing well with it other than some insomnia problems. I was considering taking melatonin, but the bottle states not to use if you have an auto immune disease. Wouldn't...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
OK in my experience to try to use melatonon (often 2.5-5 mg) to see if it helps you sleep while taking Atripla. KH... Read more »

are there any negative interaction between hiv meds and melatonin?

i am on a regimen of trivizir since apr/02 and viramune jul/03.. ever since i started taking... Read more »

Is melatonin safe for HIV positive people?

Dear Doc,I noticed that the label on my over-the-counter melatonin advises against anyone with an... Read more »
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melatonin use

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is a great site! I was wondering if taking melatonin (for sleep) is OK for poz individuals? I ordered a bottle but when it arrived the label said do not use if you have auto-immune disease! Anybody know about this?? Thanx and keep up the great... Read more »

HSV-2 alone? Or HIV and HSV-2 Co-infection?

Posted by Afra1d, 1 Reply
I'll try to make this as brief as possible but I'm scared and desperate and basically going insane... :(

Jan 24th - Unprotected sex with a woman I know small amount of oral but a lot of fingering.
Jan 25th - Took two mollies and drank alcohol along... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm experiencing fatigue and have stopped caffeine months ago to help rid insomnia. Does anyone know any natural remedies which works that I might try?


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Sleep problems.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a bit frustrated. Make that VERY frustrated. I've known about my HIV status for 16 years and my t-cells dipped to 60. My condition has significantly improved since the advent of protease inhibitors. I'm on AZT, Crixivan and Epivir.

I've had... Read more »