Methamphetamine And Hiv Meds
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Psychotherapist and AuthorI am very concerned that you are self medicating with crystal meth. You need a specialized drug treatment program to help you stop taking it. Until you are off of the crystal there is no way to accurately access the extent of whatever... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,You were (are?) a clinical research coordinator??? Yikes! (Damn good thing you are only coordinating and not designing clinical studies!)"Any nurse or clinician knows CMA like other stimulants causes spikes in CD4 T-cell... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineGood drug interaction data is lacking. Stocrine (efavirenz) is metabolized in the liver so there is a chance for an adverse drug interaction between either the efavirenz and/or crystal meth or GHB (liquid ectasy). There are scattered reports of... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,What do I know about Isentress (raltegravir)?? Well, I know it quite well. In fact, I just swallowed one!Isentress is indeed an inhibitor of the HIV-1 integrase enzyme. This is a novel new mechanism of action for antiretroviral agents. It is... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have been reading a lot lately about the many of us who became positive after a night of partying (mostly on CM) although I am sure there are many other party drugs that would take you there.
In my case, I was over 40 when I started. Never did... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHello. I have known of my positive status for two years now. I was put on Epivir, Viread, and Sustiva in February of 2004. My labs are good, and I feel great, as my viral load is almost undetectable. This summer I have had some problems with... Read more »
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has anyone experienced drugs like ecstasy, coke or ketamine while on HIV meds. Is this affecting the treatment ???
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Posted by dj1979, 1 ReplyI have a problem. I have been HIV+ for about 2 1/2 years, started on meds in Jan. this year due to falling CD4 (down to 227). Have had to make a couple med changes, currently on Combivir and Kaletra.
About a month ago I got a boil (or abscess, or... Read more »
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