Mood Altering Drug Associated With Hiv

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Smoking and HIV

... The use of the smoking cessation drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (buproprion) carry a risk of changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility, and suicidal thoughts. Some people also get help in quitting smoking by: altering the routines that encourage them to smoke getting support to reduce outside factors like stress that encourage them to smoke participating in motivational groups Some people have good success with alternative...
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Chronic fatigue and HIV (CAUSES OF HIV-ASSOCIATED FATIGUE, 2010) (PROVIGIL, 2010)

I tested poz Jan. 97 and have been and remain "HIV+ asyptomatic". However, as time has progressed, as I've aged (I'm 46 years old now), and as I've had to add medications to my HIV meds for HIV and HIV medication side effects (e.g., Nexium, TriCor,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contributing to your "overwhelming tiredness." There are a number of common, as well as many uncommon, conditions that can be associated with fatigue. Some of the common causes include:1. anemia;2. psychological issues, such as depression and... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation phase will show us whether lung function improves with smoking cessation in HIV-positive individuals and what factors are associated with successful cessation," said Mr. Kadri. "Clinically, this study shows that HIV patients need to quit... Read more »

Isentress and Modafinil (PROVIGIL)

Hi, I have been Hiv positive for 18 years. I am 34 and my viral load is 759 and cd-4 is 387. I have had my cd-4 count down to single digits in the past. I am currently taking Isentress/Epzicom/viread. I am also on Valtrax for Herpes. Now My question...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fatigue, and what can be done about it? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Fatigue is one of the most common and annoying symptoms associated withHIV disease. Its cause often turns out to be multifactorial, i.e. multiple underlying causes all... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immune recovery on ART (>200 CD4 cells/mm3).Cytomegalovirus (CMV): a herpesvirus that can infect the brain, but is more often associated with retinitis (inflammation of the retina in the eye) or gastroenteritis (irritation and inflammation of the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Marijuana

...cause tachycardia (rapid beating of the heart), which can usually be controlled by decreasing the dose. Smoking marijuana is associated with the same long-term side effects as smoking cigarettes, including emphysema, high blood pressure and lung... Read more »
The Body PRO

Top 10 Research Publications in HIV Care -- 2005

...Deficiency Syndromes , September 1, 2005 Risk of Tenofovir Nephrotoxicity May Be Real, Though Murky Changes in renal function associated with tenofovir disoproxil treatment, compared with nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor treatment By... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Treatment Options The good news is that depression is very treatable. Treatments include psychotherapy, social support, medication, alternative therapies, or any combination of these. Various mental health professionals can provide... Read more »
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Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
...Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...for my earlier angy post, but a diagnosis that you are losing control of your emotions and your higher brain functions due to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the occurrence of HIV... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...know what I mean. I am worried that I got some vaginal secretions into my mouth and then into my blood stream. I dont know her hiv status but I've found out that she has let a lot of guys do this. Afterwards, I felt extremely guilty for cheating... Read more »

Risks associated with jackass boyfriend

Posted by djones2007, 1 Reply
...I began having sex since September 2005, and my last STD screen was in Jaunuary of 2007, with all negative results including HIV. The last time we engaged in sex was on April 14-15, a total of two times. Condoms were utlized but after two-three... Read more »