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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Interactions

... What Are Drug Interactions? How Does the Body Process Drugs? How Do Drugs Interact? Why Does Food Matter? What Causes the Most Interactions With HIV Medications? What Other Drugs Need Special Attention? What About Herbal Products? The Bottom Line What Are Drug Interactions?
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HIV positive, elevated liver enzymes

I'm HIV positive since January 2008, currently not on treatment. Today during my routine blood work my liver enzyme values came back somewhat high, ALT 62, AST 47. My hbv and hcv serologies were negative as of September 2008. My doctor immediately...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...hemochromatosis - a liver disease that is relatively common in the US - but not an issue related to HIV per se).Alcohol use and some over-the-counter drugs can sometimes cause elevated liver function tests as well. Would review any OTC you are... Read more »

cirrhosis, hep c, and hiv

what is the severity of having HIV,HEP C, and CIRRHOSIS? Is there any way that I will be able to recieve help or even a liver transplant? PLEASE HELP ME.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You should have both an expert HIV specialist and liver specialist. Whether you can be treated with interferon will depend on how severe your cirrhosis is. If you Read more »

Keeping my penis hard

I can get an erection, but as soon as I put a condom on I go soft. What can I do? Is there a specific type of condom you can recommend or an over the counter medication. I am HIV positive. Woudl my medicines have anything to do with this.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...psychological worries). Low testosterone levels are often seen and can contribute. HIV treatment rarely directly causes impotence. Drugs like Viagra can be helpful in some situations if used carefully. Evaluation by your HIV specialist and/or... Read more »

HIV and Mental health

what is the link between HIV and Mental health
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...mental disorder can be caused by situational stressors, HIV-related illnesses, medical problems unrelated to HIV, alcohol or drugs (illicit, prescribed, herbal, over the counter), drug interactions, pre-existing psychiatric disorders, or the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: State's AIDS Drug Program Largely Safe From Cuts

...eliminate support for county jail inmates. Medi-Cal would lose $523 million, and the program could eliminate coverage of some over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin or cold medicine. "That could seem minor, except we're talking about people who... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Raltegravir (Isentress)

...drugs. There are no known interactions with other anti-HIV medications. However, it has not been studied with all medicines, over-the-counter drugs or vitamin or herbal supplements. Be sure your doctor knows about all medications and supplements... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...drugs. There are no known interactions with other anti-HIV medications. However, it has not been studied with all medicines, over-the-counter drugs or vitamin or herbal supplements. Be sure your doctor knows about all medications and supplements... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...In addition, HIV-positive people may have liver damage or stress on their livers caused by: Other prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS... Read more »
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Should i Start medication???

Posted by coconyc, 3 Replies
...second result in 2 weeks to make sure, so i got it 2 weeks later CD4: 429 and VL:2290, after that my doctor says i dont need medication and i made an appointment in 3 months, but some people says i should start now, even my results are ok, how u... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...male at any time since 1977. Any of your male sexual partners has had sex with another male since 1977. You have used street drugs by injection since 1977, especially when sharing needles and/or other equipment. You have a sexually transmitted... Read more »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...Requisition Number: I 08 001 Background: CRS is the consortium lead for AIDSRelief, which is operational in 9 countries in Africa and the Caribbean. The Consortium in Rwanda comprises CRS as the prime, Read more »

Feeling Helpless in the Medical Community

Posted by everopen, 5 Replies
...difficult times. But I can't talk about mine. I don't know what I'm hoping to get out of posting this here...or any other HIV/AIDS site (you may see it again someplace else). I only know that keeping it to myself isn't doing anything positive. ... Read more »