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Should I Take Prednisone If I Have Aids

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Short Term Prednisone for bronchitis and AIDS

Can an AIDS pt with undetectable viral load take short term Prednisone therapy? Any contraindications?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello and thanks for posting.While steroids should only be used if there's a medical indication, it's is ok to use them in people living with HIV. Indeed, prednisone is recommended for people with severe PCP.Hope that helps,BY... Read more »

Prednisone and fibromyalgia

Dear Doctor, Is it fairly safe to take 5mg. of prednisone for AIDS and fibromylasia, as I am... Read more »

How to raise T-cell when using prednisone

My son, who has AIDS, is taking prednisone to control brain inflamation,prednisone is lowering his... Read more »
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U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction People who are HIV positive face many challenges, including oral health problems. While most oral health problems are no different from the problems faced by people who are HIV-negative, there are some distinct differences. Further,... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Health and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Loss and HIV Risk Factors How to Know if You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Physical Activity and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Osteoporosis Protect Your Bones ... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction This chapter will focus on basic methods of treating the suffering and distress caused by common pulmonary symptoms in AIDS patients. The approaches offered below are useful in relieving discomfort, even when the underlying disease is... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Renal Complications of HIV/AIDS

Introduction Assessing Kidney Function Types of Kidney Disease Complications of Decreased Kidney Function The Impacts of Kidney Disease on Medications and of Medications on Kidney Disease Conclusion Selected Sources Introduction Renal... Read more »
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prednisone & hiv test

Posted by vicman72, 2 Replies
Hello: i just want to know if prednisone could affect the hiv test ( elisa ). i was on prednisone for 7 day ( 40 mg 2 days and 20 mg for 5 days). i took the elisa test a week after that was negative ( 20 weeks ). this was the second one i took... Read more »

hgh and prednisone

Posted by thomas54, 4 Replies
im like the after picture of lipoatrophy. Does hgh work? and my doc gave me prednisone to help bulk up. will these help
build muscle.? what are your experiences .? Thanks in advance.and by the way, im in columbus, ga. via S.F. and got culture shock... Read more »

Prednisone for lypodistrophy

Posted by Anonymous
Hi..I have been taking meds for 4 years and have notice lypodistrophy taking its toll in my face, arms and legs. Has anyone else considered taking prednisone to see if it will help combat this. Since one of the side effects is puffyness, I guess... Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 9 Replies
My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled oral thrush for over a year now and his first doctor never suggested an... Read more »