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Should Someone With Hiv Take Prednisone

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Welcome back! HIV and prednisone

Hi, Dr. Wohl, Very glad that you're back answering Q's. My Q is this: HIV positive for 3 years, CD4's now 980, VL usually undetectable, including recently. But, due to inflammatory symptoms, possibly due to an overactive immune system...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thanks.Corticosteroids like prednisone has been used for symptoms associated with immune reconstitution - that is when HIV mediated immune system failure is reversed by HIV therapy and the body reacts to other infections that may be present.... Read more »

prednisone and hiv

My family Dr. is putting me on prednisone for my asthma, the dose is 5,5,4,4,3,3,2,2,1,1(10... Read more »

acne and prednisone and hiv

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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 »

just finished rchop chemotherapy and hiv tested.

Posted by lymphomapatient, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I just finished my 8th round of r-chop chemotherapy for NHL (DLBCL). Last friday was my last session, last prednisone was tuesday this week (3 days ago). Today (6/24/2011) I decided to get tested for HIV since all I ever read about online was... Read more »