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Side Effects Of Oral Contraceptives

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AIDS InfoNet

Etravirine (Intelence)

...angina. Interactions are also possible with several drugs to lower cholesterol. Make sure that your health care provider knows about ALL drugs and supplements you are taking. Etravirine does not appear to affect blood levels of oral contraceptives , antacids or methadone . Etravirine has not been studied with buprenorphine . The herb St. John's Wort (See Fact Sheet 729 ) lowers the blood levels of some nonnucleoside reverse...
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oral contraceptives and hiv meds

I am currently taking neverapine and kivexa and would like to know what oral contraceptive is safe to take with the above meds.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contraceptives containing ethinyl estradiol may result in decreased plasma concentrations of the contraceptive, thereby making it less effective. Therefore, hormonal contraception should not be used as the primary means of contraception when... Read more »

At the end of my rope. Am screaming for help. You are the only person that can. Mommy of Three

Hello My Doctor Bob,This is Mommy of Three. You have no idea how many times I have tried to write this email to you, the only person I have to talk to and SCREAM for help regarding my HIV status. Please, Doctor Bob. I am BAWLING while I try to see...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...releasing hormone (GHRH). Check with your HIV specialist to see if there are any clinical trials in your area in which you should consider participating.Finally, "hump" can be treated with liposuction, but it sometimes recurs.Mommy of Three, it's... Read more »

Thank you My Doctor Bob... Mommy of Three

Thank you so very much for answering my email. You are such a special man and we are so blessed to have you my dear one. Yes, it is a scream for help. The HIV specialists that I am seeing is new and I do not like her nor trust her. She is very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...doctor! This is mommy of three and I cannot belive what I just read. The following article terrifies me because I was put back on oral contraceptives due to my excessive bleeding etc. and now I am wondering if I am in serious trouble. I have been... Read more »

Oral Contraceptive

I was considering going on birth-control pills (ortho tri-cyclen lo) to help control facial acne; I am in my early 30s and my acne seems to be stress/hormonal related. I was diagnosed HIV positive in November and I am not currently on any meds...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Oral contraceptives remain an appropriate option for the HIV infected woman. However, a number of antiretrovirals such as nelfinavir, ritonavir, Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...women. In an analysis conducted within the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), HIV positive women were less likely to use oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, and the "rhythm method" (monitoring the menstrual cycle and avoiding sex when... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Reyataz

...capsules Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.reyataz.com , 1 (800) 321-1335 Potential side effects and toxicity: Dizziness and lightheadedness. Elevated levels of unconjugated bilirubin (produced by the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Selzentry

...Dose adjustment needed for Biaxin, Dilantin (phenytoin), HIV NNRTIs and PIs, itraconazole, Mycobutin, Nizoral (ketoconazole), oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, rifampin, Tegretol (carbamazepine), Versed (midazolam), and Vfend. Tips: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...alcohol-related liver disease, particularly cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and hepatitis, after a shorter time period than men. Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can cause an increase in hepatic adenomas (liver tumors) and should not... Read more »
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Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
...I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? Read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I wasnt about to take any AIDS medicines based on the information Id heard about side effects, and I discontinued the use of oral contraceptives in 1999. So having no further need for my doctor, I decided to stop seeing her in March of 1998 when... Read more »

Karla

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I warned you in my last post that if you persisted in being polite, intelligent and rational I would fall in love with you. Like all AIDS apologists you completely ignored my caution and posted yet another charming and well reasoned posting. Well,... Read more »

ED side effects

Posted by Anonymous
...What are the side effects when taking Crixivan and Viagra? Read more »