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Sleeping With Someone Hiv Positive

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Those so-called Natural Sleep Aids

I am on Atripla now for 2 years. Doing well. CD4 500, VL undetectable. So changing meds seems like a bad idea. But the problem is that I seem to have some trouble sleeping on some nights. I do take my meds at night. Is there any truth to these...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is little to no published data on the efficacy of many of over the counter natural sleep aids. Critical review of the claims suggest that many would not work as advertised. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)is the active ingredient Read more »

HIV and SLEEP APNOEA

It's my 10th year of living with HIV and have been on ARV since 2002 . I developed sleep apnoea 4... Read more »

Sleep Apnea + HIV

Hello Dr. FrascinoI tested positive for HIV in 2002. I'm not sure if I was positive before this... Read more »
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Gay Men and HIV/AIDS: Where to Turn for Information and Advice

...time -- there's a lot of information out there that's going to be more relevant to you than if you're a straight guy who only sleeps with women (or nobody at all). TheBody.com's HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men is a great starting point if... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...pleasure in activities Low sex drive Thoughts of self-harm or suicide Difficulty making decisions or concentrating Changes in sleep patterns Fatigue or loss of energy Some of the early signs of depression can be similar to those of HIV,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...symptoms, they are probably depressed: Fatigue or feeling slow and sluggish Problems concentrating Low sex drive Problems sleeping; waking very early or excessive sleeping Feeling guilty, worthless, or hopeless Decreased appetite or weight loss... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...open sores in the genital area. Herpes outbreaks can happen over and over again and may be linked to stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, menstruation, or genital friction. HIV-positive women tend to have more frequent and more difficult-to-treat... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

caffeine, sleep, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
... PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY which will examine the effect of caffeine on sleep and well-being in persons with HIV. Persons with HIV and AIDS seem to suffer more sleep disruption than the general population. Read more »

Light sleeping / no sleeping / endless dreaming

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
... I either sleep so lightly that any movement or sound from my partner wakes me up; or I lie there for two to four hours not sleeping at all; or I dream all night and wake up mentally exhausted and anxious because of the dramatic content of the... Read more »

I have it.

Posted by TrueOptimist
...simply have to have it.No more denial,no more being naive or even hopeful when it comes to this,I truly do have it.I have been sleeping with someone who just tested hiv positive for the past 3 months,I am now having swollen lymph nodes,cold... Read more »