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Street Drugs And HIV Meds

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Can street drugs or painkillers be taken with HIV meds?

I am on a regimen of Sustiva and Truvada nightly before bed, but enjoy smoking marijuana and because of a shoulder injury, take percocet occasionally. Bad idea or ok to do??...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally pot and/or Percocet canbe taken with Sustiva/Truvada without major interactions. KH... Read more »

street drugs - adverse side effects with hiv drugs

My Friends and I are going to palm springs in October, we are planning to take an ecstasy. We... Read more »

HIV Treatment and Street Drugs

OK. There is some type of manual that needs to be out there that tells me what street drugs... Read more »
Women Alive

Street Drugs and HIV Drugs

Amphetamines (speed) Potential twofold to threefold increase levels of "speed" in your system in conjunction with ritonavir (Norvir). Barbituates (downers) Downers are very slowly metabolized in the liver and generally increased the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Pharmaceutical Companies' Efforts to Develop HIV Entry Inhibitors

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday examined how several pharmaceutical companies are "rushing" to develop antiretroviral entry inhibitor drugs, which "block" HIV before it enters human cells rather than fighting it once inside the cells. Entry... Read more »

Word on the Street: Advocates Urge Obama to Address HIV in the U.S.

Advocates Urge Obama to Address HIV in the U.S. What three things would you advise President Barack Obama to change now that would make a difference in HIV prevention and treatment in the United States? View Previous "Word on the Street"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Trade Officials Seek to Strengthen Patent Protection for Brand Name Drugs, Including HIV/AIDS Treatments, Wall Street Journal Reports

U.S. trade officials are negotiating a series of agreements to strengthen patent protection of brand name drugs, including antiretroviral drugs, the Wall Street Journal reports. In many countries, including the United States, generic drug makers... Read more »
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A Wall Street Journal Article about drug holidays.

Posted by Anonymous
I believe that this is something everyone on these drugs should talk to their doctors about.

The Wall Street Journal, Monday, January 25, 1999 Cocktail Break: HIV Patients Who Quit Drug Combo and Thrive Offer Researchers Clues --- Studies Will See... Read more »

hiv meds and "sreet" drugs

Posted by Anonymous

has anyone experienced drugs like ecstasy, coke or ketamine while on HIV meds. Is this affecting the treatment ???

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Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello. I have known of my positive status for two years now. I was put on Epivir, Viread, and Sustiva in February of 2004. My labs are good, and I feel great, as my viral load is almost undetectable. This summer I have had some problems with... Read more »