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Street Drugs And HIV Meds

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Ask the Experts

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 »

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 »

Atripla and Street Drugs

I am taking Atripla. While there is very little research available on drug interactions with street... Read more »
The Well Project

Pharmacokinetics know about all the medications and supplements you are taking (including herbs, prescriptions, over-the-counter, and street drugs). Do Men and Women Process Drugs Differently? There are some PK differences in men and women. At the... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...menopause or other GYN conditions. Other factors may include using some side effects of HIV drugs and other meds (like megestrol), street drugs (especially heroin and marijuana), and poor nutrition. Finally, body weight changes, stress and too... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Norvir decreased when taking Norvir; alternative or additional contraception methods with barrier should be used. Levels of the street drug Ecstasy are greatly increased by Norvir, and at least one death has been attributed to the combination. GHB... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...getting the chance to learn healthy baby and self-care skills." reducing or stopping smoking, drinking alcohol and using street drugs finding healthy ways to deal with stress putting together a support network If you are pregnant... Read more »
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My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
...worried to hear this, i`ve spent months accepting all this and beginning to believe that it is a very treatable condition (with meds), but if my virus is resistant to most drugs, then , where does that leave me? The Doctor said that if i had to... Read more »

help understanding HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am a gay male who was religious about getting HIV tests. I know the earlier it is detected the better. However, I was recently diagnosed and was even more shocked to discover Read more »

Rapid drop in counts?

Posted by Carrie, 3 Replies
...been having a really hard time in our relationship and seperate lives latley, and he's gone back to using alot of really bad street drugs. Is it possible that his horrible lifestyle choice of using drugs and not following up regularly to dr... Read more »

Just diagnosed

Posted by Amadoda, 5 Replies considered to be more than just "virally enhanced" ( I like the term which I have just learned today!) and actually having AIDS? I was involved in drug use for almost 2 years up until a few months ago - is there likely any residue in my... Read more »