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Taking Kaletra With Hiv Meds

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Caffeine

Hi.I have always been quite thin and Im from a thin family but being pos this obviously causes concern for me. I find it difficult to put on and maintain weight. Im normally around 57 kilos. I find that sometimes after a coffee (caffeinated) the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to caffeine which can cause loose stools (and sometimes frequent urination). I have noticed that taking HIV meds (including Kaletra and Truvada) can further sensitize some patients to those side effects of caffeine. I would try a trial off... Read more »

My 3 Year Old and Kaletra

I am having trouble giving my 3 Year old Kaletra, she takes two other HIV Meds as well, and... Read more »

Kaletra and Diarrhea

I'm taking Kaletra+ Epivir+Viread , for longer than a 2 Years' my Vl is undetectable since then,... Read more »
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FAQs About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...detectable and his CD4 count is only 100. Is there anything we can do to improve his health more quickly? I'm ready to start meds for the first time. My doctor has recommended either Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) + Kaletra or Truvada + Viramune... Read more »
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Kaletra and Gemfibrozil (Lopid): A Match Not Made in Lipid Heaven

...change your diet or exercise more, perhaps with the help of a nutritionist or a physical trainer if you're able to get one. Many HIV/AIDS advocates also recommend supplements to help lower lipids -- fish oil, for instance . The key is to avoid... Read more »
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Expert Panel Revises U.S. HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines; Recommends Starting HIV Meds Earlier

...the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.) When to Start HIV/AIDS Treatment For people who have never been on HIV meds before, starting treatment is now recommended at a CD4 count of 500 or less (up from 350 or less). However, the... Read more »
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Viread

...toxicity, including neuropathy. See tips. Viread decreases the concentration levels of Reyataz. In addition, both Reyataz and Kaletra increase Viread concentrations. Higher Viread concentrations could increase the risk of Viread-associated... Read more »
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Kaletra body changes..

Posted by Lovinlife, 1 Reply
...I recently started taking Kaletra. Has anybody experienced body changes on Kaletra? My doctor didn't mention anything about it but after looking on line, I see Read more »

Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!

Posted by running4it, 6 Replies
...hardest time swallowing pills, I dont know how I will get through this. Question: How do people who cant swallow pills take HIV meds? Can pills be crushed? Any stories or suggestions out there would help me. Share advice here or inbox me. Read more »

Just Started Meds

Posted by mkejb, 2 Replies
...the news emotionally. Anyway, after my second back-to-back round of labs, my counts are pretty dismal, so I have begun taking meds. I am on Truvada/Kaletra. My question is what should I expect as I begin? I have been on them for 4 days now... Read more »

get ready, get set.............. go meds

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
...and he told me that as of today, i'm on meds. we've already talked about this and i already decided to start with combivir and kaletra. he agrees, until my geneo type comes back from the labs. i want to know everyone's opinion about these drugs... Read more »