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Taking Ritonavir With Hiv Meds

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Side Effects of HIV MEDS (Bad Dreams)

I am taking Epzicom (abacavir sulfate and lamivudine) and Lexiva (fosamprenavir calcium) and am having very violent and scary dreams. Which med do you think may be the problem? Do they both have side effects?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...is directly linked to the bad dreams my first guess would be the Epzicom. In that case switching the Epzicom to Truvada (and ritonavir boosting to the Lexiva) may be a consideration meriting discussion. KH Read more »

Acutane and HIV meds together

I am currently taking truvada, reyataz, and norvir for my HIV. I have SEVERE Acne conglobata that... Read more »

my meds

i currently take truvada and reyataz,but my friend says i need epivir too.my doctor says i have no... Read more »
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...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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Norvir

...of life for many. With a list of drug interactions longer than some phone books, it's a daunting drug to add to the multiple meds many HIVers have to take. Even though the Norvir contained in Abbott's PI Kaletra has long been available in a... Read more »
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Diarrhea

...fiber, and L-Glutamine (GLN) reduce nelfinavir (NFV)- or lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r)-related diarrhea. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic Ill). 2004 Oct-Dec;3(4):121-129. Read more »
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started meds and hate it.

Posted by frank74, 9 Replies
...I started meds because my vl was too high 100,000 and cd4 dropped to below 500. I don't have any physical issues with meds but I is more emotional. Read more »

Need help with getting meds in NY

Posted by michiamano
... My boyfriend has stuck in New York because of that damned volcano - his flight has been delayed for a week. He need Videx, Ritonavir and Prezista for his treatment, but doesn't have enough. I will send him some of this stuff but don't know if he... Read more »

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

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
...ok, just got back from the doc's office 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 Read more »

Hiv+ for 20yrs/No meds having night sweats/rash

Posted by ajpooboy, 5 Replies
...I am a white male Nordic background and have never been sick.I have never been on Meds ever. Been Poz for 20+ yrs but now am having night sweats/day sweats and have developed a rash all over my body. Mt CD4 has always Read more »