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Taking Cymbalta With Hiv Meds

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Follow-up To Depression Meds With HIV Meds

In your response about using Cymbalta with Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir, you said to make sure to not drink alcohol with Cymbalta as it could cause issues with the liver. Is Cymbalta harder on the liver than other depression meds? Or, would you...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
...effects of the various mood-elevating drugs are well-known and controlled. I think it's safe to say that many, if not most, HIV positive persons take (and benefit from!) an anti-depressant without complications. These drugs are widely... Read more »

Depression Meds With HIV Meds

I was diagnosed with HIV in 2008, but pretty sure I was infected in 2001. I haven't started HIV... Read more »

Cymbalta+nevirapine+lamivudine+viread

Dear doctor ,I was prescribed by my psiquiatric Cymbalta(duloxetine) for my depression since... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...applaud your successes. References Highleyman, L. (2002). Peripheral Neuropathy. Bulletin of ExperimentalTreatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
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Just diagnosed

Posted by Amadoda, 5 Replies
...one 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 »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

Having a hard time coping with the depression

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
It seems ;like lately I'm having a harder rime than usual coping with this depression. Sometimes it is so bad that I think about stopping the drugs and just letting the virus take over. I've been positive for 18 yrs and my health is OK. My... Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »