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Taking Lipitor With Hiv Meds

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lipitor

I was on Lipitor for several years, and developed severe imbalance in my walking.Recently I stopped taking it and the problem cleared up-however, since stopping the medication I have developed a cramp in the calf of my left leg, that hurts terribly...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention what your HIV status is and which HIV meds you are taking which would influence my response. Ordinarily if one sustained a myopathy from Lipitor than would improve after stopping the drug. KH... Read more »

lipitor vs. pravachol

Aren't Lipitor and pravachol the same type of cholesterol lowering drug? And if so,... Read more »

Lipitor Imprisonment

I have an AIDS diagnosis 60 CD4's and 117K VL in the beginning). I have been taking Reyataz,... Read more »
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Study Shows No Increase in Sexual Risk Behavior When Taking Preventive HIV Drug

"Taking a pill as a preventive measure against HIV infection may not encourage people at high risk for the disease to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new U.S. study meant to address fears about its use," Reuters reports. "The... Read more »
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A Day in the Life Video Series: George Burgess on Addiction Recovery and Taking HIV Meds

Keeping up with HIV meds often means having to weave daily doses into a busy life. How do other HIVers do it? In each episode of this video series, we'll take a peek into the day-to-day routine of a person who's living with HIV, taking HIV meds, and... Read more »
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Garbo Chang on Taking HIV Meds From 9-to-5 to Vacation Time (Video)

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Taking Your First HIV Med With the Encouragement of a Loved One

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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
I'm traveling to Russia 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?... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
almost 9 months ago. He has been in the best condition health wise since I've known him. 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with non hodgekins lymphoma. Prior to this, he was told he had AIDS and was taking aids meds since 2000.

Now, I am thinking... Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »