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Taking Pravastatin When You're Hiv Positive

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

... What Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: You can get love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones
Ask the Experts

Extreme fatigue from Diovan?

Dear Dr H-I am currently taking Kaletra/Truvada as well as pravastatin 20mg , acyclovir, flomax and diovan. I started the diovan about a year ago for high blood pressure causing kidney problems and since then I have no energy at all. On diovan my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...many alternative BP meds that may be appropriate depending on many individual factors. A discussion onthis matter with your HIV specialist and/or nephrologist is recommended. KH Read more »

where do we go from here

my son has had hiv for at least 11 years. He is an alcoholic and does not take good care of himself. Recently in a fit of depression he went off his meds and now his viral load is 100,000+ and tcells are 139. He has moved home and I need to know now...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...the highest priority for your son. It is great news that he wants help. I would suggest you talk to his provider or a local AIDS service organization for reverral to mental health and substance use services. Taking care of these issues is hard,... Read more »

Triglycerides Rising

My triglyceride level has gone way up - to over 1,000. I recently changes my meds, adding Norvir and ddi. Which of these two do you think may be causing this problem? I am taking 40 mg. of zocor a day- it's not helping. Also,I heard that Norvir...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...ritonavir (Norvir) is most likely linked to the increase in triglycerides. There are many situations in my own clinic where the HIV situation clearly calls for the use of ritonavir (often is combination with another protease inhibitor) so we... Read more »

Triglycerides

I have known that I am HIV positive for 14 yrs, started meds in January 1996. Currently on AZT, Sustiva, Fortovase, and Ritonavir. My last T-cell count was 782 with viral load non-detectable. But my triglycerides were over 500 in December although...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...should be maximized before adding yet another medication. Finally, there is a potential interaction between gemfibrozil and pravastatin and great caution should be exercised when combining the two. Your doctor may be aware of all of this and... Read more »
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Comparison of Fenofibrate vs. Pravastatin for Patients With HIV and Lipid Abnormalities

... A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized Trial Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Fenofibrate Versus Pravastatin in HIV-Infected Subjects With Lipid Abnormalities (ACTG 5087) (LbPeB9018) Authored by Judith Aberg, Robert Zackin, Scott Evans,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sustiva

...Increase Kaletra to three tablets twice daily with food (recommended) when taken with Sustiva in people who previously took HIV drugs, especially protease inhibitors. Kaletra cannot be taken once daily with Sustiva. Monitor liver enzymes closely... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viracept

... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Invirase

... Common Name: saquinavir Brand Name: Invirase Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 500 mg film-coated tablets with 100 mg Norvir two times a day with food, or Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »