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Taking Prednisone With Hiv Meds

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Spinal Tap -prednisone, Benadryle and HIV meds

Hi-I think I was eather bitgtne or stung by something on my scalp , I have experianced the following symptomsd:first itchy scalp in 1 area, then heasd pain on riht side of head, then stiff neck on right side,facial numbness and tingling again on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Brief use of the benadryl and prednisone should be OK with your HIV meds. KH Read more »

Crohns Meds,HIV,CD4Cells,Viral Load

My son has been HIV pos for 22 years. In 2002 he was dx with Crohn's. Was put on 6MP, had bone... Read more »

Does cortisone/prednisone depress your CD4 count?

I was on sustiva for years and developed Addison's Disease last year. I switched to Reyataz,... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...therapy, he restarted on a protease inhibitor regimen boosted with Norvir. IRIS appeared a few weeks later as a skin rash, and prednisone was used. His health improved somewhat but then the rash returned along with a fever and rapid heart beat.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viramune

...pills may be decreased; alternative contraception methods with barrier should be used. During the first six weeks of therapy, prednisone should be avoided; it can cause increased severity and incidence of rash. Tips: Monitor liver function... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...testosterone levels in men Use of certain medicines: Long-term use of medicines including glucocorticosteroids (drugs such as prednisone and cortisone), thyroid hormones, anticonvulsants (anti-seizure medications), heparin, pentamidine, and... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
...hands and knees and it itches like heck. I am about to go nuts it itches so bad. Anyone else have this problem taking the meds I am on? Has anyone found any relief in any way? I am about to tear my skin off. Any suggestions? Read more »

prednisone & hiv test

Posted by vicman72, 2 Replies
...Hello: i just want to know if prednisone could affect the hiv test ( elisa ). i was on prednisone for 7 day ( 40 mg 2 days and 20 mg for 5 days). i took the elisa test Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...A guy in my Old Geezers with AIDS group has recently been diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. I have spinal ankylosis and osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
...My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled oral Read more »