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Taking Selenium With Hiv Meds

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that, despite the many similarities between HIV-positive men and women, there are some sex/gender-related...
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Zinc and selenium ok?

I'm on Didanosine 250mg, Retrovir 100mg, Invirase 500mg, Valtrex 1gm, and Viread 300mg. Someone suggested benefits of taking zinc and selenium. Will these have a negitive interaction with my meds?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...There is no problem taking Zinc and selenium and some studies have suggested a benefit from selenium for persons with HIV. The larger question is how did you end up on such a peculiar HIV regimen? It is like a funky post-modern multi-media... Read more »

Managing the S/E of HIV treatment

My sister has recently been diagnosed with HIV. Her CD4 count is 189. The protocol in South Africa requires that a patient is started on ART when the CD4 falls below 200. She had recently been started on a regimen of Zidovudine, Lamivudine and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...generally be more often due to the efavirenz than zidovudine. Often efforts are made to treat through the rashes/skin problems seen with efavirenz,. Nevirapine is not an attractive option as an alternative to efavirenz (usually would consider a... Read more »

Herbes & Vitamines - Pre Hiv Meds

Let me begin by saying thank you very much for all the great work you people do - Thank you!I was diagnosed positive in January 2006 (most likely infected in September 2006 in serious car accident)I have not yet began any HIV medication. I have been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...care of-- preventive vaccinations, diet, exercise, smoking, safe sex and drugs, etc. Make sure that you've got an experienced HIV care provider-- get periodic monitoring of your CD4 count, viral load and get a baseline HIV drug resistance test.I... Read more »

VL not-detectable w/ meds but for how long?

I aquired HIV in 1990 and started meds when this was necessary in 1998. The 1st test after meds dropped VL to <50 and CD4 rose more slowly but immediately above 200. I have not seen the VL since + my CD4 remained well above 450. When taking the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...You could very well get 8 years out of these meds. Alot depends on good adherence, no toxicities, and a relatively good immune system. Read more »
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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

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... 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 »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
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How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is Read more »

Starting Meds Terrified

Posted by lone_soul, 5 Replies
...to tell the hospital here. What if I start acting strange at work? what would I say? I have felt so good so far with the meds what if I have even a hand full of the side effects? How do so many people take these meds? The fact sheets read... 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 Read more »

COMO SE TRANSMITE EL HIV?

Posted by Janis, 1 Reply
...COMO SE TRANSMITE EL HIV? La infeccin por HIV se produce a travs de tres nicas vas de transmisin: * TRANSMISION SEXUAL * TRANSMISION SANGUINEA * TRANSMISION Read more »