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Taking Seroquel When You're Hiv Positive

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HIV and Quetiapine (Seroquel)

Hi,I have recently started taking Quetiapine (for Bipolar and anxiety). I knew before starting on it that my HIV meds can increase the amount of Quetiapine in the blood, so my dosage should not be too high. I'm on Ritonavir, Atazanavir and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thanks for posting.You're correct that your HIV protease inhibitors may increase the levels of Seroquel (quetiapine). The main issue is that that the increased quetiapine levels could result in increased risk of toxicity, including... Read more »

HIV POSITIVE WITHOUT EVER TAKING MEDS

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People With Depression More Likely to Follow Treatment Regimens When Taking SSRIs, Study Finds

HIV-positive people with clinical depression who take the common antidepressants selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are more likely to follow their treatment regimens, according to a study published in a recent online edition of the Journal of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some HIV-Positive People Taking Longer to Initiate Treatment, Study Says

Some HIV-positive people in key demographic groups do not seek treatment any sooner than they did in the past, and some people now take longer to initiate treatment, according to a study published in the Nov. 15 issue of Clinical Infectious... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

60% of HIV-Positive People in Africa Who Begin Antiretroviral Treatment Still Taking Drugs After Two Years, Study Says

About 60% of HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa who begin treatment with antiretroviral drugs still are taking the drugs after two years, according to a study published Monday in PLoS Medicine , the AP/ Los Angeles Times reports. For the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People Taking HAART Less Likely to Experience Brain Damage, Study Says

HIV-positive people taking highly active antiretroviral therapy are less likely to experience brain damage associated with the virus, according to a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of the journal Neurology , Reuters reports. Asa Mellgren of... Read more »
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Have you experienced weight gain on Seroquel?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
My doctor has prescribed 1/4 mg of Seroquel five times a day to control some of the symptoms of my HIV Associated Dementia. Since I've started taking Seroquel my weight has jumped by 20 pounds.

I am too vain to carry this much weight around and... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Pozme
www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for those... 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 »