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low dose asprin + HIV meds

Thanks for your answers.I had blood drawn for labs and the blood barely trickled into the vial. The lady asked if I drank water today and I had. I also had a glass of water 1 hour before the appointment. She switched to another vein in the opposite...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for your post.I'm not sure why your blood draw was so difficult, but a single glass of water alone won't be enough to correct things if your dehydrated. Drinking more water (unless you're talking about 5 gallons) won't increase your... Read more »

Of Chelsea boys, gels, and prohormones (not in that order)

The title is not as catchy as "Of shoes and ships and sealing wax..." but there we are.(1) In recent posts you've discouraged, quite unequivocally, people from taking DHEA (recommending that they get their testosterone levels checked and supplement...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...estrogen. If it has any significant effect at all, it would be after it is converted into a sex hormone. That's why I recommend HIV-positive folks check their free testosterone levels and supplement with one of the testosterone-replacement... Read more »

preventing wasting/gaining weight

HI Doc,My T cells are 580(cd4s at 14%) and my vl is 10,000. I've just started taking meds(Sustiva and Epzicom). Two pills a day at night. How can I sure up some quality muscle to help stave off wasting. I'm 6'2" and 180#s. I think that I should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...muscled Chelsea boy???? Why the hell not? They are hot, hot, hot!Here's what I would suggest:1.Optimize your nutrition. See an HIV-knowledgeable nutritionist, if possible, for an evaluation and specific recommendations. 2.Optimize your workout... Read more »

low testosterone and hiv.

Last year after being on HIV meds for 2 years I suddenly became depressed and tired and very quick tempered (T cells 650, viral load undetectable). I went to see my doctor in here in Atlanta and was told the reason for that ...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Testosterone levels are often lower in people with chronic conditions such as HIV. Otherwise, one would want to be sure that there are no mitigating factors such as other endocrine problems (such as low cortisol Read more »
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how do i know my hiv results in the navy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hello to all, i just want to know how long does it take for me to get my results back from a prior hiv test...im in the navy,overseas and abored a us naval vessel... can anyone please tell me info about this....and how would you Read more »

fatigue

Posted by planonstaying, 7 Replies
...workwhen I felt real crappy the last yr. has anyone w/o a high viral load had fatigue issues? If it is my viral load and i go on meds have any of you gotten over fatigue problems. When it comes it's like I was hit by a bus I get slow, ... Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...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? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »