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Taking Xanax When You're Hiv Positive

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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
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Do Paxil or Xanax interfere with HIV testing?

I had an HIV test and was wondering if Paxil or Xanax would interfere in the ELISA test. My test result was negative at 6.5 months. I was taking both during the time I got tested.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Not to my knowledge. Read more »

wondering about the effect of certain drugs {xanax, percoset, marijuana} on a hiv+ ppl

hi dr. bob I was wondering about the effect that say a drug like zanax or adivan might have on the immune system of an hiv+ individual, and also i was wondering the same about percoset and vicoden. i'm not sure if you have or can tell me the answers...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Dude,Xanax, Ativan, Percocet, Vicodin, booze and marijuana!?!? Wow, now that's what I call a potent drug cocktail! To answer your question, Read more »

effects of marinol and xanax

I have HIV+ for 20 yrs. now, last July of '08 I started also taking Marinol and Xanax, after about two months I started having seizures about every three months. Could this be the cause? I also take Isentress, Truvada and Selzentry.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...lab, EEG, and possibly imaging (such as CT or MRI) may be needed depending on findings after initial assessment. Your current HIV regimen would seem unlikely to be the direct cause of the new seizures. KH Read more »

Lorazepam vs Xanax on Atripla to aid in anxiety and sleep?

Thank you for the prompt reply on the questions as this site is most helpful and encouraging. Another question, while completing my first week of Atripla, I have been taking it at 10/10:15pm before bed on an empty stomach. One doctor gave me .5mg...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...problems. Ideally, Yyur doctors should coordinate their prescribing in order to avoid over medication and /or duplication with your HIV /primary doc acting as arbitrator with your input. KH 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 Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever... Read more »
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 »
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I don't know if I can do this...

Posted by allentownboy, 13 Replies
Wow. The last three weeks have been unreal since being diagnosed. I am really sick and not sure if I am going to make it, despite being reassured to the contrary. I simply cannot wrap my head around it...I am emotionally and physically exhausted.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I started taking xanax about 4 months ago because I couldn't handle knowing that I had a known exposure to hiv and hepc I am taking about five purple footballs a day. I know it's not good to turn to drugs for your problems but I quit drinking Read more »

Found Out Yesterday

Posted by newpoz08, 6 Replies
...since they asked me to come back for results earlier than was scheduled. The doc came in, sat down, "We need to talk about your HIV test. It came back positive." Boom. Oddly, I didn't flinch. "Wow," I said as I looked at the floor. Any other... Read more »