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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...CD4 count is the number of CD4 cells in a sample of blood. A CD4 count measures the health of the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as a result of drug resistance. Drug resistance testing: laboratory testing to determine if a person's HIV...
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Interactions of Protease Inhibitors and Blood Pressure Medications

I was recently placed on Tekturna and HCT to treat my blood pressure, and pravastatin for the P.I. increased cholesterol.Initially, the Tekturna dose of 150mg (the lowest prescription) seemed to create a neuropathy sensation on my left leg and arm. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen no formal drug interaction studies with protease inhibitors and Aliskiren but the potential for interaction seems real.Aliskiren can cause muscle irritation in a small subset of patients. It is cleared from the body by the liver and that... Read more »

Fat and weight loss on medications

Dear Dr. GP,I have a fat loss problem due to d4t. I am presently on truvada,prezista/rit,and raltegravir. Also, on androgel 1-5 mg packet twice a day.vl 1000.I cannot seem to gain weight. I exercise alot. Could these meds be aggravating weight losss...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...people who exercise vigorously and at the same time restrict their diet may have problems putting pounds on. Are any of your medications producing nausea and appetite loss? Could there be a problem with hyperthyroidism or diabetes mellitus? Some... Read more »

Regarding Testrim 1%

You recently stated.. 'Just make sure that your total testosterone in your blood is above 500 nanograms per deciliter for best results' I just started using Testrim 1% and my total testosterone is 271.. should I be using a stronger dose or another...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...application.Another way to get your testosterone higher is to use a compounded gel that contains 5 % testosterone instead of the 1% that Testim has. You can get it by prescription from many pharmacies. I have used apsmeds.com and... Read more »

facial fat loss, slight paunch on Combivir

i have been on combivir as base of my regimen since diagnosis in 2000. i am currently on viread and combivir - and testim supplement, and have begun to notice signs of fat redistribution. what are you recommendations? i recently started working...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Combivir is a combination of AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) and 3TC (lamivudine, Epivir). Of the 3 medications you are currently taking, AZT is the likely culprit and the one to jettison. If you do not have a history of NNRTI exposure Read more »
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Combination Medications

... What Are Combination Medications? What Are PK Boosters? Combinations of Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") Combinations of a Non-Nucleoside Read more »
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Medical Appointments

...trouble concentrating, stomach problems or emotional issues like anxiety. New or increasing side effects or reactions to your medications. Again, for how long? How serious are they? Medication compliance: How well you've been taking your... Read more »
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Adherence

... Make It Easy on Yourself Pill Fatigue The Bottom Line How Much Adherence Is Enough? Adherence means taking your medications correctly. If you don't, HIV might multiply out of control. Several research studies have measured how much... Read more »
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AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

... Myths About a Cure AIDS Is a Death Sentence The Government Developed AIDS to Reduce Minority Populations Myths About Medications Why Are There so Many AIDS Myths? When AIDS first showed up, it was a very mysterious disease. It killed... Read more »
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Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 1 Reply
I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Please help! Send me IM. Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

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 know that your... Read more »

fatigue

Posted by planonstaying, 7 Replies
i was recently diagnosed and am still waiting for bloodwork I got the test because of fatigue issues i have been having. most other stuff had been eliminated and I knew I was at risk=/ I am going to ask the specialist about fmla when i see her. I... Read more »