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Thinking Of Stopping Hiv Meds

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Impetigo & HIV

Hello Dr Henry & congratulations on your many achievements. Iam a 36 yr old HIV positive female primary school teacher. I have recently caught impetigo from one of my students despite trying not to. I often get frequent rashes from my existing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I would not generally recommend stopping your HIV meds to resolve the impetigo (stopping HIV meds can be tricky particularly when on drugs like Sustiva or Viramune). Read more »

Completely sick with taking PEP, and thinking about stopping, HELP!

Im a nurse practitioner, desperately seeking information about PEP for a non-occupational exposure.... Read more »

HIV & Pregnant,

I'm 40 years old and been HIV+ for 15 years my VL is 60 and the CD4 is 883 and I think I might be... Read more »
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What Is AIDS?

...especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. For more information, see the following Fact Sheets: 150: Stopping the Spread of HIV 151: Safer Sex Guidelines 152: How Risky Is It? The Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »
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Gynecological Problems

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Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
...health wise since I've known him. 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with non hodgekins lymphoma. Prior to this, he was told he had AIDS and was taking aids meds since 2000. Now, I am thinking his lymphoma was misdiagnosed as AIDS for all these... Read more »

Am I the only one wha has decided to stop MEDS?

Posted by crizrink, 5 Replies
I have taken control of my life and stopped all medications 1.5 years ago. I can not get ANY medical proffesional to support my decision!! When is mention that I want "PALLATIVE" care they get this grimace look on the faces (it is kind of funny... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
...i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 Read more »

medication, thinking to stop taking it:

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
What would happen if i decide to stop taking my medication that i am on, Combovir & Sustiva? Would i get really sick & the disease would progrest to the point that i would die? Thanks. Read more »