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Thyroid Disease And Hiv Drugs

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...of cocaine or amphetamines, cancer treatments, thyroid disease, or deficiency of vitamin B12 or vitamin E. A study in 2009 found that Hispanics may have a higher rate of PN. The researchers suggest followup studies. Several HIV drugs can cause PN. The most important are the "d" drugs; ddI (didanosine, Videx), and d4T (stavudine, Zerit). Hydroxyurea , which is sometimes combined with antiretroviral drugs, increases the risk of PN....
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Subclinical hypothyroidism & HIV

Hi....I'm a 53 year old HIV positive woman diagnosed in 2000....started taking medications 4 years ago, and am undetectable with a CD4 count of 580 on drug regiment of Combivir, Norvir and Presista. I've just been diagnosed with subclinical...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...hypothyroidism (like levothyroxine) are generally very well tolerated don't have any significant drug-drug interactions with HIV medications. Treatment of hypothyroidism can be expected to improve one's energy level (among other symptoms).I hope... Read more »

Aids & Bones

Do any of the AIDS drugs and or a particular disease common to AIDS patients profoundly effect bone strength? I tested positive in 1986 and on meds since 2000. Stopped 1 year ago.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...is no specific drug or factor that is sufficiently linked to this problem, although some studies suggest that HIV infection, HIV drugs (maybe protease inhibitors), as well as age, smoking, lung and endocrine (gland problems like thyroid disease),... Read more »

New Side Effects Found Often?

I actually have a 2 part question, but will give a little background first. I've been taking meds since the early 90's - Since 1999 I've been on the same combo Kaletra, Viramune, and Epzcom (eivir and ziagen until last year) - My CD4s have been good...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...men more than women. It is not currently known if this relationship is true or not. Moreover, if true it is not known how HIV medications might be doing this and what to do about it. I would recomend seeing an endocrinologist and being managed... Read more »

PN and practice!

Hey doctor Bob!Thanks for your answers on your forums - they're really helpful and appreciated! You rock!I'm a musician (cellist), pos just under a year. CD4 230, VL 190 000 from 204 and 225 000 from 10 months ago. Have been on combivir and viracept...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...alcohol use, cocaine/amphetamine abuse, cancer treatments, thyroid disease or deficiency of vitamins E or B12. The most important HIV drugs related to PN are the "d" drugs ddC (Hivid), ddI (Videx) and d4T (Zerit).Treatment includes discontinuing... Read more »
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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...Being HIV-positive puts you at higher risk for bone disease. Experts don't know why this happens. It could be due to HIV itself, HIV drugs, or HIV-positive people getting older. HIV-positive people have unusually high rates of three kinds of bone... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...since people started using HIV drug combinations, anemia continues to affect up to 30 percent of HIV-positive people taking HIV drugs. Factors that are linked to a higher rate of anemia in HIV-positive people include: Being a woman Being... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Osteoporosis

...testosterone levels Hepatitis C infection Rheumatoid arthritis and related diseases Advanced kidney disease Thyroid disorders Use of corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory) drugs such as prednisone or hydrocortisone for more... Read more »
Connect With Others

IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... 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 »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »