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Urticaria Rheumatoid Arthritis And Hiv

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Rheumatoid arthritis, HIV & treatment

I'm a patient with RA since I was 18. My RA was not very active for the last ten years. I was diagnosed with HIV in 2006 (but likely have had the disease for over ten years). I'm currently undetectable, with a T-cell count of about 280....
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
There are no good randomized controlled studies, and what has been published in the medical literature is anecdotal. Although there is clearly risks associated with these products, particularly in developing active tuberculosis, there is not much... Read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hiv Testing

Hi Dr. Bob,I have first searched the archives and honestly did not find an answer to this question.... Read more »

rheumatoid arthritis and hiv

Doctors, My brother is a HIV pt and also suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis, he's as been... Read more »
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No Evidence of Premature Aging Effect in HIV-Positive Patients

Similar to some other conditions including diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and rheumatoid arthritis, HIV-positive people are at higher risk of developing serious age-related co-morbidities including myocardial infarction and kidney and liver disease. It... Read more »
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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune XR, Viramune Other Name(s): NVP, extended-release nevirapine Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Nevirapine... Read more »
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An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

ral-TEG-ra-vir Brand Name: Isentress Other Name(s): RAL, raltegravir potassium Drug Class: Integrase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Raltegravir can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These... Read more »
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The HIVe

The HIVe was created almost two years ago to provide safe environments in which HIV gay men could socialize in NYC without disclosure of HIV status being a major issue. Several guys got together over the course of many weeks to brainstorm, and then... Read more »
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone heard of HIV tests being hampered by artthirits?

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rheumatoid arthritis,

Posted by Crystal
My doctor seems to think I have an autoimmune disorder *eyes crossed double take* what! lol

She's testing for everything from lupus to B19 parvo virus but is leaning toward rheumatoid arthritis and so far Xrays indicate this is defiantly possible. I... Read more »

Connection between my arthritis and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knee. Dr didn't know cause, I did have a staph infection this summer which I am wondering could have caused Septic Arthritis, or is there any connection between my HIV (14 years)? So many conditions seem to be... Read more »

Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Has anyone experienced joint pain that was diagnosed as relating to either HIV or the meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right... Read more »