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The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...medication. After some identifying information such as the brand name and generic name of the product, the following sections appear: Description Microbiology and Clinical Pharmacology Indications and Usage Contraindications Warnings Precautions Adverse Reactions Overdosage Dosage and Administration How Supplied Package inserts for some HIV drugs begin with "Box Warnings," which highlight especially serious (often...
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Just want to share my warning about Tamoxifen for gynecomastia

Long story short, I chose to use from my doc, Tamoxifen a breast cancer drug, to undo the gynecomastia I was getting due to Sustiva. (had all my hormones checked Sustiva seemed the likely culprit). Well the Tamoxifen worked, but also took away my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your experience noted-thanks for posting. KH Read more »

Update on my use of Tamoxifen for gynecomastia and warning

A while back I mentioned my using Tamoxifen to help get rid of Sustiva induced gynecomastia.. Long story short I found out the hard way it gave me hypercoagulation which led to a blood clot in my face (after Sculptra injections) and this has led to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Thanks for the update on your situation. One of the general principles of medical management is to try not to use a second medication to treat side effects from another medication if the causative medication can be changed. Now that Isentress and... Read more »

Warnings about Reyataz and Contraceptives - what about HRT?

Hi Doc,upon reading the recent warnings about Reyataz and contraceptives I wondered if the same applies for Reyataz and Hormone Replacement Therapy? My current regime is Reyataz (300mg), Viramune (200mg - yes it is enough), Viread (1 tablet) and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The concern with estrogens class hormones and protease inhibitors is a potential for altered (decreased) levels of the hormones with less effiacacy. They often be used together in some situations but additional monitoring and sometimes dose... Read more »

Gastrointestinal problems

Dr. Wohl,Last July I took a treatment break after being on meds for two years. With stable t-cells of around 450 500 and an undetectable viral load, my doctor felt that because I started drugs while still seroconverting it would be okay to take a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HIV itself can cause gastrointestinal disease. I have a patient who had a very similar experience. Eventually, her symptoms did resolve after the re-initiation of HIV therapy. Three weeks may not be long enough to tell if restart of your original... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...mild, and tend to go away after the a few days or weeks as your gut gets used to the medicine. HIV-Related Conditions If GI problems occur without a recent change in medication, it's probably not a drug side effect. If they continue or get... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...vomiting, or stomach pain; sore throat, shortness of breath, or cough; or a general ill feeling. These symptoms are listed on a warning card included with the prescription; individuals should carry the warning card with them at all times. If a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Trizivir

...drugs it contains -- see Epivir, Retrovir, and Ziagen. Of note is the hypersensitivity reaction (HSR, an allergic-like reaction) warning on abacavir; see Ziagen. A simple and inexpensive blood test for HLA-B*5701 can identify people at high risk... Read more »
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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 »

A warning to all women

Posted by capri75, 2 Replies
Just to let you know that there are scammers on HIV+ dating sites. They know how vulnerable we are and they are ready to attack as quick as they can. They will tell you how much they love you and wanting to marry you as in yesterday. They would also... Read more »

A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...you have any connection with Malawi or know anyone going there on holiday, as a volunteer (as I was) or for any reason, please warn them about this man. I dont want any other woman to suffer the way I have. Unfortunately, it seems we are unable... Read more »

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