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What Are Over The Counter Treatments For Shingles

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Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...How Does It React With Other Drugs? Enfuvirtide has been studied to see if it interacts with other drugs. There are no known interactions with other anti-HIV medications. However, it has not been studied with all medicines, over-the-counter drugs or vitamin or herbal supplements. Be sure your doctor knows about all medications and supplements that you are taking. The Bottom Line Enfuvirtide is the first drug in a new class. It stops...
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Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I totally disagree with your doctor. I have discussed the "Swiss Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has... Read more »

cd4 count

what over the counter drugs can you take to boost or bring up your cd4 count quickly?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sorry, but there are no over-the-counter remedies to increase CD4s quickly or otherwise.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV positive, elevated liver enzymes

I'm HIV positive since January 2008, currently not on treatment. Today during my routine blood work my liver enzyme values came back somewhat high, ALT 62, AST 47. My hbv and hcv serologies were negative as of September 2008. My doctor immediately...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...hemochromatosis - a liver disease that is relatively common in the US - but not an issue related to HIV per se).Alcohol use and some over-the-counter drugs can sometimes cause elevated liver function tests as well. Would review any OTC you are... Read more »
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Raltegravir (Isentress)

...drugs. There are no known interactions with other anti-HIV medications. However, it has not been studied with all medicines, over-the-counter drugs or vitamin or herbal supplements. Be sure your doctor knows about all medications and supplements... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Interactions

...side effects. Large changes in the amount of the drug in your bloodstream can be caused by prescription and non-prescription (over-the-counter) drugs, recreational drugs, herbal products, or food. This is called a "drug interaction." Drug... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri)

...729 ) lowers the blood levels of maraviroc. Do not use it with maraviroc. Maraviroc has not been studied with all medicines, over-the-counter drugs or vitamin or herbal supplements. Be sure your health care provider knows about all medications... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...CD4 cell counts Take antibiotics, steroids, or birth control pills Douche, wear tight underwear, or use scented soaps Use over-the-counter drugs frequently to treat yeast infections or don't finish the full course of treatment Treatments... Read more »
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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 »

hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... year, I began to experience serious bouts of diahreah. At that time, I was not losing any weight and the over-the-counter meds were enough to keep it in check. My T-4 helper cells had been holding as... Read more »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so... Read more »

over the counter wart remover for genitals?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi. I have noticed some white colored bumps near my testicles, and I have one that is larger, and the other few are very small. I was wondering if it was safe to use an over the counter wart remover such as "duofilm" it is like "Compound W" I... Read more »