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What If You Sleep With Someone Who Has Hiv

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sleep & HIV meds

I am taking daily Truvada and Sustiva. I also have severe sleep challenges, so I add sleeping pills which have very limited effect and I suspect make me feel lousy the nest day. Are bleeding gums and a trigger temper perhaps aggravated by the sleep...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If your insomnia started or worsened around the time you started taking Sustiva, then it may be a side effect. Insomnia and vivid, sometimes disturbing dreams are fairly common side effects of Sustiva. Some people also experience mood changes, such... Read more »

Sleep Apnea + HIV

Hello Dr. FrascinoI tested positive for HIV in 2002. I'm not sure if I was positive before... Read more »

Possible pricked by someone during sleep.. possible HIV risk??

I just got out of a fright months ago, but now something new happenedI went with a family close... Read more »

Is Lack of Sleep an Obstacle to HIV Treatment Adherence?

Past studies have shown that over 70 percent of people living with HIV-positive have had issues sleeping, compared to 10 percent to 35 percent of the general population. Lack of sleep can make one more susceptible to developing colds; it can... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Sleeping Soundly When You Are HIV Positive

Before starting HIV medication, flight attendant Terry Wong never had a problem with jet lag or sleeping. "I could sleep just about anywhere anytime," he recalls. "If I was tired and there was a bed, I would pass out and be snoring in minutes."... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Depression and Wider Waist Linked to Sleeping Problem in People With HIV

HIV-positive people with depression and those with wider waists ran a higher risk of insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep) in a study of people cared for by the U.S. military healthcare system. 1 Compared with people without... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Life on Street Rough on People With HIV

Consequences of homelessness -- such as not having access to sleeping quarters, regular meals, clean clothing and hygiene essentials -- had the greatest single effect on the physical and mental health of homeless HIV patients, according to a... Read more »
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HELP! Sleeping on HIV+ person's bed

Posted by Harty1, 3 Replies
For about 2 months I slept on the bed of a person that I found rout to be HIV+. On top of that, i was told after that an enemy who is HIV+ had access to my room and was doing more things to my bed. This is important because now when i sweat pheople... Read more »

caffeine, sleep, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY which will examine the effect of caffeine on sleep and well-being in persons with HIV. Persons with HIV and AIDS seem to suffer more sleep disruption than the general population. This study will examine what... Read more »

Light sleeping / no sleeping / endless dreaming

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I'm on EFV, 3TC, & TDF (Efavirenz, Lamivudine, & Tenofovir). All taken at the same time, just before bed.

I either sleep so lightly that any movement or sound from my partner wakes me up; or I lie there for two to four hours not sleeping at... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For the last two or three months i have been going to bed at 3a.m and not getting any sleep what so ever so do you think maybe this is the cause of some of my symptoms related to HIV maybe im getting sick from not getting enough sleep and yes im the... Read more »