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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
...experience mood changes, such as irritability, which may account for the temper. These side effects are probably not related to the sleep meds.The bleeding gums can be due to a variety of causes, including poor nutrition and poor oral hygiene. Read more »

Having less than 6 hours of sleep can cause delayed HIV serconversion

Hi Dr. Bob,Another worried-well question: I had a protected vaginal sex but performed unprotected... Read more »

hiv, sleep apnea, memory loss: any link?

HIV+ for 12 yrs. Doing well on HAART: CD4 540, VL 35. On Viread, 3TC and Nevirapine. Developed... Read more »
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caffeine, sleep, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...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 occurs when persons... Read more »

AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

First night I slept all night

Posted by hrdrsr, 2 Replies
...I have been reading a lot on here on how to sleep when you are on meds, but I am not on them and I have had my mind never go to sleep since I found out about this. I know it is 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... Read more »