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What Makes Aids Symptoms Worse

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Could my Hiv Meds be making my depression/anxiety worse?

Hi. I have noticed a trend in increased anger / anxiety starting 3 days after I drink even moderatly or even have to take pain meds for something. This severe (mood swing) will be a challenge for about 3-4 days. I have noticed this since I started...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Based on the different regimens that you've been on without significant change in symptoms, and perhaps that the symptoms worsen after alcohol, I'd be inclined to think that the medications have little to do... Read more »

Androgel Making Lipo worse?

Dr. Henry....I am currently taking Norvir, Reyataz, Viread and Videx. I noticed that when I... Read more »

Lack of sleep makes labs worse?

Hi Doc, I've been poz for 7 years with excellent numbers. Over the past six months, however,... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Making Change Real: The State of AIDS in Black America 2009

From the CEO: An Opportune Moment -- If We Act Executive Summary: Making Change Real The State of AIDS in Black America The State of Prevention: From Bad to Worse Q&A: Dr. Anthony Fauci The State of Treatment: Planning for Life ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Everyday Heroes -- Long Beach Gay-Friendly Church Makes Sure HIV/AIDS Patients Can Eat

The AIDS Food Store at Christ Chapel of Long Beach, Calif., has operated a free weekly or bimonthly food distribution program for 27 years to help persons with HIV/AIDS. Participants do not have to be church members to receive help. The store... Read more »

HIV in the Classroom: Making AIDS Activist History a Part of U.S. History

HIV in the Classroom: A Spotlight Series Do you think the general U.S. population just "got used to AIDS?" No, of course not. "It wasn't a passive process, and they weren't nice about it," recalls filmmaker Jim Hubbard; "This country had to be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results

This booklet is for women who got screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test and an HPV test. It will help answer common questions about: What is cervical cancer? What is HPV? Cervical cancer screening tests What Does My Pap Test Result... Read more »
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is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

What's worse?

Posted by pozsailor1, 1 Reply
Just hiv-1 elisa neg at 12 months.
My question is...and please take this serious. Would it be better to have hiv-1 with all of the meds (and the optimism that goes along with the meds), or a less virulent but mostly untreatable virus such as hiv-2... Read more »

Do you feel better or worse with meds?

Posted by nnhood, 3 Replies
I actually have not been diagnosed with HIV yet, but have been trying to find a diagnosis actually.

I did have a CD4 done and it was at 701, which is down from 1000 in 2003-2004 six years ago.

I feel fine really other than I have achey legs all the... Read more »

How Should I Be Prepare for the Worse?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last year my wife of 20 years and I went through a very difficult time with our relationship. After months of hurtful words and no physical attention, I decided to accept several sexual offers, primarily unprotected oral from guys. There were also... Read more »