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do meds work right away?

I just started taking HIV meds truvada and viramune today. do they start working right away? What can I do to reduce the stress on my liver that these drugs cause? Can I still go out with friends for drinks a couple nights a week? What about taking...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. For someone just starting out on an antiretroviral regimen it is best to minimize potential interacting or confounding medications and drugs. This would mean avoiding alcohol, Tylenol, and ibuprofen for the first... Read more »

Please tell me!!! Can HIV be spread right away!

Hi Doc.I've asked this question before but i never got answered. I'm really worried... Read more »

Start Meds Right Away?

I am a newly-diagnosed 45 year-old man. I recently got my lab results back (CD4 count: 57, viral... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New U.S. Global AIDS Chief Gets to Work Right Away

Hours after his Senate confirmation, the new U.S. global AIDS coordinator flew from the Bay Area to Geneva. Dr. Eric Goosby was sworn in as soon as his plane landed and got directly to work leading the U.S. delegation in a meeting with the UNAIDS... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

If It Smells Like Fish, That Cat's Not Right

As a youth peer advocate for Circle of Care in Alameda County -- home of Oakland, California and across the bay from San Francisco -- Lizette Green goes into high school classes to educate teens about the prevention of HIV and other sexually... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HHS Officials Discuss Take Away Messages From AIDS 2012

The AIDS.gov blog provides video footage of a conversation between Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Nils Daulaire, director of the Office of Global Affairs at HHS, which took... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Beijing Officials to Punish Hospitals, Clinics That Turn Away HIV/AIDS Patients, Set Up Hotlines

Beijing's Municipal Health Bureau said it plans to punish hospitals and health clinics that deny treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS and has set up telephone hotlines for HIV-positive people to report such facilities, Xinhuanet reports... Read more »
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on my last leg,symptoms that will not go away

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello and thank you for reading my post,i am all alone in this and i dont have anyone to talk too,and i have no car to go to consuleling,i am very scared,because i cannot diagnose my self and i have been going to the doctor 2 times a month since... Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!

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Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all
I know this may not be the right place to post questions about herpes but i dont know where else to go. I was just wondering if it was possible to have genital herpes without ever having any genital warts? I do have something though and i dont... Read more »

swollen lip nd Herpes Zoster

Posted by LLsexyLL, 1 Reply
On Wednesday I was just sitting and chatting with my colleague at work when I felt a funny sensation on the left part of my bottom lip, and then my lip just started swelling . I looked ridiculous like half my lip had been stung by bees. Three hours... Read more »