Why Does Testim Smell

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Atripla and PAD , also loss of sense of smell & taste

I have a patient who has been HIV positive since 2001 and was not on medication. She started Atripla six weeks ago and c/o lower leg pains. States it feels as if "all the blood is being pooled in her lower legs", feels relieved only when her legs...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have heard of or cared for several patients who had some peripheral neurologic and taste/small effects after starting Atripla-in some cases those effects were persistence so a change in therapy was considered (ie changing the efavirenz to... Read more »

Testim by Auxilium

Has Testim been approved for treatment in HIV? Is this similar to Androgel? What can you tell me... Read more »

sense of smell

Hi Doctor,Just wondering if you could let me know if taking hiv drugs (currently on Combirvir and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...amounts, more often. Eat mild foods and soups, not spicy. Ginger ale or ginger tea might settle your stomach. So can the smell of fresh lemon. Exercise regularly. Don't skip meals or to lose too much weight! Marijuana (see Fact Sheet 731... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our body allowing us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not know... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...Salmonella are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. Contaminated foods usually look and smell normal. Contaminated foods are often of animal origin, such as beef, poultry, milk, or eggs, but any food,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Listeria and HIV

...CATIE News at: www.catie.ca/catienews.nsf/CATIE-NEWS . Bear in mind that foods contaminated with Listeria do not necessarily smell as though they are spoiled. Symptoms Listeria bacteria can disease -- listeriosis -- and even... Read more »
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Strange smell from the vagina

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...silfilis and my doctor has told me that I am OK, but I have every day a kind of strange sensation ( burning fluid, and a garlic smell from the cervix ) Can anyone help me ? Please. Is it something related to HIV after being tested negative after... Read more »

back amongst the living.....

Posted by Daisey, 3 Replies
...like a duck, then it is a duck.... so if i am too blind to see thru the camo, then i should have relied on my other senses. my sense of smell: (bull)shit all smells the same. it stinks. my sense of touch: knowing that deep inside the things he... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...overcome.Besides massive balding(i have a wig)there's NO HOPE on this one.What about a really weird odor coming from your skin(pores)it smells EXACTLY like burnt rubber.When I work out(sweat)the smell is so bad I want to throw up.I've changed... Read more »

Possibly the stupidest question asked here ...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...was at a club and I paid a guy hanging around in the toilets to get a spray from some unknown dedrants across my armpits - it smelled like normal deoderant but I did not recognise the label Okay, so basically, even if this guy thought up some... Read more »