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Will My HIV Medication Work When Using A PEG Feed

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...anti-HIV drugs, but your health care provider can choose drugs that easier on the liver. People with both infections are more likely to be depressed. Depression is a symptom of hep C. This can cause missed doses of medications (poor adherence, see Fact Sheet 405 ) and problems thinking (see Fact Sheet 505 .) HIV positive people with less than 200 CD4 cells are at highest risk for serious liver damage from hep C. ...
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PEG TUBE SPLASH TO EYE OF HIV+ PATIENT

i AM AN RN AND ON NOV. 9, 2008, I WAS GIVING MEDS VIA PEG TUBE TO AND AIDS PATIENT W/HIGH VIRAL COUNT AND LOW CD4 COUNT - HIV/RNA 854, ABSOLUTE CD4 1284, CD3% 95 (H), AND CD4+CD3 4(L), WHEN OPENING THE PEG TO ADMINISTER MEDS IT SPLASHED ME IN THE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
.... . ." The prescribing physician (hopefully an HIV specialist) should have explained potential side effects at the time the medications were recommended. I can't specifically answer this question, because side effects are different from person to... Read more »

Coinfection Treatment- Does old Mono treatment work better for acute patients

There is a lot of conflicting information for the best tratment for a coinfection. As I prepare to discuss this my Hep doctor, could you add your thoughts to what I should do.First, a May 31,2007 issue of Aids, "Is Peg inter mon the best firt line...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You are certainly doing your homework!The treatment of acute HCV and chronic HCV are different in terms of approach and duration.Acute HCV: There are ongoing trials Read more »

low cd4 on peg interferon

HIV undetect. on Atripla and Ziagen. Started pegysis/ribavarin six and a half wks ago, after 1 mo. at 190 pegasys and 1000mg ribavarin... dr. cut interferon in half and ribavarin to 600. I'm genotype 2, but had a high baseline load (6.75 million)...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...virus. Then sometimes I might cut back for side effects. HOwever, I don't usually cut back for blood counts since growth factors work so well. I don't know if this is an insurance issue or not...but I would be using those.5. The appropriate... Read more »

can a HIV + person work in the medical feild

hi there had a big question. I am 30yr old and i have been positive for like 4 months now. doing good with my meds and doing well health wise. want to go back to school for physician assistant program. what do you think? Are HIV + people allowed...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Yes, someone with HIV can work in a medical field. HIV is not transmitted by casual contact so most health care workers are not at risk for transmitting HIV. Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS, Drug Programs Should "Work Together," Sidibe Says in Opinion Piece

...be living with HIV. He adds, "Silence on harm reduction therefore is not an option," and "drug control and HIV programs must work together." Sidibe writes that these harm reduction programs must be "informed by evidence and grounded in human... Read more »
Project Inform

HIV Health Care Access Working Group Action Alert: Tell Congress to Make Health Care Reform Work for People With HIV/AIDS

...information and analyses of various health care reform proposals and the impact on people with HIV/AIDS. The HIV Health Care Access Working Group is hosting regular conference calls to update the community about health care reform efforts and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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...seven days." The study is published in PLoS One (Makoni, SciDev.Net, 6/24). Scientists Identify How Schistosomiasis Drug Works University of Minnesota Medical School researchers say they understand how the drug praziquantel works to treat... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...too low: HIV can multiply Viralload can go up Resistancecan develop HIV drugs can stop working The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), such as Viramune (nevirapine) and Sustiva... Read more »
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HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program at a major Read more »

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both... Read more »

depression medication dont work on me

Posted by nycman, 1 Reply
...i used to take depression medication years ago and i stop because didnt work on my. now i trying aggain and dont like. they just dont work on me and i feel like a Read more »