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Working Night Shift And HIV Meds

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Working night shift on Sustiva

My HIV treatment plan consists of Combivir and Sustiva, of which I maintain a strict schedule of taking them around 10 am and pm, respectively. However, my job is one of shift work that rotates counterclockwise. This means I work 6-7 days of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This is tough. I know you love your Sustiva but it may just not be the right drug for your lifestyle.You can ask to change to a more consistent schedule (do you risk only getting the graveyard shift?). I am unaware of the legal aspects but you can... Read more »

Sustiva on night shift

Hello!I`m about to join a research about a new HIV drug. According to the protocol, I might have to... Read more »

56 and still working rotating shifts

I'm 56 years old and have had HIV for 6 years. My viral load has been undetectable for most of... Read more »

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Shifting Focus

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Connect With Others

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 my nerves, but working out and making myself very tired helped thanks... Read more »

Hiv+ for 20yrs/No meds having night sweats/rash

Posted by ajpooboy, 5 Replies
I am a white male Nordic background and have never been sick.I have never been on Meds ever. Been Poz for 20+ yrs but now am having night sweats/day sweats and have developed a rash all over my body. Mt CD4 has always been around 600 and my VL... 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" as for me that conjures notions of drug-enhanced muscularity that is... Read more »

Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
This is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »