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Working Night Shift And HIV Meds

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Splitting HIV medication in half

I usually work days, but every few weeks I work a week of night shifts (midnight to 8am). I normally take my medication (Sustiva and Kivexa) at 10pm each evening before going to sleep, but have quickly found out that I cannot function on night...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...excellent and very valid medical reason for avoiding the periodic rotations onto the graveyard shift. 3.If you cannot get off the nightshift and the side effects are persistent beyond the initial 6-8-week-treatment period, you might need to... Read more »

Can a HIV patient get the lapband and will meds still work afterwards?

If a HIV patient is on meds can they get the lapband procedure done with no problem? After the... 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 »
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AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...course, if a treatment works, you can find people who will tell you about it. But testimonials don't prove that the treatment worked. Look for results of research studies or other evidence. Be suspicious if the promoters use key words like ... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...flu. Symptom Possible Symptom of Flu? Possible Symptom of Acute HIV? Fever Yes Yes Chills Yes Yes Night sweats Yes Yes Rashes Yes Yes The only time you're likely to develop any symptoms of HIV is during... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...needles Numbness Feet feeling like they are asleep Stumbling when you walk Feet throbbing or cramping at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the... Read more »
Connect With Others

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...notions of drug-enhanced muscularity that is neither smart nor healthy. since testing positive, i have had an obvious major shift in priorities. working out/getting bigger and a general healthier lifestyle has become so much more important, not... Read more »

Poz Healthcare workers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HIV+ guy who works in medicine, and I am desperately seeking others like me. I am having a great deal of difficulty with my shift-work schedule and the high stress level of my work. How do others cope? My health is declining because of work... Read more »

No Energy

Posted by funguy, 9 Replies
...actually about dealing with my partner who is HIV+ as I am. He is fortunate in that after testing poz 4 yrs ago he is still not on meds. His last labs CD4 - 400+, VL 30,000...I think. The problem I am looking for some help with is he is tired... Read more »

Can you work full time with hiv/aids forever?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...very large child support payments. These ex-wives of mine do not know I have hiv. Will I be able to work full time when on meds and keep supporting these kids? These ex wives do not have jobs and rely on my support to take care of these kids. ... Read more »