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Zoloft And Aids

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs can interact with some HIV medications. Generally, the safest class of antidepressants for use with HIV medications is selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI's) such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil. Popular herbal preparations used for depression that include St. Johns wort should not be taken with some HIV medications. Meditation, massage, yoga, breathing, and relaxation exercises are all...
Ask the Experts

My CD4 count dropped to 196 after a very stressful week

Is it possible that my CD4 could have dropped so low because of stress? Will my CD4 go back up with out meds? At this point I have'nt been told my viral load. I'm up for the battle but my CD4 has never been that low. The day they took the labs I was...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Stress can affect your counts. You don't indicate what the count or CD4 percentage was before this last test. I suspect as things mellow out your counts will go back up. Read more »


Dear Dr:My brother-in-law was misdiagnosed back in June of last year. He went in feeling fatigued, low sexual interest and sad. He was diagnosed with depression and low testosterone. After hormone injections, patches and being prescribed Zoloft for...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...As far as I know there is not any correlation between being placed on Zoloft or any of the other psychotropic drugs and hastening the onset of HIV related neuropsychiatric symptoms. Zoloft is among the Read more »

antidepressent for someone with HIV

What would you think is the best antidepresent for a person with hiv and questionable PML?Celexa?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...then Celexa would be a very good choice. Other antidepressants that are safe and effective in persons with AIDS would include Zoloft and Lexapro. These drugs have the advantage of being well tolerated and having very little in the way of drug... Read more »

very high doses of zoloft and xanax xr?????

Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
These are appropriate doses for you if your symptoms have improved (which they have) and you don't have any serious side effects (doesn't sound like you do).Your tolerance for exercise depends entirely on your prior history of exercise and whether... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...Concentration problems -- stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall Social withdrawal -- antidepressant agents such as Prozac or Zoloft Behavior that is abrasive or antagonizing -- antipsychotic agents such as Haldol and Risperdal Agitation and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...male to receive the AIDS cure. On November 19, 2001, I took the one-time infusion and have never looked at the litany of anti-HIV/AIDS drugs again. My personal gratitude serves as the impetus for this correspondence. The CDC?s Office of... Read more »

My Lover Has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hello, About ten months ago my lover told me he was HIV+. At the time, he was very sick and in the hospital from an infection. I basicly took care of him and when he came home from Read more »

HIV, alcohol and patience.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies worried about being impatient about everthing! I drink alcohol daily and take sustiva and combivir. Will alcohol and also zoloft for depression interact with the alcohol??? I work the afternoon shift and find it hard to get out of bed. HELP! Read more »

Newbie in Denver, CO

Posted by SlickWillieJ24, 6 Replies
...through and want to meet people who can "level" with me. I just turned 24, when I found out I already had developed full blown AIDS, I have been in and out of the hospital fighting PCP. If anyone out there can help me with some support I would... Read more »