Latest by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Missed. Vein

What can I do to treat a missed vein on my arm. Swollen, Red, Hot

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Ayahuasca & HIV

Mr. David, first of all I want to thank you for taking the time to answer me, it was a very pleasant surprise because although I wrote with genuine interest I did not think he would answer me or at least not so soon, so thank you very much. Also, of ...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Smoking METH 2 WEEKS AFTER POST JAW SURGERY

I had surgery about 2 weeks ago. I fractured my left jaw so they went in and put a plate and screws and stitched it now i that the stiches disolved i figured that the wound was closed. So I've been smoking for the past 4 days and i rince my mouth oft...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

HIV&DRUGUSE

To avoid possible incrimination, this above question is posted for a friend. This friend used drugs in Thursday January 25th at about 2 pm. He used a clean needle, clean, cooking item, clean water and cotton. Everything about preparing the drug into ...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

HIV & Ayahuasca

Hello Mr. Facwett, my question is about the risks of Ayahuasca consumption in a therapy related to my treatment, I am a 54 year old man, undetectable HIV positive in very good physical health, the therapy in question is in a certain sense "emotional"...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Memory issues, 'HAND' Quality of life

I am happy to hear people can expect to life until about 75 with HIV. I was hoping for more information though about quality of lifeHow common will HIV fatigue and memory issues be for those taking modern antivirals for 20 years?

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Cocaine interaction with hiv meds

Hi Doctor. Is there any info about how cocaine consumption interacts with hiv medication (in this case its about a patient Ive been treating for his addiction problem, who just started the 2 meds treatment and consumes cocaine by snorting). thanks!...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Complera psychiatric side effects

Dear Dr Fawcett, I've been on Complera for about 5 months, since then I'm feeling somehow depressed and my mood changes continuously. I know rilpivine can have some psychiatric side effects. I also been recently diagnosed and coping with this kind of...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Escitalopram and Lamivudine Efavirenz Tenofovir

Hey hey hey Dr. Fawcett! hello, its me again. Thank you for answering my question about developing OCD after taking antiretrovirals. That was very kind of you. I took your advised and began studying self help guides about CBT and made an effort to go...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Memory issues

I wanted to know if there has been any medication that helps those with HIV deal with memory decline? I hear even the latest medication doesn't help memory decline for those with this virus for 20 plus years. Is the only treatment currently vegetable...

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.