Latest by Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Always tired. What can I do?

I'm always tired and fatigued no matter how much or little or sleep i get. I feel ill a lot and run down, I've been starting to get cold when usually I'm not, and very thirsty.

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Red Yeast Rice Safety in HIV+ People with Normal Cholesterol

Dear Nelson, Thank you for all your enormous help as a knowledgeable long-term survivor. You are a blessing to all of us. There is an ongoing debate and a big-scale study regarding the use of statins in HIV patients, regardless of their cholesterol l...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Haemoglobin at 19

Hi doc, I has used testerone while bodybuilding for few months and last week while having a routine blood check my haemoglobin level came back high at 19. What shall I do should I decrease it very slowly or stop.I was only taking 2 ml per week.. Or ...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

How can I gain weight while on ARVs?

How can i gain weight i started arv streatment during pregnancy which is last year my cd4 is 1009 after delivery i continued with the treatment

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

comenzar tratamiento y rash

Buenas me detectaron VIH en 10/2016 con Cd4 226 y CV 41000 sin embargo no recibi tratamiento hasta enero de este año 01/2017 me repitieron los examenes con CD4 522 y CV 59000, me dieron Lamivudina, Efavirenz y Tenofovir y a los 8 dias de comenzar el ...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

weight gain in hiv

I take Tdf/ 3Tc/Efv and am not gaining weightmy VL is LDL. How can I gain weight? Please help.

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Can my lipoatrophy be reversed?

Hi doc...I've been in a treatment for 10 years ,I was using 3tc ,d4t and AZT ...and now Ive noticed that they are lot of changes on body ..I now don't have hips ..I have skinny legs but now they changed me to odimune will my body change to normal I'v...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Body wasting away

Hi how are you? I am an hiv positive 28 year old.male. I train regularly at a local gym that is 3 -5 days a week depending on how I'll be feeling. Before I started taking hiv medication I had muscle.mass and I weighed between 110kgs and 107 kgs . Rec...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

creatinina elevada en paciente vih

Segun la ecuacion da un valor de 62.84 tomando en cuenta edad 39 y valor creatinina en sangre 1.40. Creatinina en orina normal. y todos los otros examenes de rutina( potasio, fosforo, hemograma, tiroides,perfil hepatico, perfil lipico). El doctor me ...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Efavirenz genérico

Hola Nelson Te escribo porque nos recibieron el año nuevo con un efavirenz genérico llamado Yoanivag, del laboratorio mexicano Novag. Hasta el momento había estado tomando Truvada y Stocrin. Mi pregunta es qué tan efectivos son estos medicamentos gen...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.