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How can I help my liver to "clean" the sustances of the HIV medicine in my blood?

Hi! I'm HIV positive and I started my medication last month and I would like to know how can I help my liver with all of this medicine (Truvada and Efavirenz). I heard it's too much work for the organs and I would like to take care of my body. Also i...

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

Travel

I was asking if it's possible for me to work in Dubai for about 2years and bring my arvs along with me to cover for those two years I really need your help on this please. Thanks in advance

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

Mental illness and fear of transmission

Sorry to bother you. I am a heaIthcare professional and saw an out patient who is HIV positive and just got his finger pricked for a glucose test. He was also carrying his own file to the office. I was obviously handling the file as well but didnt se...

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

HAND and nadir CD4 count

Hello David I read your recent article on HAND, which resonates with me, as someone who lives with most of the neurocognitive problems discussed therein. When I first started mentioning these symptoms to my HIV doctors it was usually dismissed as dep...

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

Tattoos...is there a real risk?

Hello Dr F, I got a tattoo about one month ago at a licensed shop by a certified artist. I called the health department to make sure, and everything checked out. New needles and tubes were opened in front of me. However, I've not been feeling well (a...

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

Providing Medicine to Treat Opioid Addiction May Become Required for Substance Use Programs in New York

New York State regulators and harm reduction advocates work to ensure that abstinence-based recovery is not the only option for people using drugs.

By David Thorpe

I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

By Aaron Anderson

Mental Health Expert Uses His Life to Help Others Navigate HIV and Gender

Brian Belovitch has learned many lessons about self-care during his long journey with HIV and trans identity. Now he channels those lessons into his work as a mental health provider.

By JD Davids

Depression

Which meds are best for depression and is there a relationship between ARV'S and depression

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

Undectable transmission to healthcare

I work in a lab and was unaware a specimen I was processing was from a patient with HIV. I was processing a frozen tissue sample. I use universal protection, but that day I was sneezing a lot and at one point in a rush grabbed a piece of gauze with m...

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