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Michigan Legalized Recreational Marijuana; What Does It Mean for People Living With HIV?

Michigan is the first state in the Midwest and the 10th state in the nation to legally recognize marijuana for recreational use. But how does this change things for people living with HIV and other medical conditions?

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AIDS and Opportunistic Infections

Learn more about the infections that occur more frequently and are more severe in people with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV.

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HIV Medicines and Side Effects

Key PointsHIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. Sometimes HIV medicines can also cause side effects. Most side effects from HIV medicines are manageable, but a few can be serious.Overall, the benefits of HIV medicines far o...

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How to Avoid Rare HIV-Related Diseases: Get Tested, Start Treatment

Tamika Thomas' HIV went undiagnosed for years, and as a result, she developed a condition called PML, which is the reason Tamika is in a wheelchair.

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We Should Take Fungal Infections More Seriously. Here's Why.

Some fungal diseases can be extremely serious and, particularly for those with compromised immune systems, even life threatening. People living with HIV are among those most at risk.

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HIV-Related Pain

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Introduction What Causes Pain? Common Types of Pain Assessing Pain Pain Management What to Do if You Have Pain

Introduction

Pain is common in people living with HIV (HIV+). One study found that more than half of women l...

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An Overview of Azithromycin (Zithromax)

Other Names: Zithromax, Zmax, azithromycin dihydrate Drug Class: Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections

What Is Azithromycin?

Azithromycin is an antibacterial prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ...

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An Overview of Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

Other Names: Biaxin, Biaxin Extended Release, Biaxin XL, clarithromycin extended release Drug Class: Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections

What Is Clarithromycin?

Clarithromycin is an antibiotic prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food a...

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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

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Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects More Common Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking C...

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What Is an Opportunistic Infection?

Key PointsOpportunistic infections (OIs) are infections that occur more often or are more severe in people with weakened immune systems than in people with healthy immune systems. People with weakened immune systems include people living with HIV or ...