I am newly diagnosed but healthy. I work 8 to 12hrs a day.... Sometimes more. I am constantly walking on concrete. I have noticed since starting my HIV meds that I get horrible cramps in my feet and calves. They are so painful that they wake me every night. I take a multi-vitamin and drink Gatorade. Has anyone else had this problem with cramps and if so, what can be done?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Can someone give me info on what antiviral drug copay costs would be for Medicare (turning 65 and need to choose a plan). I am on Atripla.
UPDATE: I found out there is a local SHIP office in most states to call. They were very helpful. People who have worked all their lives and have no disability and no other prescription coverage are forced to choose a Part D - Prescription Coverage. The monthly premiums are about $25 and up. But that's just the beginning. According to law "all… read more
Immune activation and inflammation persist in the majority of treated HIV-infected individuals and is associated with excess risk of mortality and morbidity. A new study by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers suggests that use of HIV RNA expression inhibitors as adjunct therapy might diminish atypical inflammation and restore immune function in HIV-infected individuals on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART).
HIV-1-infected individuals have… read more
Date: September 10, 2018
Source:University of Zurich
Around one percent of people infected with HIV produce antibodies that block most strains of the virus. These broadly acting antibodies provide the key to developing an effective vaccine against HIV. Researchers have now shown that the genome of the HI virus is a decisive factor in determining which antibodies are formed.HIV-1 genome influences immune reaction
A Swiss research team led by the University of… read more
Primary cerebral lymphoma cancer and HIV positive. Anyone else with this situation or similar and their outcome? Im getting treated for both and doctors said we are so advanced in meds that the outcomes have been major and positive then back in the days. Im staying positive as much as i can.
I gave my all to the man that gave me HIV. Now I'm afraid to even love or trust again so afraid that I'm gonna get sicker if I deal with the wrong woman or man. I don't know what to do I hope I'm not the only one feeling like this what should or could I do?
I have gained some weight since my last doctors appt since getting on the meds. I have gained like almost 20 lbs and I'm not happy with that at all. So I'm just wondering if anyone else been noticing any weight gain as well?