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Hi. Anyone Experience Dental Issues Related To Their HIV Meds?

Hi. Anyone Experience Dental Issues Related To Their HIV Meds?

Anyone experience dental issues, such as cavities, loss of, or soft enamel and/or gum erosion as an adverse effect of their HIV meds, Atripla, specifically? I've been taking Atripla since it became available, 10+ yrs ago, and I'm having these dental issues, despite taking care of my teeth. My dentist thinks it's from the meds causing dry mouth, so that bacteria thrives in the mouth, softening enamel at the gumline, creating a good environment for cavities to form.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I’m in a lawsuit involving viread. It’s pending.

posted over 1 year ago

Any One Suffering Chronic Kidney Disease Due To Virus, Medications?

Any One Suffering Chronic Kidney Disease Due To Virus, Medications?

I have Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. It came to light in 2008 when I had a battle with kidney stones and had surgery. Right now I'm stable with the meds and diet, but get very anxious every appointment with my kidney doctor afraid I have crossed over into Stage 4 and dialysis. Wondering if anyone has kidney issues from HIV or medications. Just want you to know you have support if you do.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I have been going to the Veterans Administration Hospital here in St Louis since 1999. I didn't find out I had a stage 3 kidney disease until about I guess 3 years ago. During an emergency room… read more

posted 11 days ago

Is Anyone Having Issues With Osteoporosis, Osteopenia Or Kidney Failure Due To Drugs Like Atripla Or Truvada?

Is Anyone Having Issues With Osteoporosis, Osteopenia Or Kidney Failure Due To Drugs Like Atripla Or Truvada?

I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis. It's extremely rare for young guys like me to get this especially since my health is otherwise perfect except for being HIV+.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Spent the whole month this past February because of taking Truvada.

It was nice knowing that my ID Doctor was prescribing me Truvada, and that he didn't know that it was the bad batch. Gilead is… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Medications And Winter

Medications And Winter

Now that winter is upon us here in the northern hemisphere, are you driving or going out to get your medications or do you have home delivery?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I go t pick mine up…helps with getting my exercise, my steps and takes care of my animals walk all in one shot…😷😀

posted 7 months ago

Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?

Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?

Have you ever read the pamphlet on your medications?
Some medications you can just take them without food.
Other medications you have to take them with food.
for the medications that you have to take with food do you know what kind of food you have to eat to make that drug work at its maximum?
Did you know that some HIV medications work better when you eat fatty foods?
It's important to read those pamphlets that come with the medications then you know how to actually take your medications.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I take mine at bed time

posted 8 days ago

Weight Gain And HIV

Weight Gain And HIV

When I first got Dx in 1998 my weight was 145-155 which I always managed I started Atripla and first thing I noticed was my hair thinning soon after I noticed a slow weight gain i eventually was switched to Striblid around 2012 and soon after the pounds kept coming even faster from 145-155 to 180 then I was switch to because my kidneys where being affected now on Genvoya about two years now and more weight gain now am at 198 and I am only 5’7-8 and this secretly has me very depress and my doctor… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

before HIV i as married and weighed 125 at the most,i got hiv and left my bitchy ex wife, because m DR said i wasvdieing so i put on five pounds in about three months, that was back in 1984, now i… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Release Your Creative Side

Release Your Creative Side

I know I've been MIA for a while. So bear with me. But as most of you know I write poetry. It's the way I can express my pain frustration about the situation going on and put on paper. Pain could be beauty in a work of art. So how do you release the pain into a masterpiece?
Simple question.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I tend to hold all of my feelings and emotions in because I don't like to cry so I feel myself about to cry or break down I just hold it in.

posted 3 months ago

Clinical Trials. Would Clinical Trials Be Able To Get My Viral Load To Non Detectable?

Clinical Trials. Would Clinical Trials Be Able To Get My Viral Load To Non Detectable?

My doctor is a well-respected researcher of infectious diseases. She said that because I've been on medication for over 30 years that she didn't think my viral load would ever be non detectable given the enormity of medications I have been given. Are there any clinical trials going on for people on my situation. My viral load is 124.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I would be hesitant with that comment ..I am afraid my dear friend that if you went off meds that the HIV would kick in ..maybe not the first three days but after a week of no meds bet your detectable… read more

posted 28 days ago