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I am HIV negative,my girlfriend is positive. Can we have a baby?

I’m currently dating this woman who has HIV and hepatitis B. She didn’t
tell me she had this. We didn’t have sex as she didn’t want to.

So a couple months went by. We were at her house. Then she told me she had HIV
and hepatitis B. I didn’t know what to say or do. She takes care of herself by taking her meds and eats right.

She says her count is low. I still don’t know what that means. But anyways, I’ve grown to
love and want a future with her.

We had sex a few times after she told me. I used protection. But I love this woman. And I want to marry her someday. And have kids with her.

She had boyfriends before we met and they never got infected.

My question is. Her count is low and if don’t use protection can I get infected. And what about the day I marry her and we want to have kids?

How do we make this happen without me getting infected?

I really love this woman. Please help I’m confused.

In China, on Kaletra with pain in ankle and sleeplessness.

I have to take one Imodium once daily to control my diarrhea caused by wasting at the moment, plus Kaletra, tenofovir and lamivudine. I am also taking vitamin B12.

My ankle and leg are all hurting and my ankle sweats a lot at night. I often wake up with leg and ankle pain and discomfort.

I have very disturbed and shallow sleep and struggle a lot with weakness, sleeplessness and foot /leg problems.

I started taking treatment from 10 February. I switched from Stavudine (d4T) to Tenovir after 1 month (now on tenofovir, Kaletra and lamivudine).

I am from China and it is difficult to get support.

Why has the ankle sweat and peripheral neuropathy (tingling) symptom worsen after I stopped d4T?

CD4 is 9, on Kaletra with diarrhea, wasting and sleeplessness

I am currently experiencing wasting and very bad diarrhea. My CD4 count is 9. I am on Kaletra, lamivudine and tenofovir regime for 2 weeks after switching over from stavudine (d4T), Kaletra and lamivudine twice daily for 1 month due to foot numbness problem.

I am having problems sleeping now for a week (maybe 10 minutes sleep every 2 hours at night) and wonder if this is some medicine side effect or just a symptom?

Somebody at work had TB- am I at risk?

I was diagnosed with HIV in January with CD4 count if 110.

I have started treatment with Atripla and I am also in septrim.

I have been off work for few weeks getting over the side affects of the Atripla. These have now passed and I am preparing to go back to work but gave just found out that there has been an instance of TB in my office.

I am now apprehensive about returning to work. How concerned should I be and what precautions should I and my employer take?

I'm HIV+, can I still drink beer?


Thanks for all the help and support you provide.

I have been positive for 2 years i belive, but i was diagnosed last November 2011, now my CD4 Count is 670.

I would like to ask you if there will be any problem if I drink 2 beers once in a week, because i have been doing it i hope it wont affect me?

How much do ARVs cost in developing countries?

Are all antiretrovirals treatments as costly as $12000 to $ 15000 per year per person?

Are cheaper generic medicines used in developing countries equally effective and side effects free as to HAART? Do they assure same life expectancy?

What is the cost of tripple combination dose antiretrovirals treatments per month per person?

Is HAART the only effective treatment for HIV?

Is there any chance of getting cheaper HAART in coming couple of years?

Will diet and exercise increase my CD4 count?

My last cd4 count, taken 05/2011 was 453,and my most recent one taken last month came back as 280.

Now this has come as an extreme shock to me and hard to accept. I am not ready to start meds.

Can I re-take a cd4 test just for reassurance?

All my other previous ones have been above 500. Yes my diet has been beyond poor but what could be the main/possible cause for such a drastic drop?

Also need to know if I can boost it up by getting back on track with my diet and exercise?

Should I start taking statins?


I am 54 and have been positive for almost three years.

I choose to start treatment five months ago and went undetectable shortly afterwards and my CD4 is currently 595, I am taking isentress and truvada.

I read with interest information about statins and am considering asking my consultant to go on them.

If I do start to take a statin which one would you recommend is best for me.

I read that the benefits of statins are cholesterol-lowering (my last cholesterol result was 4.1), reduced immune activation and inflammation and a significant reduction in the risk of some cancers.

What I am not sure about are the side effects/harm statins can do and whether the long term use will significantly adversely affect my quality of life.

Any information you can give would be very welcome. Thanks

How bad is it to have diabetes and HIV together?

I am a 30 years old woman .I have been HIV positive since 2009 and on combination treatment. Currently my viral load is undetectable and my CD4 count is above 500.

I just had a baby girl last month. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant.

Now that I have the baby, I have been asked to have a glucose tolerance test done to check whether it was just during the pregnancy or if I could be at risk of diabetes.

My question is being HIV positive, how bad it is to have diabetes also? And what types of treatment will I have be put on? Basically I would just like to know quite enough about the condition, just to be prepared.

Thank you.

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