NEWER HIV DRUGS

MANY NEW DRUGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR HIV TREATMENT. THE OLDER DRUGS LIKE STAVUDINE AND ZIDOVUDINE HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY NEWER DRUGS LIKE DARUNAVIR , DOLUTEGRAVIR AND BICTEGRAVIR. ITS ALWAYS GOOD TO MONITOR FOR SIDE EFFECTS IF U ARE STILL USING ZIDOVUDINE AND NEVIRAPINE AS THEY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS ...

ORAL ULCERS IN HIV

Mouth ulcers are common in hiv positive patients. They commonly occur in stage 2 disease. Most common causes are herspes simplex, apthous/stress ulcers, vitamin b deficiency, oral candidiasis. some are very painful like in oral candidiasis and some complain of difficulty in swallowing.Treatment d...

can hiv positive patients receive covid vaccination

HIV patients can receive covid vaccine provided they are taking their hiv medicines regularly and their viral loads are undetectable and cd4 counts are atleast above 250 levels.They are at risk of getting active covid infection if they are not on anti retroviral treatment.patients with comorbid c...

ACUTE HIV INFECTION

Acute sero conversion illness:It is seen in patients in who has been recently infected with hiv infection.The patients present with fever with chills ,headache muscle pain, joint pains and lymphnode swelling in the neck.It usually subsides on its own as the patients immunity is intact in the earl...

SIDE EFFECTS OF HIV DRUGS

The above picture highlights the important side effects of hiv drugs .some of the older drugs like stavudine and zidovudine causes lot of side effects like vomitings and anemia, lipoatrophy and muscle wasting where as nevirapine and efavirenz causes skin rash and dizziness.The newer drugs like do...