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Author Topic: Kaletra and the Brain ( Another brain post)  (Read 1197 times)

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Offline roy100

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Kaletra and the Brain ( Another brain post)
« on: November 08, 2010, 12:16:15 PM »
I decided to open a new post about the brain, since the other one was to full, and going out of its main purpose.
In that other brain post, I read about the Aids medications not crossing the blood -brain barrier.

I decide to do a little research on the medication I am taking  ( Kaletra , Truvada ) and found out that Kaletra does work for HIV in the brain:


I was also interested in Kaletra  and Truvada as causing depression, and found that Kaletra only has up to 3%  chance of causing it,


and Truvada up to 9% ,


Does anyone have any experience with these medications in relation to mental health?

Also I was very worry after reading the other brain post , and how HIV effects the brain, and decided to share this information.
Diagnosed 18Th March 2010
March 30Th VL +100,000 CD4 46
CD8T  575 CD8 %60.6
On Truvada and Kaletra. . Remeron 15mg  and150 mg  wellbutrin xl for depression. Clonazepan 2 mg to sleep. Omeprazole 20  once a day.
July 17 2010 Vl 362 CD4 155, 6.4 %
CD8T suppressors 1482 CD8% 61.1
 Nov 16 2010: V l 937 CD4 188,10%
CD8T Suppresors 997 CD8%55.8
August 15th 2011 Vl UD, less than 40.
CD4:543(26.7%) CD8:887 (43.6 %) Ratio .61
Jan 14th,2012 ,less than 40.
CD4:478 (24.4%) CD8: 962 (49.1%) Ratio.50
June 2012 CD4 599, CD8 856 UD
Oct 2013 CD 702, CD 843 UD Ratio:.87

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Kaletra and the Brain ( Another brain post)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 12:26:42 PM »
I've taken both of these medications, separately (with other meds) or together.  As far as mental health I'd say if you are experiencing depression it's not from the medication, but just from HIV/diagnosis itself (which wouldn't be unusual as that is seen in something like 60% of patients anyway).
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Offline Nextdoor_guy

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Re: Kaletra and the Brain ( Another brain post)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 04:10:16 PM »
hey buddy, I am on Kaletra 2 pills twice per day, but cannot say it caused depression. I was anyway before being infected a depressive guy, and the funny thing is that now, I am less depressed cause I know that I have no other choice that live and fight with this shit...
There's too much confusion.


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