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Could caffeine transport Isentress/Truvada combo into brain?
Dec 26, 2010

I'm recently been infected and started treatment right away, within 11 weeks. Since starting treatment I have reduced my coffee consumption, thinking it is generally a healthier thing to do. However I've experienced the caffeine withdrawal headache tonight, so I made a pot of coffee and was drinking it when it came time to take my Isentress/Truvada combo. So I took it with my coffee. Of course my caffeine withdrawal headache went away but I got to wondering if the coffee and it's caffeine element could have assisted the anti-viral meds over the threshold and into the brain, a good thing, I suspect?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I am not aware of any data where coffee/caffeine facilitates HIV meds penetration into the brain.



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