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drinking on meds
Nov 24, 2001

dear dr. how much can i drink on hiv meds? can i party as long as i take my meds religiosly?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

A minimal alcohol intake will not have adverse effects. However, Alcohol can affect the immune system by depressing some T cell function. In addition, one has to be careful with chronic ingestion. Because there may be additive effects of alcohol associated with HIV meds or other meds, hepatitis C virus infection, that could cause hepatitis or cirrhosis.



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