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Aug 21, 2005

I have been following the development of TMC 114/235 and now 278 as well as REVERSET. Are these compounds going to be ground breaking therapies that continue to reduce the toxicities of HAART? I am currently taking Viramune and Truvada and am undectable with no side effects. I feel better than I have in years. However, I am still a bit worried about the long term side effects of Viramune on my liver. Are there any studies showing any long term negative effects from Viramune use? Thanks for all of your help over the past few years.....reading the answers on this site has kept me hopeful about living a fairly normal, healthy life.

Response from Dr. Pierone

Hello, glad to hear that you are doing well with the regimen you are currently on.

If the liver function tests are normal on Viramune then there is no reason to be concerned about long-term side effects from this medication.

The TMC family of compounds (114,125,278) are very promising indeed. They have the potential to nicely expand treatment options if they succeed in clinical trials. Reverset I suspect will be more of a niche agent for people with nuke-resistant virus (but this is an important niche) if its development is successful.

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