Can I still drink?
May 10, 2008
Hello there, I have been hiv poz for 4 years. I just started reyetaz, epsicom, and norvir. On the Epsicom it says no alcahol. However on poz.com in the forum I have spoken to many people on it who say it is fine. Even my doctor says a few drink here and there will be fine. I am not a big drinker. Maybe 3 or 4 beers in one sitting about 2 or 3 times a month. Is this ok? I have just started meds a month ago and have not had a drink since starting but would like to be able to socially drink but am nervous as I don't want to have a nasty reaction or something or drop dead becuz of it.
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
I'm in agreement with your doctor. In moderation, a drink here or there won't be a problem (provided that you don't have active liver disease or hepatitis). So long as your partying doesn't interfere with your adherence, there should be no problem.
A social drink won't cause you to drop dead; though missing too many doses of your medications might.
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