|re HIV med safe?
Oct 24, 2008
dr young; you responded by saying HIV meds where safe to take for quote: many many years- can you give me some idea exactly how many?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for the follow up.
In most clinical trials, the number of patients that discontinue medications because of side effects or toxicity is very low-- usually less than 5-10%. The best (or longest-term) studies are out to about 4-5 years.
In real world clinical practice, I've got a bunch of patients who have been continuously on medications for upward of 10 years.
Exactly how long will this last is only a prediction, but it's my best guess is that it will indeed be for many decades.
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