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Fasting in Ramadan
Aug 21, 2009

Hi, i really would appreciate your answer on this particular question: would fasting effect negativly on HIVer in any how? considering that starting from 5am untill 6:30pm without food or water for 30 days, taking meds before it starts and after breakfast,CD4= 205 on meds for 8 monthes(7*2 pills) please advice, thank you for your great work

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your interesting post.

So long as you're not taking a medication that requires food (like the protease inhibitors atazanavir (Reyataz) or darunavir (Prezista)), there should be little affect of fasting on the effectiveness of your treatment.

Be well and thanks for your kind words, BY

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