|thank you for your answer, may I have some more please?
Aug 14, 2011
Although having antiviral properties itself, is caffeine (rediculous quantities of high test coffee) ok while on PEP (Kaletra and Combivir)? I know smoking is bad, regardless, but does that interfere with antivirals?
| Response from Dr. Young
Caffeine doesn't have any significant antiviral properties, but is perfectly ok to consume while taking HIV medications.
Yes, tobacco is not a good thing, but also doesn't have any significant interactions with HIV medications (millions of HIV positives smoke, unfortunately, but this doesn't seem to block effectiveness).
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