|2 to 3 drinks OK on ART?
Dec 11, 2012
Hi Expert Dr's! I started Complera 5 weeks ago and my kidney, liver and other functions are ok- good. A couple of nights ago I had 3 standard drinks...(beer). It was a few hours after my meal with Med. In a few days I am going for my first Cd4, VL count. This is the only time I have drunk alcohol in the time I have started Complera. Is this a bad decision on my part?..Is it ok to "have a couple" ( when i say that I MEAN 2-3, not 10!) once in a while (1-2 times a month)? I am fairly shy but find a couple of beers a great 'social lubricant'...With this my Q: I am not 'pushing it' too much am I? Enjoy Christmas from all us Aussies! Thanks for all of your help this year Dr's!
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting from 'Oz.
It's ok to have an occasional alcohol drink with your HIV medications- my only reservation is if you have pre-existing liver disease (or hepatitis virus infection), or if the drinking might interfere with your ability to adhere to the medication dosing and dietary requirements of your regimen.
I hope that helps, BY
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