New meds vs older meds
Jul 31, 2013
Doctor, Medications liek Atripla, Stribild just to mention some do really have less Long term effects when compared to old regimens used back the by some of the LTS on thii site. I just read that a lot of them mention that meds destroyed their bodies and have bunch of issues after so many years. Thanks
Response from Dr. Henry
Older regimens unquestioably were often both life saving and tough on patients bodies. Newer regimens both are better at suppressing HIV replications and being well tolerated both initially and over the first years of treatment. Only long term monitoring will reveal if there are hidden or not yet appreciated side effects from the newer drugs. I am cautiously optimistic from my own clinical observations and the medical literature that most patients will be doing OK in the decades ahead though dealing with aging and other non-AIDS or treatment related health problems will be challenging (getting old with increasing health problems is difficult even in the general population). KH
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