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Give me hope !!!
Jan 8, 2004

I was diagnosed + last year. I started treatment on Aug/03. My Cd4 are 375 and my VL undetectable but I'm very scared about the long term effects. I must have then? Thanks, Hopeless guy

Response from Dr. Henry

Each situation is somewhat different regarding the possibility of side effects. Though I deal with drug siede effects daily, that is nothing compared to the pre-HAART days when I had patients dying constantly after suffering an average of 4-5 AIDS defining infections with severe suffering. If a side effect is a problem for a given patient I usually try to stop the offending drug and switch to something different depending on the situation. I have numerous patients who have little or no side effects after 6-7 years of effective treatment (though they may develop other medical problems due to aging etc). KH

gained and want to take a herbal diet pill
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