New treatment side effects
Jul 6, 2005
I have been on Combivir and Sustiva for 2.5 years. Due to the loss of muscle mass in my arms, legs and buttocks, I began to explore other options in terms of medications. After doing some research and posting questions in this forum - I decided to switch. After seeing an Infectious Disease Specialist - I made the switch to Truvada and stayed on Sustiva. Within the first 72 hours, I noticed that I began having libido issues. I researched the side effects; however, I have not run across anything that notes these types of issues. Other than the libido issues, everything else is normal, therefore, I am hoping to work this out.
Response from Dr. Conway
Given that the only new medication that you are on is the Viread part of the Truvada, I will focus on this. There is little evidence that Viread has any sexual side effects, so I do not think your medications are the problem. I would certainly look elsewhere for a cause to your change in libido.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- When Donating Blood Does It Get Tested For Hiv?
- Why Does Uganda Have Lower Rates Of Hiv/aids Infections When Compared To Other Sub-saharan African Countries?
- Oraquick Rapid Hiv-1 Antibody Test
- How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Seborrheic Dermatitis?
- Symptoms Of Oral Warts
- AIDS Risk Erotic Massage
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.