where are these awful side-effects?
Sep 13, 2006
I have been taking HIV medicine for 7 months now (once-a- day combo of Norvir, Truvada and Reyataz) and I have really not experienced any of the side-effects that I was warned about. I have noticed a few instances of gastro-intestinal distress, but I have always been able to attribute that to something I ate or my normal problems with lactose absorption. Should I worry that I'm not experiencing the side-effects common to HIV treatment? I mean, I feel pretty good most of the time.
Response from Dr. Henry
It is important to not understate the frequency of anticipated side effects to best inform and prepare patients for what they can expect. On the other hand, many of the newer regimens often result in relatively few side effects. Your regimen with boosted atazanavir and Truvada is often well-tolerated with minimal side effects so your experience of little/no side effects is experienced by many patients. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
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.