|negative side affects treatment against possible hiv aids
Sep 10, 2008
A relation of mine was mugged and bitten several times,as a preventation against possible hiv aids he was given the normal medication ATR.Now he has no energy,has large weight loss,has to lay down many times daily.What can we do to bolster his system ?,ie vitamins,etc,etc
| Response from Dr. Henry
Symptoms due to HIV drugs vary depending on which regimen is used. Those symptoms generally reverse quickly once the meds are stopped (used for up to 4 weeks for prevention situations like you describe). There is no vitamin therapy proven to treat or prevent short term side effects seen among some patients when starting HIV meds. Switching to better tolerated HIV meds is often a reasonabl option if a number of meds are available in your area. KH
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