|Meds are toxic
Jul 7, 2009
What happens to the body when one is been on medication for the past 4 years, and resently her doc. changes meds for because of lack of facilities at their hospitals. The newer meds works well but about 18months downwards the body show some changes. e.g. gaining wight on the upper body. why is that happening? The patient dicided to stop the meds once she relised that. wht will happen to such a patient?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Stopping effective HIV treatment usually results in low of T-helper cells with a rapid return of viral levels to pretreatment levels with associated increased risk for clinical events. The side effects attributed to the HIV meds may or may not get better after stoppig the meds depending on many factors. Many side effects thought to be the HIV drugs are also related to the underlying HIV infection so may get worse when meds are stopped. Often very difficult to sort out particularly in areas of the world where treatment options are limited. KH
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