HIV and MEDs
Aug 28, 2013
My daughter has been on Prezista, Norvir, Isentress, Truvada,and other meds for 15 + years. Recently she had a severe bleeding in her eusophus (varicies)and almost died. After many test after giving her 8 units of blood, they found no problem in her liver, they thought for sure it was the liver, portal vein, nothing there, she was in the hospital 3 weeks and has been at home now for 6 weeks and is still weak, has some dizzyness, and hardly any appetite, Is this just a cause of the HIV in her body and all the meds over time that are now effecting her body organs?
Response from Dr. Henry
Esophageal varices would be an unusual side effect of her current HIV medications.Some of the older medications (like ddI) may contribute to liver scarring/fibrosis that can lead to portal hypertension/varices. HIV infection itself would rarely directly cause isolated esophageal varices. KH
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