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How Common
Aug 31, 2001

How common are serious side effects to treatment. Are the newer drugs better? What are the best ways to avoid side effects?

Response from Dr. Bartlett

Medications which treat HIV can cause side effects, and some side effect, even if it is very minor, is relatively common. The good news is that many side effects are minor, and if they are more serious, that there are many different drugs to choose from. Before starting on any medication your health care provider should inform you about the potential side effects so that you can recognize them. Different drugs have the possibility of different side effects, and therefore an individualized regimen can be chosen. Many newer regimens are being developed which can have the potential for fewer side effects.

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