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Anti HIV Medications And Alcohol

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Ask the Experts

alcohol and hiv medication

My consultant wants me to start on anti virals but is concerned that my alcohol intake is too high. what is the problem with this and what detrimental effects can alcohol have?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...There are two major issues related to alcohol and HIV medications.The first, relates to whether your drinking could interfere with your ability to adhere (really adhere) to the prescribed treatment Read more »

HIV Meds and Alcohol

I have been taking HIV medication for almost a year. Being over 21 I also definitely enjoy... Read more »

alcohol and medication

I am 39, male, and I have noticed that through my 11 years of treatment, my tolerance towards... Read more »


...those used to treat HIV infection, may cause hepatotoxicity. Hepatotoxicity has developed in HIV infected people taking anti-HIV medications from three classes: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) , non-nucleoside reverse... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...three ways in which the gut responds to anything that comes into your body that might be harmful. The Gut and HIV HIV, HIV medications, and HIV-related conditions can all cause problems in the gut. HIV The gut is the site of hidden... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...their medical visits less regularly and are more likely to progress quickly to AIDS. Starting HIV treatment and adhering to HIV medications (taking your HIV drugs correctly) are less likely in chronically-depressed HIV-positive women. If you... Read more »
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Medication and Nightmares

Posted by whyyyyyy, 1 Reply
...drinking because of the threat of liver damage shown in my blood work. He said, taking anti-retro viral medication and drinking alcohol at the same time is like dumping gasoline on a fire". Great, I thought to myself. My social life is over!... Read more »

Alcohol and HIV

Posted by wonderbread, 2 Replies
...Hey all! I have been posative for about twenty months now. I am not taking any med yet but was wondering about alcohol. Some time I like to come home and a few beer after work or with friends on friday night but have been noticing that over the Read more »

New to this

Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much or little sleep etc, I still feel like crap all the time, all I want... Read more »

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