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Antiretroviral Treatment Toxicity

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why these toxic side effects.why?

dr bobthanks for your work on this site.really appreciated.i need ur quick opinion on this.despite of huge advancement in medicine(science)why IS IT difficult for these doctors and scientists to develop anti-hiv drug thats free of toxic side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...therapies to help control HIV and decrease both HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality. That these potent therapies have side effects/toxicities is not surprising. I don't know of any effective medication for any medical condition that doesn't have... Read more »

HIV Treatment

Good day Sir.All anti-retroviral drugs have information concerning their toxicities. Infact, they... Read more »

Toxic Effects

Hello docs,Im trying to deal with my hiv positive status the best I can...Im trying to get rid of... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

A New Look at Liver Toxicity Development During Antiretroviral Therapy Containing Protease Inhibitors in Patients With HIV

...members of healthcare teams should monitor liver enzyme levels for signs of trouble. Liver enzymes should be monitored for all antiretroviral agents (e.g., Recent Johns Hopkins manual cites nevirapine/Viramune as the antiretroviral combination... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Antiretrovirals and Liver Toxicity: How Big a Concern?

...followed by Videx, Zerit, and, to a lesser degree, AZT, Epivir, Ziagen, and Viread. These results are generally consistent with the toxicities seen in human studies, but it's important to remember that what happens in the test tube may not... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Long-Term Toxicities Associated With HIV and Antiretroviral Therapy

...References Introduction Soon after the introduction of the first antiretroviral (ARV) agent, zidovudine (AZT), drug-related toxicities became recognized and well-characterized. Things have since become more complicated; there are now 17 ARV... Read more »
The Body

The Dangers of Mitochondrial Toxicity: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...nucleoside analog class of antiretrovirals, which includes Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) and Zerit (stavudine, d4T), cause mitochondrial toxicity that is associated with subcutaneous fat loss (lipoatrophy), muscle weakness (myopathy), and possibly... Read more »
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A Toxic Combination

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 9 Replies
If my dilemma was: - just dealing with the virus; or - just suffering with the guilt of cheating on my wife; or - just the feelings of rejections by those who said they loved me; or - just the constant blaming, belittlement and bursts of rage... Read more »

Toxicity: Your Experiences

Posted by Anonymous
...might be available in a new study on a once daily dosing schedule. My question is, what do u think about drug side effects/toxicity over the long term? Does anyone do a combo like this? Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...While extremely effective at controlling the virus in the patient's body, this therapy can't prevent the virus from producing toxic effects in the brain. Many HIV and AIDS patients are living significantly longer, more productive lives, but... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...injury. Dr. Elise Beltrami of the CDC's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention said the side effects have included liver toxicity and severe skin reactions. In one case, a 43-year-old health-care worker needed a liver transplant after... Read more »