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Do Hiv Medications Make You Sick

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Scared of Meds due to being sick w/meds, but not sick when not taking meds.

I was taking HIV med once a day and I was sick for about a 1-1/2 yrs then decided to stop taking them and all the sudden I am back on my feet and doing great and now I am scared to take them again, cause I don't want to be sick again. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting. Your apprehension about medications as understanding. It's not unusual to be constantly sick for medications. Older generations of HIV medications did cause lots of side effects. Current medications generally... Read more »

Sickness bug and medications

Please can you help?I'm on medication for my HIV and take both Sustiva and Kivexa at 10pm... Read more »

HIV and HIV-related sickness

Hi!Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. My boyfriend was diagnosed with HIV on May... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

HAART Sick Hoax

Under the flimsy guise of serious medical reportage, a recent article boldly proclaimed, "In 1996 a scientist claimed he'd found a way to defeat AIDS. In the wave of euphoria that followed, a batch of new drugs flooded the market. Four years later,... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV Hypochondria "Am I going crazy or am I really getting sick?"

I tested HIV-positive one year ago. My problem is that I feel very tired and stressed out and I think every minute, "O.K. this is it, I now have AIDS!" I go to the doctor all the time and the appointments always end in the same way. This is how... Read more »

An HIV-Anniversary ER Trip During Sick Season

Brooke Davidoff Four years ago on Jan. 8 I was diagnosed ; yesterday Myles my three year old and I spent a good two-plus hours in an emergency room waiting room waiting to see what was going on with my husband Keanen. Keanen has been sick since... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Biggest Winners" in Thailand's Decision to Issue Compulsory Licenses Are "Poor, Sick," Letter to Editor Says

The "biggest winners" in Thailand's decision to issue compulsory licenses for several medications, including two antiretroviral drugs, are the "poor and sick who would otherwise continue to be denied affordable medicines," Oxfam America President... Read more »
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What's the point...... sick of being sick

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I think I have lost my desire to keep fighting this disease. I am always tired and the meds make me sick.

My viral load is 30k and my cd4's are around 300... but I am just tired of it. I have was diagnosed in 97 and started feeling ill around the... Read more »

just got sick found out hiv + at 50

Posted by mike817, 4 Replies
my life is upside down I was just in the hospital for two weeks had tested neg two years ago now positive and my world is upside down. I started meds and I have little knowledge as to what I am going to experience over the coming months years. At 50... Read more »

scared sick or HIV?

Posted by QQQ, 2 Replies
Can anybody help? I had unprotected vaginal sex with female a met in a bar back in mid april 2000. She was slightly menstruating at the time. I developed some small zits around my groin area, but they went away after a week and have not returned.... Read more »

worrying myself sick!!

Posted by jerri, 3 Replies
It's me again all. I am soooooo scared right now. My doctor told me that my results were due tomorrow but he told me to call Wednesday since many times the results come back quicker because we are only about 30 miles away from the lab that the... Read more »