Hiv Antiviral Drugs Side Effects

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side effects of HIV antiviral medications

Is it common for someone on HIV antiviral medications to experience very bad breath? IF so how is it treated or can it be . My coworker's breath is so bad it is very hard to stand 4 feet away from them without smelling their breath. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Antiretroviral drugs can have many annoying sideeffects and toxicities; however, bad breath isn't one of them! The usual causes include poor oral hygiene; an infection in the sinuses, Read more »

HCV / HIV antivirals' treating 1 desease affecting the other?

Does Atripla and Ziagen have any antiviral effects on HCV .... and does PegInterferon and/or... Read more »


Hello Dr. Bob,Does antiviral drugs as of "FOSCARNET SODIUM INJECTION" AND "RECOMBINANT HURNAN... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Other Antiviral Agents in Development

...inhibitors, there are candidates in development that inhibit additional targets: NS5a, alpha-glucosidase, and cyclophilin B. Other Antiviral Agents (oral) Product Manufacturer Status A-831 Arrow Therapeutics/Astra Zeneca Phase... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...process of fusion. This means that HIV cannot infect that cell. Who Should Take It? Enfuvirtide was approved in 2003 as an antiviral drug against HIV. It was studied in adults and in children over 6 months of age. There are no absolute rules... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza for the 2009-2010 Season

...updated periodically as new information becomes available. Objective To provide updated recommendations on the use of antiviral agents for treatment and prophylaxis of influenza during the 2009-2010 influenza season. Introduction ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions & Answers: Antiviral Drugs, 2009-2010 Flu Season their healthcare provider for evaluation and possible early treatment if clinical signs or symptoms develop. Should antiviral agents be used for post exposure chemoprophylaxis in healthy individuals? Antiviral agents are... Read more »
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Questionaire on AIDS and Treatment For HS Biology

Posted by thom26
...etc)? If so, please specify exact drugs and strength of drugs. 10. Are you on any pain medications or other drugs other than antiviral drugs? If so, please specify exact drugs and the strength of the drugs. 11. Do any of the drugs, especially... Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...never posted before. I have been POZ since 1987, which was contracted in 1984. And, I am still here!! I have been on EVERY antiviral drug approved by the FDA. Recently, I had to change my meds because Atripla (ONE a day) wasn't working any... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous
...needed a liver transplant after suffering liver failure. Nevirapine, sold under the name Viramune, is approved for use as an antiviral drug for people with HIV infection. It is also used to prevent transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to... Read more »

Question for the Board

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long do you think a perfectly healthy person, (no HIV) could take a triple combo of anti-retroviral medication, live under fear of death and stigma of an alledged disease and remain Read more »
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