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How Long Before HIVmeds Take Effect

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PEP LONG TERM SIDE EFFECTS

I AM ON PEP FOR 3 DAYS NOW.COMBIVIR AND KALETRA. I FEEL WEAK THIRSTY AND LOSS OF APETITE. After stopping PEP after 28 days am I going to feel normal again as before or this will continue for ever. Also please let me if there are any long term side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...who start Combivir + Kaletra will experience loss of appetite and a variety of stomach/GI complaints. Stomach/appetite side effects will often get better after several weeks and usually will clear completely within a week or so after stopping... Read more »

Long Term Side Effects

Has there been any findings on the long term side effects from HIV & other combined meds now that... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Long-Term Effects of Drugs Worry HIV Patients

...survey of nearly 2,000 people with HIV/AIDS in Britain revealed that 69 percent did not feel sufficiently informed about the long-term effects of their medications. Participants first feared the long-term toxic effects of the drugs, then noted... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Efavirenz Long-Term Side Effects

...In a previous CATIE News story, we noted research on the anti-HIV drug efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) and its side effects, particularly those affecting the brain or CNS (central nervous system). These side effects commonly appear during the first Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Long-Term Effectiveness Clinical Trials in HIV/AIDS

... A community meeting, Long-Term Effectiveness Clinical Trials in HIV/AIDS, met in San Francisco on January 29, 2000, the day before the Retrovirus Conference Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Examines Long-Term Effects of Antiretroviral Drug Regimens

...The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sunday examined the long-term effects of antiretroviral drug regimens. Although antiretroviral drugs can lengthen the life span of people living with HIV/AIDS, taking Read more »
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psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »

long term side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...interesting to hear from anyone that has been on antivirals for a long time(more than 4 years continously)that have minimal or NO side effects. Physical(appearence wise as well as internal) IF anyone out there falls into this catagory I'm sure... Read more »

long term side effects(lack of)

Posted by Anonymous
...For women who have been on antivirals continuously for a while (more than four to five years)and have not had any side effects or minimal ones,could you please share your experiences. What you are taking, what you experienced(if it resolved while... Read more »

Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
...I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long Read more »