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Long Term Effects Of HIV And AIDS

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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects Milder Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, many HIV drugs have been developed that help people livelonger, healthier lives. Like all drugs approved by the US Food and...
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Long term side effects of Hiv Meds

What are the long term side effects of the so called triple cocktails.I have been taking Kaletra,Zerit and Epivir for about 2 years and am concerned about the long term side effects. I am worried that the drugs will kill be before Aids does....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The mortality from AIDS is high when the CD4 count is < 200. In the days before potent therapy, I had a patient dying weekly (average age = 30s) and they suffered through an average of 4 and a half AIDS defining events before it all became too... Read more »

Long Term Effects of HIV and not taking Meds

I have been HIV Positive for 25 years now and my dr claimed that if I dont start taking meds that the HIV would affect my brain...Is that true?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Studies have found that those with the lowest CD4 nadir (lowest CD4 numbers that a person has had) before starting HIV medications may have cognitive deficits that do not improve after CD4 cells increase. So, it is important not to let your CD4... Read more »

Long term effects of HIV and Atripla regimen

I am 51 years old and have been HIV+ for about 5 years. I immediately started on a Atripla regimen upon diagnosis. Seems to be working great for me - undetectable viral load and t-cells back in the 600s. The only issue is I travel abroad about...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A good question-published data is limited as to very long term effects of Atriple (>>5 years) but general clinical experience and that from observational studies seems to be reassuring that patients doing well on Atripla who remain adherence... Read more »

long term effect of HIV meds

What are the long term effect of HIV treatment on the liver, body and how long can one live with HIV infection. These meds seem to be very toxic. Sometimes I feel I was told the effects aren't that bad and that I can have a long life, just to...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The truth is actually good news. We have gotten much better at understanding how to manage the side effects of the medications. Although it is true that some of the agents might affect the liver or cause the blood cholesterol levels to go up, we... Read more »
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Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
From KaiserNet

January 8, 2008

Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

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 »

HIV/AIDS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS sought for in-depth i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gay men who have lived consciously aware of their HIV+ status since at least 1986 are sought to provide their personal experiencesemotional, psychological, spiritual, medical, social, legal, &amp;c.for a book to document and preserve the experiences... Read more »

long term progressor - not

Posted by DUDE
9/15/99- Updated 12:30 PM ET



Weakened AIDS virus show damage

By the Associated Press

Several people in Australia who caught a weakened form of HIV in the
early 1980s are... Read more »