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Long-term Effects Of Hiv

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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 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 »

Long term effects of HIV

In her recent interview in the July edition of POZ magazine ('The Cure Hunter'), Franoise Barr-Sinoussi, mentions that people are not often aware of 1) the long term effects of HIV infection (on treatment) and 2) incomplete immune...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
As you know, we have made great progress in HIV. Most people who adhere to a medication schedule can achieve undetectable HIV viral load and improvements in CD4 cell counts.Many of the newer HIV medications (mostly approved after 2003) have a lot... 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 effects of HIV Associated Dementia

Hello,When I started HAART in November 1998 my CD4s were 46 and my viral load was 466,000. I also had HIV dementia which had advanced to the stage where I was experiencing significant cognitive and motor-function impairment (including stumbling,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Sometimes, the effects of HIV on the brain are only partially reversible. The reasons for this are unclear, and may relate to scarring and death of cells that cannot be improved. You should know that being on HAART can probably prevent progression... 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
It would be 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... Read more »

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 »

Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
$13,000. Worth of advice
about group disability insurance coverage.


When I first became fully disabled and unable to work I was worried but felt comfortable in knowing that I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... Read more »