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Long Term Side Effects Of Retrovir

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Ask the Experts

Long Term Anti-Retroviral Therapy

Have there been any studies regarding long term use of anti-retroviral therapy? I have been on the same regimen (Combivir and Sustiva) for almost seven years.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...toxicity of HAART other than the things we already know about. These are the issues of lipodystrophy/lipoatrophy, as well as side effects that may involve your cholesterol levels, that should be monitored regularly. More recently, we are... Read more »

PEP Side Effects

I'm a 35 yo man who I was having receptive anal sex with another man (casual sex) yesterday... Read more »

new hiv meds

I went to my regularvisit with my doctor to discuss the possibility of changing to a new regimen of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Participating in a Clinical Trial

...test a new treatment. Instead, it evaluates an approach to treatment. For example, the SMART (Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy) trial examined whether taking antiretroviral therapy continuously led to better health than taking... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...forms the nucleoside backbone for nearly all HAART regimens since the HAART era began. While its use is often associated with long term successful virus suppression, it is one of the drugs in the regimen to which resistance is commonly observed... Read more »
Women Alive

Antiretroviral Therapy Positives and Negatives

...other drugs not well documented. Side effects may result with liver enzymes, pancreatitis, and peripheral neuropathy. Unknown long term side effects to children exposed during pregnancy. Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...Diversity in Clinical Trials Conducting Clinical Trials (Phases 1-4) Final Thoughts Almost 20 years have passed since Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT, ZDV) was approved as the first treatment for HIV. During that time, researchers have... Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

BOYCOTT Project (RED) Auction Sothebys

Posted by Alex1, 2 Replies
...Foundation to Support HIV/AIDS Relief Programs in Africa to postpone The (RED) Auction in light of the lethal dangers of ART (anti-retroviral therapy) as extensively reported in the medical literature. The promotion of ART in Africa is leading... Read more »

Still Really Scared! When does this get better?

Posted by SA_Intellect, 9 Replies
...of hypertension. I thought that taking medication would be easy (I am not on it now) but the more I read about possible side effects, the more I get scared. I could never deal with changes to my body composition or nerve problems. Also, it's now... Read more »