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Long Term Side Effects Of Viracept

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Switching from Viracept/Combivir to Atripla

Dear Doctor,I am so very grateful for this forum to ask questions regarding my health care. I have been on HIV medications for over (10) years now. I have been taking the Viracept and Combivir combination with great sucess! I have switched...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...new regimen (side effects or toxicity) with the benefits of the simplified treatment-- as well as looking at the question of long-term consequences of staying on the regimen that you're currently taking.For Atripla, such a switch was studied in a... Read more »

Long Term Usage

I have been on Viracept and Combivir for 7 years now. I have had diarrhea since day one, which has... Read more »

Please help my 9 year old

I would be most grateful if you would help me. My daughter is currently on Viracept Epivir and... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...especially among people who have not benefited from fluconazole and other azole drugs. This is partly due to the widespread, long-term use of azoles for treating and preventing candidiasis. Other factors include treatment with anti-TB drugs,... Read more »
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Report from the HAARTland

...studies employing this methodology reported seemingly encouraging results, many scientists and clinicians remain skeptical about long-term tolerance and adherence to the extremely complex dosing requirements the drugs require. Still, it's nice to... Read more »
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Adherence: Keeping Up With Your Meds

...therapy means taking an honest and objective view of your life and daily activities. Things to Consider Taking on complex, long-term treatment doesn't feel natural to most people. However, this challenge is not unique to people with HIV.... Read more »
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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...health authorities, has been monitoring children born to HIV positive mothers since 1994. So far, they have found no evidence of long-term side effects in children of mothers who took anti-HIV therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Combivir and Sustiva

Posted by paman1964, 5 Replies
...I have been on these 2 drugs for almost a month and a half and have not had any side affects whatsoever. I have a doctors appointment next Tuesday to see how these meds are working so I guess i will see what my Read more »

How are you doing on meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...seems to me that kind of experience will be closer to our situation. Please tell me how you are doing on meds. Are you having side effects? Are there any other problems associated with taking them? How are you managing taking the pills at... Read more »