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Long Term Side Effects Of Hiv Medications

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Lessening ARV Side Effects

...cellphone failed to alarm etc.).2) What is the natural or best way to protect my liver and kidney from failing because of the long term side effects of HIV medications? An HIV positive acquaintance advised me to take natural cranberry juice as a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...away from prescribing stavudine these days, as it can cause a lot of metabolic problems. 3. After 7 months, those general side effects should have subsided. If they are still problematic, you might consider changing medications. Efavirenz should... 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 »

Why wait to start meds?

I have been positive for 10 yrs. At 3 yrs positive my viral load was 100,000 although my T4 was... Read more »
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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? There are four phases of human clinical trials. These apply to all drugs, not just drugs for HIV/AIDS. If the results from any phase of testing are not good enough, the company will stop developing the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...information to help health care providersand HIV+ people make decisions about when to start, when to stop, and when tochange HIV medications. It also helps providers and HIV+ people choose amongthe many available HIV drugs. The guidelines were... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...fight off serious infections. People with HIV disease are now living longer. Smoking and related problems can interfere with long term quality of life. What Are the Risks of Smoking? Smoking weakens the immune system. It can make it harder to... Read more »
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My story

Posted by sunfire, 1 Reply
I have had Hiv for 16 years now.I have had problems with meds.my little brother thinks it easy for someone with Hiv to get a job.He thinks the work place has to let you work.He also thinks it's easy getting inc.with Hiv.Please help me make him... Read more »

cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual basis....thanks Read more »

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 »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...wondering if I'm doing my body more harm by not starting the meds or if I'm just putting off what could be more problems with side effects to these meds. What are your thoughts? Thanks! Read more »