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Long Term Side Effects Of Marinol

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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 Over the years, drugs have been developed that can treat a wide range of medical
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I AM ON PEP FOR 3 DAYS NOW.COMBIVIR AND KALETRA. I FEEL WEAK THIRSTY AND LOSS OF APETITE. After stopping PEP after 28 days am I going to feel normal again as before or this will continue for ever. Also please let me if there are any long term side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...get better after several weeks and usually will clear completely within a week or so after stopping the drugs are stopped. No long term side effects are expected after the drugs are stopped. KH Read more »

Problem pot?

Hi Doc,My partner's been positive for nearly 5 years now, and I'm negative. We have a great sex life, and intend to continue it! We are regular readers of your forum and we love you!My question is this, he sometimes has trouble with depression and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation causes people to eat less but also eat more healthy food!). Smoking of any sort is potentially harmful to you in terms of long term considerations of lung and heart disease. Long term regular marijuana use is clearly associated with mental... Read more »

Ready to say f--- it!

I've been HIV+ for 27 yrs. I've taken antiretroviral meds for about 12. My first good long-term combo was Viramune and Ziagen; on and off for about 7 yrs. 3 months ago I showed resistance to Viramune so my doc switched me to 100mg Norvir, 300mg...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine switch off protease inhibitors (boosted or unboosted). Other new drugs will also be come available that might have less GI side effects. Fuzeon could be considered(injected) also in a regimen intended to be as gut friendly as possible (gut... Read more »

kaletra,viread,and combivir

what can i expect as for side effects in kaletra,viread,and combivar??and whats the best way to deal with the nausea associated with these drugs???also how effective are these 3 drugs i have been on them now for a week ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Loose stool due to the Kaletra can often be managed by calcium supplements, fiber tablets, and/or Lomodium or Lomotil. Over the long term there is concern about elevated lipids. Often I will switch a patient off a PI (such as Kaletra) after the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Marijuana

...their physician (usually a specialist) fill out the required forms. The Spring 2002 issue of CATIE's magazine the Positive Side has more information about the use of marijuana in HIV infection, including how to access this restricted herb.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

... What Are Side Effects? Who Gets Side Effects? How to Deal With Side Effects Which Side Effects Are the Most Common? The Bottom Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... What Is Marijuana? Why Do People With HIV Use Marijuana? How Is Marijuana Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line What Is Marijuana? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...taken with an empty stomach, or with a meal. It can be difficult for some people with AIDS to eat when they're hungry. Drug side effects such as nausea, changes in the sense of taste, or tingling around the mouth also decrease appetite.... Read more »
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Posted by slitter028, 2 Replies to quit smoking everything, weed and cigs, but without weed i would have NO appetite, not to mention the other beneficial effects it provides, as those of you that smoke or use marinol well know. I'm just looking for some feedback on it... Read more »


Posted by RayZ, 2 Replies
...Hello folks - Question for the group. I have a friend that has Marinol left over from bad times with HIV. She doesn't want to take any longer and asked if OK to sell. Any input? Appreciate your comments. Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies a nightmare that I can't wake up from. For now, I am feeling hopeful again that I can continue to live and the fear is subsiding somewhat. Has anyone else ever been as morbid as this or am I just a misfit. Read more »

i am living with hiv and have been fairly healthy.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...chose to try this yet unsubstantiated therapy. I hope my story helps someone else not feel so alone in the trials of surviving long term AIDS challenges. Read more »