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Long Term Side Effects To Hiv Medicine

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...specific questionsabout the drug in trial. Phase I: Is the drug safe? A Phase I trial tests a drug in a small number of participants (usuallyless than 80) to determine a safe dosage and to record the side effects of thedrug. Phase I trials usually last a few days to a few weeks. Phase II: Is the drug effective? A Phase II trial tests a drug in a larger number of participants (onaverage 100-300)...
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Side Effects of ARV's in Child

My two granchildren were sexually abused at their playschool. One child is 3 and the other is 1 1/2. We had them at the district surgeon, and crisis centre who confirmed this. Their is now a police investigation. My question is this:The crisis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...decrease their risk of acquiring HIV. This is called PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). The medicines are potent and can cause side effects. I would advise you seek the assistance of a local pediatric HIV specialist physician. He or she will review... Read more »

HAART SIDE EFFECTS

DIAGNOSED HIV POSITIVE IN NOV 2005 I AM ON HAART SINCE THEN MY VIRAL LOAD AT THAT TIME WAS ABOVE 100000 AND CD4 WAS 424 WHICH MY DOCTOR ASSUMES AS WRONG ,BECAUSE MY VIRAL LOAD AS ON FEB 2006 IS BELOW 20000 AND CD4 IS 261 ,THIS IS AFTER BEING ON...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The combination of efavirenz + tenofovir + lamivudine has had a veery low rate of serious side effects over three+ years of experience and study. Your HIV specialist is likely looking closely at your blood test results Read more »

Toxicity of the meds

Hello!I noticed that many HIV medicines have quite haevy dangerous side effects including the possibility to produce tumors and other diseases. This meds are designed to avoid some of the opportunistic infections and should reduce the risk to get...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...for 20-40+ years, so long-term data is still being gathered 10 years into the era of effective therapy. I deal regularly with side effects of HIV medications, but they are overall minor/modest compared to problems related to AIDS, so recommended... Read more »

Androgel - Long Term Use

I have been on Androgel for two years. My testosterone on Androgel is normal. I am doing fine on it but am concerned about the long term effects. Would cycling minimize those? If so, how do I do it? How much time off initially and then what should...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is concern but not much data about the long-term safety of chronic testosterone use. A recent review in the New England Journal of Medicine detailed the concerns and the lack Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Echinacea

...Echinacea? How Is Echinacea Used? What Are the Benefits of Echinacea? Why Do People With HIV Use Echinacea? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line What Is Echinacea? Echinacea is a... Read more »
Project Inform

Making Decisions About Therapies

... Table of Contents The Basis for Making Decisions Choosing a Doctor Developing a Relationship Information: Consider the Source Get Informed! Learn About Your Treatment Options! What Does the Research Show? Explore, Examine... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...recommend treatment with medication. Make sure to ask your health care provider about how to take the medication, possible side effects, and whether there are any interactions with HIV drugs you take. Some of the osteoporosis medications that... Read more »
Project Inform

What You Should Know About When to Start and What Meds to Use

...Regimens for First Line Treatment Your Ability to Start and Maintain Power of the Mind Keeping Up With Taking Meds Side Effects Drug Interactions Getting Ready to Start HIV Treatment Is Your Doctor Experienced in... Read more »
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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 »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...still a vigourous twenty year old with a seeming eternity of life before me. Nevetheless, I offer these simple guidelines for long term survival with HIV -- @ Have your blood and liver tested every three months @ Work with your doctor as a... Read more »

Should I take meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...advancements all the time. However, I have thought a log recently about the time when I will have to take meds. I am scared of the side effects even though I realize that without them I am going to die. I was wondering how others have dealt... Read more »

HIV Positive -What to Expect?

Posted by DC_Diver, 4 Replies
...of good health? Is it inevitable that he will get sick? Weve been lucky. We caught this early, he hasnt had significant side effects from the medicine, and he has an undetectable viral load. His T-Cells are in the 300's, I believe an... Read more »