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Mitochondrial Toxicity

...Fact Sheet 553 ) in people taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). How Do ARVs Cause MT? Mitochondria have an enzyme that helps them multiply. This enzyme is called polymerase gamma or "pol gamma." It is very similar to HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme. Unfortunately, this means that the drugs we use to inhibit reverse transcriptase can also inhibit pol gamma. When this happens, fewer new mitochondria are produced. The nucleoside...
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Stocrin and Babies (Safety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy, 2009)

Hi,Thanks for all the advise so far.I am 34yr female and positive for the last 11yrs, am considerng having a baby next year.I have been on stocrin and truvada for the last two yrs.I know stocrin is not compatable with pregnancy so I need advice as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States (available at I am HIV positive and pregnant. Are there any anti-HIV medications that may be dangerous to... Read more »

non toxic hiv meds ??

why are hiv meds so TOXIC????I dont understand if you have a poor immune system why would you want to take toxic medication?
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...because those medications for them are too toxic; yet for most people those drugs are completely safe.The same happens with HIV meds. For most people, some of the HIV meds are fairly safe (and very effective), while for others, those same meds... Read more »

why are hiv meds so toxic

Hi Keith, l have been on hiv meds for 8 years and feel like so so but have developed to many side effects to complain, please explain why hiv meds are so toxic ??? why are other meds not as toxic for chronic illiness like diebities ??? keith please...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am not sure which HIV meds you are taking so it is difficult to comment about the toxicity of your regimen. The regimens now widely used in the US Read more »

Toxic Mold Exposure

I am currently having my home evaluated for toxic mold. Mold became visible growing around the force air vents in the ceiling in several areas of my home. One vent is literally over my head in bed and the other in my main bathroom. About 10 months...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...the virus. Although I can not be certain, I think it is less likely to be related to something in your environment, such as mold. The most important thing is that the drop in CD4 cells was identified and you were able to start effective... Read more »
The Body

The Dangers of Mitochondrial Toxicity: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...may also have negative effects on the mitochondria, but we still do not know to what extent. There is a perception in the HIV/AIDS research world that mitochondrial toxicity no longer exists in industrialized countries, since guidelines have... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Metabolic Toxicities and HIV

...that, for those wondering whether use of HAART is really a good idea, "we have to have a long memory, because prior to 1996 AIDS was the leading cause of death for men between the ages of 20 and 60 and the second leading cause of death for women.... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...fear, in denial, and even in damage to your health. Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment The myth: "HIV doesn't cause AIDS." The reality: If you don't have HIV, you don't get AIDS. If you have AIDS, you have HIV. Over 20 years of solid... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...with nausea, vomiting, and blood in the urine. Risks for pancreatitis include higher than recommended doses of NRTIs, advanced HIV, and alcohol use. Stop all HIV medications and see a health care provider right away. Your physician will check for... Read more »
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A Toxic Combination

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 9 Replies
If my dilemma was: - just dealing with the virus; or - just suffering with the guilt of cheating on my wife; or - just the feelings of rejections by those who said they loved me; or - just the constant blaming, belittlement and bursts of rage... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...spinal fluid. The result of this low level infection is that year on year your brain and nervous system are exposed to the toxic effects of HIV. This low level infection in my case led over 25 years to debilitating cognitive and behavior... Read more »

Toxicity: Your Experiences

Posted by Anonymous
...might be available in a new study on a once daily dosing schedule. My question is, what do u think about drug side effects/toxicity over the long term? Does anyone do a combo like this? Read more »