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Possible Long Term Effects Of Hiv

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Possible Long term consequences for short term use of HIV drugs?

(Follow up question) Are there any long term or permanant damage from taking HIV meds for one week. Permanant DNA damage? Should I not have kids?Permanent bone marrow damage? Are my bones likley ok?Anything else?ThanksThanks...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Anti-HIV drugs interfere with DNA synthesis, so there is always the theoretical risk of cancers developing many years later in patients who are on long-term therapy. Also, there are some acute side effects that can develop while on shorter term... Read more »

Long Term Effect

Because of the extremely toxic effects of the anti-retrovirals at cellular levels, is it possible... Read more »

Long Term Side Effects...

I just wanted to know if it was common with HIV meds to experience random periods of symptoms?I am... Read more »
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Managing Long-Term Side of Effects of HIV Therapy

You've Come a Long Way, Baby Antiretroviral therapy (HAART, ART, or anti-HIV medicines) has indeed come a long way in the last 25 years. ART has allowed for individuals who are HIV-positive to live longer lives. New ART medicines and classes of ART... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction Your Liver Symptoms and Long-Term Effects Diagnosing Hepatitis What Can You Do? References Introduction Hepatitis is a general name for an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Hepatitis is... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Raltegravir: Long-Term Results

Knowledge about the long-term safety and effectiveness of potent combination HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) is essential particularly if HIV-positive people are expected to take these medicines for the rest of their life. As mentioned... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs for several years continue to have low HIV viral loads, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , BBC News reports. For the study,... Read more »
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Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
$13,000. Worth of advice
about group disability insurance coverage.


When I first became fully disabled and unable to work I was worried but felt comfortable in knowing that I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... Read more »

long term side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It would be 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... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
From KaiserNet

January 8, 2008

Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »