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Short Term And Long Term Effects Of Genital Herpes

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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/short term disability

I am HIV+ and have been so since 1984. Last year I had my second bout of KS and went on short term... Read more »

Truvada as PEP- short term potential serious side effects

Hello. I was prescribed Truvada for a lower but still high risk. This was unprotected vaginal sex... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Patients Get Long-Term Boost With Short, Intermittent Drug Regimen

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report that brief, widely-spaced courses of the experimental immune-boosting drug interleukin-2 (IL-2) allow people with HIV to maintain near normal levels of a key immune system cell for long periods.... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Long-Term Effects of Drugs Worry HIV Patients

A survey of nearly 2,000 people with HIV/AIDS in Britain revealed that 69 percent did not feel sufficiently informed about the long-term effects of their medications. Participants first feared the long-term toxic effects of the drugs, then noted... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Affairs Blog: Short-, Long-Term Challenges to Global HIV/AIDS Fight

Reflecting on the New York Times ' articles about HIV/AIDS worldwide, the Health Affairs blog writes of the short- and long-term financial challenges: "[O]ver the past six years the world has pumped nearly $52 billion into fighting the pandemic,... Read more »
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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 »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
As many of you know, I was diagnosed in September 1985 in Atlanta by the Red Cross after I gave blood at a company sponsored blood drive. I was lucky I found out early in my infection. I have always had the best of care since my diagnosis and... Read more »

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 »