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What Are The Long Term Effects Of AIDS

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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects Milder Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, many HIV drugs have been developed that help people livelonger, healthier lives. Like all drugs approved by the US Food and...
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Long term AIDS drugs & liver?

My sibling developed AIDS at age 21. Viscerally, what are the effects of AIDS drugs over decades. As a blood related sibling, should I be aware of being elligible for kidney or partial liver donation?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. Effective HIV therapy has only been available for about 10 years so information about the effect over 10-+20 years is not available. It is my impression that many of the HIV drug combinations now in use are safer and less toxic then... Read more »

Long-term Side Effects?"Toxic Trauma?"

Dr., I have been off all HIV meds for about two months due to, too many side effects. I am now experiencing problems with my abdomin, and more body pain and serious fatigue. Is this something that could be permanent? I have been on and off...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tough to say what is contributing to your symptoms. Advanced HIV/AIDS clearly is associated with many GI problems, weight loss, diarrhea, and pains. For most of the HIV medications if they were contributing significantly to your side effects then... Read more »

Long-term Side Effects? "Toxic Trauma?"

Dr., I have been off all HIV meds for about two months due to too many side effects. I am now experiencing problems with my abdomen, and more body pain and serious fatigue. Is this something that could be permanent? I have been on and off drugs for...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
And I will wish for another 18 years along with you!!!!You bring uo an interesting point - Are the side effects of medication ever permanent?The answer is...usually not. The most common problems of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue,... Read more »

Long Term Effects of HIV and not taking Meds

I have been HIV Positive for 25 years now and my dr claimed that if I dont start taking meds that the HIV would affect my brain...Is that true?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Studies have found that those with the lowest CD4 nadir (lowest CD4 numbers that a person has had) before starting HIV medications may have cognitive deficits that do not improve after CD4 cells increase. So, it is important not to let your CD4... 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 »

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 »

long term progressor - not

Posted by DUDE
9/15/99- Updated 12:30 PM ET



Weakened AIDS virus show damage

By the Associated Press

Several people in Australia who caught a weakened form of HIV in the
early 1980s are... 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 »