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What Are The Side Affects Of Hiv

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negative side affects treatment against possible hiv aids

A relation of mine was mugged and bitten several times,as a preventation against possible hiv aids he was given the normal medication ATR.Now he has no energy,has large weight loss,has to lay down many times daily.What can we do to bolster his...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Symptoms due to HIV drugs vary depending on which regimen is used. Those symptoms generally reverse quickly once the meds are stopped (used for Read more »

HIV and Tonsillitis

I noticed that I have tonsillitis a lot. Is this a side affect of HIV? My doctor recommended a... Read more »

Wasting and the use of steroids

Hi,I am a 28yo male and I have been HIV pos for two years. MyViral load is around 20,000 copies and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Comparison of Two HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Regimens Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Amsterdam: Adverse Effects Do Not Influence Compliance

...though fewer adverse events were reported on regimen 2," the study authors reported. "ALT need not be routinely tested to monitor adverse effects. The five seroconversions were not likely caused by PEP failure, but rather ongoing HIV exposures." ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adding HIV Protease Inhibitors to Rifampin Leads to Adverse Effects

...protease inhibitor combination, ritonavir-boosted atazanavir, could cause hepatotoxicity and gastrointestinal intolerance in TB-HIV co-infected patients, a recent study found. The adverse events occurred when rifampin dosing preceded the PIs in a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Specific Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy Vary Depending on Race, Gender, Study Says

...For the study, Ellen Tedaldi of Temple University's School of Medicine and colleagues compared the frequency and types of adverse effects among 1,301 patients who were initiating antiretroviral therapy. The study included 701 black... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Adverse Effects Associated with Antiretroviral Therapy

...including metabolic abnormalities and changes in body fat distribution. The magnitude and unusual nature of HAART-associated adverse effects have contributed to the current rethinking and debate about anti-HIV therapy. Indeed, these side effects... Read more »
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Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...Hi all. I had a few questions. When someone experiences early symptoms of HIV, do they all come at once? Or can they come seperately. I have had diarrhea for more than a month now, then I started having Read more »


Posted by soscared21, 7 Replies
Ok, guys I'm another ww, but I think I have good reason to be. I had sex with a guy (I'm gay) I didn't know well about 10.5 weeks ago. We used protection, but the damn condom broke. I was the receptive partner. He didn't penetrate too far (it was... Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle these scenarios. Had an orientation on HIV treatment a week ago and the more I was aware of the side effects and OIs, the more I got freak and scared of... Read more »