Side Effects: Stories of the 'Other Sides of HIV' Medication

Side Effects: Stories of the 'Other Sides of HIV' Medication

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Medications that can save or improve lives may also have unintended results. Medication side effects can be mild or life altering, horrible or even pleasurable; some people living with HIV experience none at all. While newer HIV meds aren't known for the scads of side effects caused by their predecessors, side effects are still a possibility with virtually any medication. Whether you've dealt with side effects or are just worried about them, it seems like everyone's got a story about them.

Medications that can save or improve lives may also have unintended results. Medication side effects can be mild or life altering, horrible or even pleasurable; some people living with HIV experience none at all. While newer HIV meds aren't known for the scads of side effects caused by their predecessors, side effects are still a possibility with virtually any medication. Whether you've dealt with side effects or are just worried about them, it seems like everyone's got a story about them.

We've collected numerous reflections from TheBody.com community members on their experiences with the "other sides" of taking medications. Here, we share choice lines from some of those stories.