Long Term Side Effects

Question

Has there been any findings on the long term side effects from HIV & other combined meds now that HIV+ people are living longer?

Answer

There is an increasingly growing experience with long-term use of effective antiretroviral therapy which has been available now for 10+ years. Many newer regimens appear to have lower rates of side effects but interpretation is hampered by less long term follow-up. In general the rate of serious long term side effects over time seems to be stable or in some cases decreasing when regimens can be switched around in regions of the world with access to most/all of the HIV drugs licensed in the US/Europe/Canada/Australia. KH