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Hiv medications adverse effects

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Best to discuss doc: I don't know if you have an ID doctor who is prescribing your PEP, but this question would best be directed at that physician. In general, though, for... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Coming soon: In the us, there are some generic HIV drugs available, but generally not the ones we prefer to use. That will be changing in the next few years. High... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Most antiepileptics increase the rate of birth defects when used in the first trimester, but the overall rate is still fairly low (increases from base... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Ismailjee
Travel Medicine 22 years experience
HIV life expectancy: Patients infected with HIV can live to a normal life-expectancy age (70s-80s) if they continue their HIV meds and regular medical follow-up.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Keep a level head: You need to be sure of the diagnosis. Sometimes it helps to get a second or even third opinion. If you do not require seizure meds and you are on one... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: But please sit down with your pharmacist who can provide medication education to you for that particular medication.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
HIV Treatment : Unfortunately there are now 34 different medications and the costs will vary from state to state. This is a site to answer personal health concerns wi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
YES!: When antiviral medications are taken in combinations and as prescribed with strict adherence to the regimens, these drugs can allow patients to live f... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Not much: There is not much else to choose from but some side effects are not true side effects -- please discuss this with your doctor or get a second opinion.

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