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Author Topic: Treatment questions  (Read 695 times)

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Offline mancguy

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Treatment questions
« on: May 14, 2010, 03:18:46 PM »
Hi,

Recently diagnosed and not on treatment yet. Still learning as much as I can and would welcome any answers/views on the following.

Once undetectable can/does the remaining virus in your body continue to do any damage?
Also I know today's treatment is much less toxic than in the past but in the long haul what degree of damage can the meds do to your liver, kidneys or body in general?

thanks everyone,

mancguy

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Treatment questions
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 11:43:46 PM »
Others can give you more expert answers and from their own experiences.  I've asked this question so much to docs on thebody and Dr. Gallant.  They've all told me that the meds are considered very safe long-term and untreated HIV is the problem.  Most of them believe we should all be on meds unless their is a very good reason not to be.  They have told me many issues come with people who already have kidney and liver issues or a strong family history of those issues. 

I have often wondered how they know 30 years of meds is considered safe for that long.  I'm not smart enough to know how studies work on long-term safety.

 


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