long-term HIV drug side effects are becoming a huge problem
Now that HIV drugs are keeping patients alive longer, long-term HIV drug side effects are becoming a huge problem.
Hyperlipidemia. Mostly with protease inhibitors...Invirase, Norvir, Viracept, etc. Check lipid levels periodically...to catch it before cardiovascular disease develops.
Consider a statin for HIV patients with hyperlipidemia. Stick with pravastatin (Pravachol) or fluvastatin (Lescol) to avoid CYP3A4 interactions with protease inhibitors.