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10 Signs Your Partner Secretly Takes ARV Treatment But They’Are Hiding The Truth From You

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Serious side effects are less likely than they used to be. However, HIV drugs can still cause side effects. Some are mild. Others are more severe or even life-threatening. A side effect can also get worse the longer you take the drug.Below are some of the factors that you must watch out on your partner :

Appetite loss

ARV Drugs that cause it: Abacavir (Ziagen)

Lipodystrophy (changes in the distribution of body fat)

ARV Drugs that cause it: combinations of drugs from the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and protease inhibitor classes, other HIV drugs

 Diarrhea

ARV Drugs that cause it:protease inhibitors,antibiotics,delavirdine,maraviroc,raltegravir and cobicistat.

Fatigue

Fatigue is a side effect of HIV drug treatment, but it is also a symptom of HIV.Drugs that cause it: zidovudine
and efavirenz.

 Mood changes, depression, and anxiety

ARV Drugs that cause it: Efavirenz (Sustiva)

 Rash

ARV Drugs that cause it:

protease inhibitors,emtricitabine,raltegravir,elvitegravir/tenofovir,disoproxil/emtricitabine,non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs),etravirine,delavirdine,efavirenz and nevirapine

Trouble sleeping

ARV Drugs that cause it: efavirenz,emtricitabine,rilpivirine,indinavir,elvitegravir/cobicistat

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