Do you get side effects when you start ARV?
I’m going to be starting medication for my HIV next week, will there be side effects?
Thanks for getting in touch.
Its common that people will have some sort of side effect when they start ARVs, however this does vary from person to person. Some people have none, whereas others have a lot, and side effects that could require them to change their medication. This may happen if a combination contains efavirenz.
Our introduction to ART guide explains what to expect: http://i-base.info/guides/starting
If you do have any issues with your ARV’s the best thing to do is to seek advice from your healthcare provider.