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Side Effects

Because of HIV/AIDS itself and HIV medications, your body may go through some changes.  Sometimes it may be difficult to discern whether it is being HIV-positive that is causing the symptoms or if there is an unrelated cause.  Always speak to your doctor about any symptoms you may be experiencing. 

Altering your diet in specific ways can help alleviate many side effects.  GMHC’s Nutrition Education Program provides you with fact sheets about certain side effects and what you can do to help resolve them.  Remember, even though there are many side effects listed here, it does not mean you are going to experience them.  Many factors can impact how HIV/AIDS and HIV medications affect your body.

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