Drugs an HIV patient may need to take in one month, Europe, 1999
In 1999, ‘Tom’, an HIV patient, needed to take these drugs every month to keep him as healthy as possible. He was vulnerable to infections as the HIV virus had destroyed part of his immune system, the special T-lymphocyte white blood cells known as CD 4. The drugs include vitamin supplements such as vitamin C and vitamin E (to boost the immune system), paracetamol, inhalers to prevent and treat asthma and chest infections, Sodium valporate for epilepsy, migraine treatments (Imigran and Sanomigran) and specialised medications for HIV patients, such as Fortovase.
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