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changing drugs
Jun 11, 2000

I have been on Videx & Zerit for nearly 3 years now and my viral load is <20 & CD4 about 600. However, my first regimen was AZT & 3TC for about 6 weeks. I find Videx very difficult now. I would like to change to another regimen. What combinations are available with the drugs that I already took? I understand that I may have 3TC resistance because of taking it for 6 weeks. I am an Asian girl, height 150cms and weight 38 kilos. I currently take 250mg of Videx. Can I lower this dose?

Response from Dr. Sullivan

You could consider once daily Videx; you could also drop the videx and add 3TC and nevirapine; you could also use a protease inhibitor in combination with two other drugs; it is most important that you have an HIV specialist that treats many HIV infected patients; this physician will be able to advise you on the best regimens available for you. John L. Sullivan, M.D.


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