|Viread/3TC/Viramune versus Truvada/Viramune
Apr 25, 2005
I am a HIV/HCV coinfected female, 44 years of age, undetectable HIV RNA, 30% T-cells, and stage 0/1 liver fibrosis. My question relates to HIV HAART treatment. I changed treatment about 8 months ago from Viread/Viramune/3TC/Ziagen (Viread once daily and all others twice daily) to Truvada/Viramune (Truvada once daily and Viramune twice daily). My doctor wanted your opinion as to the following: Is the Truvada/Viramune combo as effective as a Viread/3TC/Viramune combo? And is Viramune okay to take with my HCV diagnosis? Thanks so much for your help!!
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Yes. The drugs are very similar. The FTC in Truvada is a close cousin of 3 TC, maybe a little longer half life and easy to take. As long as you have not had a problem with the Viramune in the first 6 weeks you should not have one. The recommendation is not to take Viramune if you have more than 400 CD cells if you are a man, or more than 250 if you are a woman. Looks fine for you! Keep up the good work! DTD
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