Aug 12, 2013
what is the best choice of cART for HIV naive patient with epilepsy, hep.B
Response from Dr. Taylor
The combination of tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada)would be an ideal component of the cART regimen, providing the kidney function is good. These medications work against both HIV and hepatitis B. Tenofovir is first line against hepatitis B. Both medicatations, overall, are very well-tolerated and among first line agents for HIV.
HIV treatment-naive persons should ideally have a genotype performed to evaluate for any acquired resistance that would impact antiretroviral choices. The 3rd antiretroviral agent would depend in part on any other health issues, CD4/HIV RNA and medication drug-drug interactions.
What happens hep B
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.