|A new (fatal?) wrinkle
Sep 8, 2000
My doctor has taken me off all HIV drugs, because he suspects mitochondrial lactosis. All I'm reading about this scares me to death -- what can I do?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
You haven't given me any details about why your doctor suspects this problem, so I can't comment on whether this is a wise move or not. Many experts believe that this problem is associated with the nucleoside analogue drugs (AZT, d4T, etc). A combination can also be constructed that doesn't include any of these drugs, and perhaps you should talk with your doctor about that approach.
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