removing azt from working regimen
Nov 17, 2012
My liver enzymes have been slightly elevated for 2 years and I have the unsightly paunch and some wasting.
My doctor suggests switching to truvada and prezista. I have resisted since that removes 1 drug from a working regimen. How can we know with any certainty that AZT is not playing a role in the regimen? Does this change make sense?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
That's a great question. Unfortunately there is no way to determine the activity level of AZT in your regimen, as you are on a regimen of 4 active drugs. Assuming your HIV viral load is undetectable, I would not be concerned about dropping the AZT (or combivir) in favor of truvada.
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