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Sep 22, 2013

I am on Atripla for the last 9 months. i also take Septrin and Fluconazole. My August lab results showed CD4 at 156 (started with 47) and VL of 200. What would be causing joint pains, fatigue and blurred vision . Is it the Septrin?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Although medications always need to be thought about as causing various side effects, and septrin can cause blurred vision in rare instances, I would also want to consider that other things might be going on, given the other symptoms you describe and where your CD4 count is. At a minimum, you should see your doctor, and possibly an eye doctor, to rule out other things before possibly stopping the septrin as the cause.

My cd4 count is 1357 even after 14 years of infection
when do i start getting worried about non-response ? or should I just be patient?

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