|SWITCHING DRUG REGIMEN?
Nov 13, 2000
I'm 41, male, HIV+ for 10 years. I've tried 3 drug regimens:
1) 3TC+AZT for 1 year.
2) 3TC+d4T+indinavir for 2 years
3) 3TC+d4T+efavirenz for 6 months (current regimen)
My viral load has been undetectable since I began the second regimen and the CD4 is around 500 but I lost 11Kg too. I'm realy worried about my weight and my appearance. What would you recommend me to increase my weight? Must I switch the current regimen? Thanks a lot for your answer. FF.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
First you need to ask your MD to check your testosterone and serum lactate. If the testosterone is low then it can be supplemented. If the lactate is high,you can change the D4T for abacavir or Ziagen, and that may help. Talk to your MD! Good luck! DTD
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