Time to Stop Meds ?
Mar 28, 2002
HIV + since 1994 ( when infected )Tcells 998. 1996 tcells dropped to 248/VL 134000. no Meds yet. Doctor put me on Meds 7/1996. Tcells slowly have risen up 300 400 500 600 700 and then this year have risen so far to 1184. My question is could i stop my meds under supervision since I have been undectable since I started meds 2 weeks after. I have never been sick except for some shingles. And have recently had syphilyss. I don't have any side effects from any of my meds. I'm currently on Trizivir. Have been on AZT/3TC now in Trizivir since day one. I had taken Saquinvir then switch to fortovase for better dosing then switch to sustiva for even better dosing. Had to stop sustiva cause of high Chol/Tri's. Would it be safe to stop and try to save any treatments for later. What is your opinion. Thanks great site. San Antonio
Response from Dr. Boyle
Given your nadir and current CD4 counts, I do not think that it is unreasonable for you to consider taking a break from your medications. You should remain under careful suppervision by your doctor for clinical or laboratory evidence that you need to restart medicaitons.
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