|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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