|Could I only take Trizivir?
May 29, 2002
I have been taking Norvir,Fortovase,Ziagen and Zerit for two years, Ibeen undetectable since I started this treatment but now I feel is time to change to something not that strong.My cd4 are in 1020 and lees than 50 copies of the virus in my blood. Since I already took 3TC and AZT. What do you think about taking Trizivir only?
| Response from Dr. Boyle
Several studies have clearly shown that patients who have previously been treated with AZT are at signifcantly higher risk of failing a Trizivir regimen. Therefore, I would be reluctant to switch you to Trizivir. If you want to simplify your regimen, you might consider using a non-nucleoside, such as Sustiva/Stocrin (efavirenz), together with Ziagen and Zerit (so long, of course, as you haven't already been on it and failed).
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