|alternate for 4dt .
Nov 16, 2003
goodmorning . iam the same person from india .except for my weeping and crying iam doing well.
doctor i dont want to waste your time with repeated questions .
today after 90 days of meds
my doctor ordered vl and cd4
testing and expecting results in aweek time .
doctor all of are now conforming that 4dt will cause severe side effects which iam using . i checked up and tenvofir is not there in india and may take years to come .
doctor what alternate you will suggest otherwise iam doing ok
i will come back to you once my results are avaliable .
my regards to you and dr gerald and david wohl for the great help and support without which i would have had lot of difficulities.
once again my regards to the trio . .
| Response from Dr. Young
It is good to hear from you.
d4T can cause side effects in some persons, there are a number of alternative HIV meds for those who have problems with d4T-- these include tenofovir (as you've noted, but not available in India) and zidovudine (AZT). All three are parts of the currently highly recommended nucleoside combos (with 3TC). BY
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