May 3, 2004
I have hiv for 20+years.I have been on fortovase,norvir,and combivor since they were approved about 8 years.I've cleared hep c. I have diabetes and high colesterol and would like to know if there is a better combination I can take. My doctor doesen't want me to change but I'm having trouble controlling these. My vl has been undetectable since I began meds. What is your opinion about this.
| Response from Dr. Lee
The combination you are taking is obviously working and thus explains some hesitancy to change. However, there are certainly some combinations which utilize "lipid friendlier" protease combos. For example, Reyatase (atazanivir), may lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Other "protease sparing" regimens such as Combivir with either Viramune or Sustiva are also alternatives.
Congratulations on maintaining this regimen for 8 years. Talk to your doctor before you get too weary and start missing doses, etc.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- How Soon After Sex Can You Tell If You Contracted An Std?
- Is Brown Discharge A Symptom Of Vaginal Thrush?
- Is The Herpes Virus In A Male's Semen?
- Body To Body Massage No Penetration Hiv Risk
- Diarrhea Vomiting And Muscle Pain Early HIV Symptoms
- False Positive Rapid Test Waiting Western Blot Hiv
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.