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Jun 19, 2005

I'm on combivir/lexvia/dapson,I constantly have stomach pains,cd4-225,vl-4301 as of 4/05 and 2/05 cd4-170 vl-435, do I need to change meds, stomach pains causes me not to take meds. Doctor has no sympathy. HELP!!!

Response from Dr. Pierone

Yikes, time for you to get a new doctor and a new regimen. Combivir is known for causing GI symptoms so this would be an obvious one to jettison. You should also have a resistance test performed to help guide what to choose for the next regimen. Best of luck

newlydiagnosed, low cd4 and highvl
TDM for body weight

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