Jul 2, 2005
Help me ! I am very confused. Live in a small city and can`t discuss this whit anyone. My CD4 is 320 and my viralload is 1 500 000 ! I have been told to start whit Reyataz, Novir, Videx, and Epivir. Once a day. But I shall take Reyataz whit food and I shall take Videx whitout food (no food +/- 2 hour) Is this rigt combination ? I havde had hiv since 2002. Thanks !! John
Response from Dr. Young
John- Thank you for your post.
Because of this, I'm not sure that this combination offers the most convenient dosing-- while each drug is dosed once-daily, the dietary restrictions mean that you must take drug twice a day.
If a truly once-daily regimen is required, then I'd either be looking to switch the Reyataz to Lexiva (the only PI that doesn't have a diet restriction), or switch from Videx to another once-daily nuke that does not have a diet restriction, such as tenofovir (Viread, part of Truvada) or abacavir (Ziagen, or part of Epzicom).
In the meanwhile, yes, space your medication dosings apart because of the dietary restrictions; talk to your doctor about your needs and thoughts.
Good luck, BY
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