Aug 6, 2005
I have been taking crixivan and combivir for several years with good results. So I was very suprised when I got my lab back and found that my viral load went from none detected to 7440, cd4 991, (was around 1100-1200)glucose is 133, cholesterol jumped to 320, and my triglycerides has shot to a whopping 1644!!! The only life style change was that I stopped running (due to fat wasting in my legs and butt). Thanks for the help.
Response from Dr. Wohl
When in doubt, repeat the lab.
The cholesterol and triglycerides are deep in the red zone. Do a fasting lipid panel and glucose when you get the viral load redrawn.
If these all hold up to be accurate, you are looking at a regimen switch. Drugs that are kinder and gentler to lipids, glucose and fat are around although much depends on your resistance test results.
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