Jan 7, 2006
To date what is the most effective treatment for PML? I was diagnosed in apr. 2004 with final stages of aids, and now am doing well. My doctor has literally pulled me from deaths door. I now am told that the hiv would be undetectable and I now have much of my functioning back. I take my meds religiously and follow all the doctors orders. I would like to know what has been the best medicine for pml and what is the life expectancy with the pml today?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
While there's some debate about this, I've seen patients recover from PML taking a wide variety of medications-- NNRTI-based and PI-based. Hence, it's my belief that the best medications for PML are the ones that that the patient can take with the best adherence and minimal side effects.
It certainly sounds like you've had a terrific recovery-- in part by being able to adhere to your medications and doctor's requests.
As such, at this point, I expect you to have an excellent long-term prognosis and life expectancy; indeed probably similar to patients who have not had PML..
Good luck, good health to you. BY
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