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drug combo for salvage after Combivir
Jun 3, 2006

I've been on Combivir alone for 12 yrs. Tcells 230, VL 595, need a change, not feeling well. What combo would you switch to?

Response from Dr. Pierone

The best regimen to use in your situation should be decided upon after reviewing a viral resistance test. An HIV genotype or phenotype (or both) will let you know what medications are likely to be active against the virus you have and help make more informed future treatment choices. Suffice it to say that you will be likely offered either a NNRTI or PI-based regimen. The choice of NRTIs to round out he cocktail will depend on what degree of cross resistance to other nukes is present.

Once you have this information and hear what your clinician has to suggest please feel free to repost. Best of luck to you!



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