Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


atripla
Dec 11, 2006

i am a 49 male have been pos for about 15 years. I was diginosed with Melanoma stage 4 about 1 month ago i have been off my meds for 8 months due to insurace issuies. My cd4 is about 54 i juat got a new hiv doctor and he wants me to start on atrpla i have already been on sustiva some time ago and not sure if im resistant to sustiva should i ask doctor for a differant regiment?

Response from Dr. Wohl

If your last regimen was well tolerated and effective, why not go back to that? I would want to make certain, given your melanoma, that your immune system gets as restored as possible. Melanoma is a kind of cancer that immune cells can respond to and help fight.

There may be a good reason for the recycling of Sustiva (efavirenz) but if there is, it is unclear. More information about your treatment history would help me give you a better answer.

DW



Previous
viralogic failure?
Next
Viral Load and CD4 Decline and Other Conundrums

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement