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"Straight" (not) from Brazil!

Jun 3, 2007

Hello Doctor(s), I'm a 31year-old gay latin (Brazilian)man, who's been leaving with HIV for about 3 years now (CD4= 387; VL= 280,000). A year ago I was diagnosed with pulmonar TB (the treatment was sucessful having lasted 6 months). Recently I had a persistent oral problem (white spots) and took fluconazol for about 2 months (the problem vanished). A month ago I had sinus, ear and throat infection (all at once) plus a asmatic bronquitis (I am not sure about this words being spelled correctly or not). After all that I decided it was high time I started the ARVs. My doctor prescribed Viread (300mg), Stocrin (600mg) and Epivir (300mg) once a day. I would like to know whether this is a good treatment option. Thanks in advance for your time and attention. Sincerely, Fbq

Response from Dr. Pierone

Hello, and thanks for posting.

The regimen you were prescribed is very good. It is almost identical to Atripla a three in one combination of Viread, Sustiva, and Emtriva (which I assume is not available in Brazil yet).

Let us know how things go for you and best of luck!

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