|follow up q. Which meds ?
Sep 4, 2007
thanks for your reply Doctor Young. I live in Asia , not the USA, so i am guessing that some of the new treatment released in the USA might not have reached asia yet ? obviousely i would much rather take fewer pills, once per day, instead of the 3 pills , twice per day (combivir & Kaletra) regimen that my doctor is suggesting . However, i guess i need to ask him whats avalailable. Do you have any knowledge / experience of dealing with this in Asia and which meds are avaiilable here ?
Thanks very much
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your follow up.
Different countries do indeed have different access to HIV medications. You say that you live in Asia, yet Asia is a very big place with many different medical situations. Without knowing which country you live in, I can't provide more specifics
All that said, know that the combo that your doctor has recommended for first-line would likely be a very good option- indeed, many of my patients have opted (even with all of our options in the US) to start with a boosted PI- similar to what your doctor has suggested.
Best of health, BY
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