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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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