|Can You Recommend a New Drug Treatment Strategy
Nov 4, 2007
I tested HIV+ in 1994 and began taking AZT & DDI. After about a year, my Dr. switched me to AZT + 3TC + Rescriptor, due to high uric acid levels (from DDI). I've been on these 3 drugs now for about 12 years. My CD4 levels have been in the 300 - 700 range for all that time and my viral load has been <50 per whatever the entire time. The only side affect I seem to have is high triglycerides in the 3 and 4 hundreds. I've heard that Rescriptor will be taken off the market in Dec. I was wondering what drug combo might work best for me after that.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
Your success on Rescriptor is immpressive as this regimen is not that easy to take. Hats off to you. I would consider switching to another drug in the same class as Rescriptor, namely, Sustiva. It is once a day and can be taken wth your second dose of AZT/3TC. The triglyceride levels of 300-400 do not excite me much unless you have other major risk factors for heart disease.
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