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African American Epzicom/Truvada
Mar 9, 2008

Based on the last ACTG study A5202 (Epzicom), the other study about abacavir producing heart problems, and knowing that Truvada could produce kidney problems because of Viread: Should an African American (more susceptible to kidney problems) taking successfully Epzicom/Kaletra for two years switch to another drug such as Truvada?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

If you've been successful on Epzicom/Kaletra for 2 years, the data from ACTG 5202 (as I understand them), would say that you are at no greater risk of treatment failure at this point than had you started on Truvada/Kaletra.

I'd stay put.

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