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Kaletra alone without epivir & retrovir
Feb 4, 2009

I have always wondered what would happen if you took eitherjust the Kaletra or just the Epivir & Retrovir?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) monotherapy, as you suggest, has been studied several times. The results show that this strategy isn't all too bad, though probably less effective than the combinations that include 2 NRTIs, like the 3TC+AZT that you're taking.

I generally don't recommend using boosted PI montherapy for this reason, unless there are really extenuating circumstances.

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