|Stopping Isentres & Truvada
Sep 12, 2009
Due to financial difficulties I must stop my HIV meds for a few months. I know there is a lag in one of the two meds and that you have to keep taking either Isentres or Truvada for a week or so due to the build up of one in the body. I believe the medication I must keep taking for another week is Truvada to decrease the chance of developing resistance to them but wanted to be sure. Please advise.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
If you're running a week short, I'd try contacting your healthcare provider or local ASO-- there's a chance that there might be a community drug bank that could get you enough to span the gap.
Either way, be sure to communicate your situation with your doctor-- this way they'll know how to best monitor your health.
Best of luck, BY
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