|Pro's and Cons
Jun 4, 2010
What are the pros and cos of taking kaletra and truvada combination. This is my 3rd year on meds. Im not sure if should change to something different. Any advice is appreciated. my CD4 is in the 700 and Undet.
| Response from Dr. McGowan
Truvada and Kaletra has been an excellent combination used by many people for years. The "pros" are a combination with a proven track record, 2 combination pills which makes it easier to be adherent, a combination with a high barrier against resistance for the virus, and it has been working for you and you are presumably tolerating it.
Cons might be that it has a higher number of pills than some of the newer combos, it may effect the cholesterol (and specifically the triglycerides) more than some newer meds, it can cause diarrhea more often than some other options.
You should discuss with your doctor and deceide for yourself...unless there is a specific issue or toxicity that you have developed or concerned about there is no urgency to change.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Loose Stool After Protected Anal Sex Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Red Spots After Unprotected Sex Without Ejaculation Worried I Have HIV
- Aldara Cream For Genital Warts
- Does Vicodin Cause Vaginal Bleeding?
- How Long Should You Wait To Get Tested For Chlamydia?
- Is It Possible To Have Sores On You Private Part Without It Being An Std?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.