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Starting Meds for First Time
Jun 17, 2010

I will be starting meds for the first time, as i just got my prescriptions. I had two choices: 1.Altripa or 2.Reyetaz, Norvir, & Truvada together. I opted for the 2nd choice....My question is, is this a good option? Also, do HIV meds affect libido or erection any?

Response from Dr. McGowan

Thanks for your post. Either of these would be good choices...they are both among the 4 recommended combinations by the US Department of Health and Human Services Task Force Guidelines. The choice between them can be based on personal preference, pill count, potential side effects, work schedules, drug resistance results, eating habits, other concurrent medical conditions, etc that may make one more attractive than the other to a particular individual.

HIV itself can effect libido and erections, the meds should not have this as a side effect.

Good luck,


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