strocrin and truvada
Dec 29, 2010
Hi doc, thanks for your help. It may be a silly question but it is time for me to start my meds and I will start with stocrin and truvada (genotype already done, and no resistance mutations found). My doctor told me to take truvada with dinner and then before going to bed to take stocrin..., could I take both before going to bed? it is easier and is like taking atripla, isnt it? thank you very much doc and happy new year... my cd4 are 370, cd4% 19%, and viral load 93 k, could I wait three weeks since i have a trip to make next week for two weeks... am i taking risks postponing the meds for three weeks?? thanks
Response from Dr. McGowan
Thanks for your questions.
A short 3 weeks with CD4 over 350 would not put you at increase risk for getting sick. If you worried about tolerating the meds or having trouble acclimating to the meds while you are away from home, it would be fine to start in 3 weeks, just let your doctor know what you are doing so your next appointment can be scheduled at the right time to check on your initial response to treatment.
Best...good way to start off the new year!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- How Soon Dry Cough Develops In Newly Hiv Positive Person?
- Hepatitis B And Itchy Skin
- Itchy Scalp And Hiv
- Can You Get Hiv Through Contact With A Bloody Cut?
- What Type Of Doctor Specializes In The Treatment Of Herpes?
- What Are Your Chances Of Getting Herpes If You Have Sex With Someone That Has It?
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.