|First line treatment
Jan 10, 2011
Hello Dr. Young.
At the moment i'm taking mir first line treatment: Tenofovir (07:00 am) + 2 pills of Lamiduvina 150 mg each (at 07:00 am) and 1 pill Efavirenz near to 10:00 pm (flexible, mostly before sleep. I started my treatment with a CD4 of 221 and VL 88.000. Afther 4 months my CD4 is 344 and VL 74. Each month I check my cholesterol, my liver, kidney and heart function and at the moment i'm doing well. I'm a little bit concernt about my future. Do you think with the years i'll develope AIDS? I very afraid. I want to be healthy all the time, but i don't know if this medication can cause liver, kidnet, etc failure. Please help me with your advice
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thank you for your post.
It looks like you're doing very well on your treatment regimen. For the vast majority of persons, successful first-line regimens are safe and without long-term issues of organ (liver, kidney) toxicity.
The best way to make sure that this doesn't happen to you is to get routine (every 3-6 month) laboratory and clinical evaluations by your health team.
BTW, it's really not necessary to get your cholesterol checked monthly-- probably once, or twice a year will suffice.
Be well, BY
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