KS and Atripla Dosage
Oct 24, 2012
I was recently diagnosed with KS, I have a high cd4 count of ~800 and an undetectable viral load. I currently take Atripla, but the skin lesions still appear to be forming on my lower extremities. Is there such a thing as an increased dosage for Atripla and will this help prevent new skin lesions?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
There's no basis for using a higher dose of Atripla in such cases. Indeed, it would probably result in higher risk of side effects and toxicity.
While controversial, some experts consider using boosted protease-inhibitor-based treatments for refractory Kaposi's sarcoma.
Wishing you well, BY
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