Nov 11, 2013
Iam taking stocrin 3TC and AZT for almost 9 years now. Iam undetectable since the first period of starting! Iam 44 years old. My cd4 is decreasing all these years . When I started medication my cd4 was approx 450 very soon went to 850 but the last 4 years are around 300. The last test came 215! Iam healthy never got sick. I started to worry about that results. Shall I change medication even though iam undetectable? Do I take old fashion medication. Thanks
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
While your regimen is a bit dated by US and European standards, it's still quite commonly used (and recommended) in places where tenofovir-based treatment is not available.
Though it's possible that your HIV medications (principally the AZT) could be playing a role, HIV medications would not be most likely cause. Other medication side effects, or medical conditions could be the culprit-- either way, a careful evaluation should help point towards the cause and remedy.
Hope that helps and good luck. Please let us know how things turn out. BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Are The Latest Statistics On Teenage Hiv Infection Rates?
- Dominican Republic Facts Treatment And Care For Hiv?
- Will Being On My Period Affect My Hiv Test?
- When Do U Get Tested For Hiv After You Had Unprtoected Sex?
- Is Iron Defficiency A Sign Of Hiv Infection?
- Can Hiv Cause A Flu-like Illness With Fever, Aches And Swollen Glands?
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.