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
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