|Complera and tivicay
Feb 20, 2014
Have been taking Viread, Viramune, Videx for about 10 years with undetectable VL, count over 1,000 and normal lipid panel. Doctor wants to switch me to Complera and Tivicay. (Am resistant to 3tc) What's your opinion. Stay the course or switch? (have had worsening diarrhea that temporally clears up with antibiotics)
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
The answer to your question depends much on the pattern of drug resistance that your virus has. A major priniciple is that you should aim to have at least two and preferably three active medications in a regimen.
If the only resistance detected in the past was to 3TC/FTC (usually the M184V mutation), then the combination of Complera + Tivicay should offer up those three needed active medications- all with a pretty simple 2 pill, once-daily regimen.
Let us know how this works for you. BY
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