|what hiv drugs do you use and which do you try to avoid?
Jul 27, 2003
Your a true inspiration looking at the work you do at this site and at your other site at medabolics.com. Please keep up the excellent work and fight against this damn virus. I was just wondering what drugs you are using for hiv and what you try to avoid. Thanks keep up the great work.
Borris relocated from Germany
| Response from Mr. Vergel
Thanks Borris, you are very nice to say those words. I love my work and I am alive because of it.
I am on Kaletra+Envirase (Saquinavir)+Viread+ Epivir. I have tried all approved drugs except Fuzeon (T-20). I have a MDR virus (multi drug resistant) Doing well and feeling good, though. I am glad my lipids are perfect. My only problem is managing diarrhea and fatigue 2-3 times a week.
I avoid Zerit, Hivid (DDC), and even Videx (DDI) since they have been strongly implicated with mitochondrial toxicity and lipoatrophy. I wish I could take them since I actually have some sensitivity to them. That is why I am in constant search for supplments that can minimize the toxic effects of "d" drugs. I also avoid Crixivan because I am convinced that it may have a stronger effect on lipodystrophy, hair loss, ingrown toe nails, kidney stones and dry skin. I had a difficult time with Sustiva related depression also (which did not respond to anti depressants and testosterone) Nelson
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