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other choices
Sep 5, 2002

Dear Doc.if in fact i am becomming resistant currently on sustiva and combivir what other treatment options do i have and do i have a good chance of not becomming resistant to the others

Response from Dr. Little

There are many other antiretroviral treatment choices which are potentially of use if you have developed resistance to one or more of your current drugs. The choice of what to use next clearly depends upon whether you have taken other antiretroviral medications in the past, have intolerance to certain medications, or have non-HIV related health problems which require treatment - all of these issues will typically be addressed in the selection of another regimen. Also, have you had a drug resistance test - you may not be resistant to all of the drugs your are currently taking and this test could help you "salvage" those drugs in your current regimen for future use if you are not resistant at this time.


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