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can dual drug therapy cause resistance?
Jul 19, 2001

Dr. I have been taking epivir, ziagen and zerit withgreat success. I have no side effects and my T- cell count has risen and viral load is undectable. Because of an insurance glich I wont have coverage for a month or more. I currently have plenty of the zerit and epivir left but no Ziagen. Should i take those 2 without the ziagen or just stop them all until I have theziagen again?

Response from Dr. Little

NO - if you cannot take all of the drugs in your regimen, you are better off stopping them all until you can start all of them together again. Drug resitance will be a major concern if you drop one drug (any one) from your current regimen.


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