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Jul 14, 2002

What is your opinion of combining azt with viread if one has 3tc resistance making combivir not an option?Since the toxcity profile is very similar for 3tc and viread(very low side effects)I thought this might be a viable option to use as the basis for constructing a pi sparing reg with viramune.Won't entertain zerit again,because it took me three long years to recover from lipotropy(it was moderate not severe)but with alot of hard work (diet,exercise,supplements,etc)and problably a dose of luck there is no evidence today of any lipotrophy.What is your feeling on azt,viread and viramune as a triple?Thank you...

Response from Dr. Henry

3TC resistance actually makes both AZT and tenofovir work better is some cases so either of those drugs are OK to use with 3TC (or both). KH


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