|Vacation after Chem Hepatitis
Jun 4, 2003
5 year ago with CD4 = 500 I begun my therapy with 3TC+Zerit+Fortovase. Immediately my VL was undetectable and CD4 = 800-900 After 3 year because my Lipodistrophy I decided to change for Convibir + Viramune but I got Chemical Hepatitis so I decided to take cocktail vacation. After 2 year vacation with VL 55,000 and CD4 = 500 I am considering to reinitiate my treatment. Working 50 hours/week where concentration is required and having sleeping problems (Sustiva discarded) and allergic to Viramune. Looking for: Less toxicity - Less Lipodistrophy - Less neuropathy I was recommended to take Viread+Ziagen+3TC. Your opinion is very important to me. Best regards, Alex
Response from Dr. Henry
There is not much data on that combination. Though it may work fine I would consider re-starting treatment with a PI such as Kaletra. Once you are suppressed to < 50 copies I would be more comfortable then switching over to something like the Viread + Ziagen + 3TC you are interested in. 3-6 months of a Kaletra (or other boosted PI regimen) won't usually aggravate lipodystrophy much. KH
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