| very worried about a friend off meds
Jun 4, 2003
My friend (female) has been off her meds for a year or two. She was at the point of needed to get back on due to health reasons, but quit after a couple months because she says they make her completely depressed,no energy, etc.. She started the same triple that she had quit before (sorry can 't remember which, but I think viramune was one and had no protease inhibiters). She is very sensitive and has loss faith in her ability to take them. I am very worried about her because she is healthy, but I see a downward trend in the labs. How can I help her? Are there certain combos that are better for ultra sensitive types? Any specific advice would be greatly appreciated. I myself take mega-HART with no problems, so can't relate. I don't want her to give up and get sick.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Sounds like a challenging situation. I would suggest trying to support her to follow-up with your HIV specialist to consider alternative regimens and perhaps get some emotional/possibly psychiatric help. KH
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