|running out of choices
Oct 22, 2003
i seem to be having a problem hanling medications, either i am allergic or very sensitive especially in GI area. I have tried almost every medication both antiretroviral and OTC. The pain will not go away. I just got out of the hospital two days ago with PCP, now i have GI problems very bad. No retroviral is working on me. why? am i running out of time and choices? My CD4 is 18 and Viral is 600,000. Any advice is great thanks
| Response from Dr. Henry
There are literally hundreds of possible combinations of HIV meds available for patients with little resistance to treatment. I like to tell patients there is a combination out there with their name on it that will work (= control the virusm get the T-cell count up, while having the patient be able to smile while taking it!)-the challenge if to find it as quickly as possible. A good HIV specialist is the best person to get you on the right path so discuss with your doc--some patients do have a hard time with meds especially when they are feeling sick already but it is unusual to not find something that is helpful. KH
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