|Postive since 85
Nov 30, 2003
I been +since 1985.Last drug regime was d4t/3tc/viracept.Side effect lipo,type 2 diabetic,Belly.StopMeds after taking for one year.cd4was650/23 vl/1000.My cd4 never below 350 ever sofar.I just took lab after being off meds 2 months,result are cd4 506/22 vl 32509,alt 110,ast 75 Glucose fasting 190 LDL 73,Cholestrol 133 HDL 31. I am not resistence to any medication.In past I also took azt for a very short time i could not tolrate. MY question is how long i can safly stay off meds.If i need to start what is your recomendation(something with minimal side effect). Also to point out I am 45 years male from east India.Please Pardon me for my bad english.At this time quality of life is more important then quantity.thank you!
| Response from Dr. Henry
I would work rigorously to get your lipids and blood sugar under control. I wouldn't consider re-starting meds until the CD4 count << 350 (start before < 200). Of the generic HIV drugs to consider once treatment is advised, I would suggest AZT + 3TC + nevirapine or efavirenz if you have no history of failing any drugs or use of only NRTIs. KH
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