|Stopped drugs due to high lactic acid levels while I'm on Chemotherapy
Apr 13, 2004
My doctor has stopped all of my HIV drugs (Crixivan, Norvir, Videx, Combivir) as blood test shows high lactic acid. I am on chemotherapy (CHOP) for Lymphoma. I am half way through the chemotherapy regimen. Our concern is with starting new drugs at this point as the chem would impact their effectiveness. What strategy do you recommend? Thanks. Gary
Response from Dr. Henry
That would depend on many factors including your past HIV history, presence of resistance, bone marrow status, etc. I often use a bone marrow and mitochondrial friendly regimen if possible in similar circumstances (avoiding possibly all NRTIs including AZT and D4T with 3TC/FTC/abacavir being still a possibility as well as the NNRTIs and PIs). Generally I try to get the HIV under control in the setting of lymphoma if a reasonably well tolerated regimen can be constructed. KH
fever,swollen glands small cd4 drop
Best ways to treat diarrhoea
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.