Zerit + Kaletra vs. Emtriva + Kaletra
Apr 25, 2004
After one year of treatment with Zerit + Kaletra + Covaricil I started showing lipoatrophy on my face. I asked the doc to change my regimen, but he only replaced Zerit with Emtriva.
Is that good enough to limit the development of lipoatrophy or should I also replace Kaletra? What would you suggest replacing Kaletra with?
My VL is undetectable and CD4 of about 600.
Response from Dr. Henry
There is no evidence that I am aware of (nor have I observed it in my own practice)that switching off Kaletra would help. Stopping the Zerit could though a switch to Emtriva for that specific purpose has not been studied much (more data on abacavir for example). KH
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