Sep 22, 2004
Response from Dr. Henry
Norvir and Invirase are both protease inhibitors (like Kaletra) and in fact are sometimes use with Kaletra (which already contains the ritonavir). There has been renewed interest in using HIV regimens which omit NRTIs or the thymidine analog NRTIs (such as zerit-D4T or AZT) in order to perhaps avoid some of the problems possibly due to mitochondrial toxicity. Data is still limited on the success of that appraoch but it has worked in some patients. KH
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