I would like a simpler life.
Oct 13, 2004
Hello, I have been taking Crixivan, Zerit, and Epivir for 7 years now. My T-cell count has remained in the 400 range for 3 years now, and the virus count in undetectable. I also have to take Niaspan and Tricor for triglycerides. I am also on a calcium blocker for my blood pressure. As you can see I'm on a lot of meds. Can someone suggest a simpler regimen? I find myself losing track on occasion. I also would like to stop taking the Zerit, because of the wasting I've experienced.
Response from Dr. Henry
That was a regimen I used alot in 1997 or so and now have almost no patient on it due to comlexity , side effects, and simpler options. What options you have depends on your prior treatment history. resistance situation, and your experience in tolerating prior drugs. For many patients a switch off D4T and Crixivan to a similar drug is often successful. Your HIV specialist would be the best person to review the options with you. KH
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