May 24, 2005
I started medication about 1 1/2 months ago my vl was 82000 and my cd4 count was 182. Since then my last test showed vl to be undectable and my cd4 count went up to 243. I assume this is good progress. My question is I have no real side affects from the meds other than trouble sleeping do have any recommendations.
| Response from Dr. Henry
You don't mention which HIV meds you are taking. Sustiva (Stocrine-efavirenz) is the most commonly used HIV drug that can disturb sleep. If the sleep problem doesn't abate over several months then sometimes a sleeping medicine can be given or an alternative drug considered. Your HIV specialist is likely used to that issue and can make the best recommendation for your individual case. KH
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