Jun 2, 2005
Greetings! Back around Jan. 1st. I started a salvage treatment. Fuzeon-Tipranavir-Viread-Norvir&Trizivir. I had VERY good results Viral load going from 500,000 down to under 500 and t-cells going from 155 up to 475 as of today. Heres the thing I have stayed on the Fuzeon and Tipranavir and Viread only for the past 2 months. the other 2 drugs(Norvir & Trizivir) seemed to make me feel like crap. I did not tell my Dr. that I altered the regiment and today when i went for my visit my viral is now 7000. Not much but I feel that I need to add the 2 drugs back to my regiment to kep it under control and I'll deal with he side effects.. Is this ok and safe to restart these two??? Thnaks for your help!
| Response from Dr. Henry
You need to fess up to your doc so he/she can interpret the situation as accurately as possible. The Norvir is needed to make the Tipranavir effective and the Trizivir (3 drugs) may be a key part of your regimen. You need to work with your HIV doc to address/treat symptoms you experience on that demanding regimen. KH
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