Changing meds to prevent lipoatrophy?
Nov 10, 2005
Hi, I was diagnosed at the time of seroconversion (primo-infection) in January 2002, and was put since then on Combivir and Stocrin with good results (CD 4's around 700 and undetectable VL). No visible fat changes, except a little growing of the abdomen lately. I am awfully afraid of lipoatrophy though, and from my undertanding, Combivir has one component that causes it. Would you suggest my changing it to another one that does not cause lipoatrophy like Truvada or Epzicom? Or could this spoil a regimen that has worked well so far? I have no history of resistance to meds. Thanks for your help.
Response from Dr. Conway
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