|sustiva or lexiva
Aug 6, 2006
dear doctor: i am on truvada,lexiva and norvir. i read alot about truvada and sustiva. in your experience doctor, wich combination is more effective? also, i am taking zovirax for the last 10 years. are there any longterm effects on zovirax? i am taking bactrim for the last 1 year,because my cd4 count went from 1200 down to 208,due to radiation for gastric lympoma. cd4 count is now ranging between 380 and 400.any chance that my cd4 count will rise to where it was before radiation,or what do i have to expect? should i keep taking the bactrim? i feel so tiered all the time and just general sick,any suggestions what to do would be tremendously appreciated. thank all you doctors for giving up your time to help where you can.
| Response from Dr. Henry
If you never have failed an HIV regimen and thus have no evidence for drug resistance then switching the Lexiva/ritonavir to Sustiva may be an option to discuss with your HIV specialist. If your CD4 count is consistently running > 200-250 then Bactrim can often be stopped if it is being used to prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia. Low blood counts, low thyroid or other hormone levels, and many other conditions can cause tiredness so a complete evaluation needs to be considered to evaluate that problem. KH
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