|Incidence of Lipodystrophy
Aug 29, 2006
Recently I started taking Kaletra and Truvada as my initial regiment. I acquired a drug resistant strain to Sustiva so it is not an option. Additionally I tried boosted Reyataz but it raised my billirubin too high (8).
My question is have there been studies conducted on the incidence/ occurence of Lipodystrophy for those using Kaltera and Truvada? I would like to see some statistics.
Additionally, is there anything more lipo friendly that might be recommended for me?
Currently my VL is undectable and CD4 is 900.
| Response from Dr. Henry
There hasn't been alot of published data on studies evaluating your particular regimen. I have had a large number of patients on your regimen or some similar variant and have not observed much of a negative effect on fat over 3-5 years. Lipid levels can go up on Kaletra but generally that has been manageable. Data is still limited whether an alternative boosted PI (such as saquinavir, fosamprenavir, or Prezista) would be more lipid or fat friendly than Kaletra). KH
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