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Jun 24, 2007

Was wondering which class of antiviral is better for the body to cope with.NNRTI's or PI's or is everybody different.Am on Truvada and have changed from Nelfinavir to Viramune

Response from Dr. Henry

Both protease inhibitors (PIs) and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) have advantages and disadvantages so it often is up to the individual situation. PIs are generally used with ritonavir (boosted) and when used in that manner resistance is much less of a problem but the regimens are generally more complicated with more gut side effects than with NNRTI based regimens. KH

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