|First time Meds
Sep 10, 2008
Dear Doc I have been positive for 3-4 years now and up until now my numbers have been good and i have not taken medication. My tell cells have dropped from 381 to 333 in the past 3 months and my viral load is 32,000, my doctor want to put me on meds soon. I am unable to take non-nucleoside so my doctor wants to put me on either Reyataz , norvir and Truvada or Lexiva , norvir and Truvada Please tell if these are good choices and with little side effects and what they side affects might be? Thank you Anxious and scared in Boston
| Response from Dr. Henry
Patients in our clinic have had good experience with either ritonavir/Reyataz or ritonavir/Lexiva + Truvada based regimens. The majority have minimal side effects (most gut related) and good CD4 and HIV RNA response . Those are both good choices for many patients. KH
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