Sep 29, 2008
Dear Dr. Henry,
I was diagnosed HIV+ in Sept 07. In a year my VL has gone from 70K to 2.8M and CD4 from 700 (c.28%) to 440(12.5%).
This is despite giving up smoking and quitting recreational drugs.
I have just begun drug therapy with a combination of Ziagen (Abacavir), Truvada & Kaletra.
Is the combination I've been put on good, and is Atripla an option for me in the future?
Thanks & best wishes, Martin, England.
| Response from Dr. Henry
You are starting an effective regimen with a high barrier to resistance though the rationale for adding abacavir to the regimen is unclear from the data you provided. If you have no prior resistance and suppress well on your current regimen than switching to Atripla (Truvada + efavirenz) is a potential regimen simplication step. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Itchy Red Spots Could I Have Acute HIV Infection
- Night Sweats Sign Of Ars
- Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Blowjob From A Prostitute?
- Coated Tongue After Swallowing Cum Worried I Have HIV
- Coated Tongue After Topping Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Hairy Tongue After Oral Sex Form Sex Worker What Are The Chances Of HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.