|I need a new HIV treatment regimen
Jun 26, 2009
Hi Dr Henry, I'm at a point where I need to change my treatment regimen. I'm resistant to only viracept at this point but I've taken crixivan back in the day and had to stop due to side effects. I broke out in a head to toe rash from Atripla. I've recently had to stop Truvada, Norvir and Lexiva due to liver problems. I'm coinfected with HIV/HCV. My tcells are mid 200's, my viral load was undetectable before I stopped this about three weeks ago.
I'm no longer concerned with the amount of pills but with the least amount of side effects possible. What would you recommend? I meet with my ID doc 7/20 to discuss new options and I want to be informed when I go.
Thanks for your help
Response from Dr. Henry
You need to get a resistance profile including a Trofile (CCR5) assay. A regimen including some combination of a different boosted PI (such as darunavir), an alternative NNRI (such as etravirine), and integrase inhibitor (such as raltegravbir), and/or mariviroc (if Trofile assay shows CCR5 virus)would likely suppress your virus and it is likely some combination would be reasonably tolerated. KH
Dropped the Norvir
ARV's and miscarriage (spontaneous abortion)
- Hepatitis B Symptoms Stool Color
- Percentage Of American Heterosexual Hiv Infection
- Hiv Contraction Through Mucus Membranes
- Average T-cell Count For Hiv Negative Person
- Is Thrush The Same As Chlamydia?
- If I Had Unprotected Sex With An Hiv Positive Woman What Are The Odds That I Am Infected?
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.