|Does Truvada and Stocrin work for me?
Sep 4, 2009
Dear Dr Henry
My partner started on truvada and stocrin about 3 weeks ago and his CD4 count increased from 264 to 266, CD% increased to 16% from 13.1% and viral load decreased from 378,000 copies to 6,230 copies.
Does the medications work for him? I have heard that the viral load should drop to less than 5,000 copies once you started on medication. I am worry that this combination might not work for me. Thanks so much in advance.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Truvada + Stocrine (efavirenz) is generally a highly effective initial antiretroviral regimen. There is some baseline resistance to the FTC in Truvada and to the efavirenz so resistance testing before starting is recommended if available. A drop in viral load from 370 to 6 thousand represents a 98% drop in 3 weeks-not bad so off to a good start. Hopefully will achieve undetectable status over the next several months (longer to get undetectable the higher the initial viral load and 370,000 is considered high). KH
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