|my doctor asked me to stop my HIV medication.
Jun 17, 2010
iam HIV positive i have been taking medication for 3years. but now my doctor say i should stop for 2 weeks because he want to change the medicine. will this make my disease worse since you are suppose to have the same levels of medicine in your blood. what shoul i do?
Response from Dr. Henry
In most cases when switching/changing HIV meds would directly go from one regimen to another without a complete interruption of treatment (that can lead to development of drug resistance is some cases). There may be unique circumstances which in some case may lead to a recommendation to stop treatment for a while-that would be determined by consultation with an HIV specialist who is familiar with all of the factors for an individual patient. KH
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