Oct 7, 2011
Hi doc. I was diagnosed Jul 28 and started taking Atripla, Aug. 23 - Oct 3. Got good numbers(CD/VL)during my latest blood work, but my body could not tolerate the side effects (rash since 2nd week, reddish eyes and now my liver is also a little inflamed). My doctor decided to switch me to Truvada-1 pill a day/Norvir-1 pill a day/Prezista-2 pills a day. The pharmacist said it's ok to take all pills, all at the same time but with meal. Just wanna know your opinion on this doc. Is this combination good or maybe less harmful to the liver? I'm a little worried 'coz I think I've suffered enough. Thanks.
Response from Dr. Henry
Boosted (with ritonavir) darunavir + Truvada is generally a good choice for treatment of HIV in a patients having a side effects such rash when taking efavirenz. Since rash can be seen with darunavir another option is boosted (with ritonavir) atazanavir + Truvada since that has a low risk of rash --either of those options is reasonable. If there is a history of sulfa allergy then I might choice atazanavir over daruanvir. KH
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