|cant seem to find the right ARV combo
Oct 17, 2012
hello dear Dr, my dilemma is i have been on Truvada for 10 months and so far i can tolerate it ok, the problem i have now is with the third component for Efavirenz got me suicidal and had to stop taking it, and then my dr. gave me Reyataz + Norvir (which i have been taking for the last 4 months), but this two meds makes me very depressive. I told my dr. I was doing + or - all right with Truvada but that the Reyataz+Norvir was quite terrible emotionally. He just said i am running out of options and that i should stick to them. The problem is I just cant adhere to Reyataz+Norvir. So what other med can i combine with Truvada? Can u recommend something please? I also cant take Nevirapine, for it gave a severe rash years ago.Truvada so far seems good because i only get minor discomforts with it,but i know its dangerous just to stay with Truvada alone, for the virus can grow resitant to it. So what third component do u recommend i take with Truvada? Are there several options for a Truvada Combo?Thank you for your most welcome and kind reply.
| Response from Dr. Henry
If you have no drug resistance yet and live in US there are nunerous choices for you including raltegravir, nevirapine, or maraviroc instead of ritonavir/atazanavir. Single pill options such as Complera or Stribild are also possibilities and often well tolerated. KH
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