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Taking medicine in a different timezone
Jun 19, 2013

Hello. I have just started taking 3TC+TDF+EFV for 2 weeks. My CD4 last months was 360 and VL 200,000. In a few months, I have a plan to travel aboard which is 5 hours behind of my present time zone. I currently take medicine at 22h00 in my time zone. What should I do?

Response from Dr. Henry

An occasional adjustment due to travel of dosing for an efavirenz based regimen usually can be done with little worry in the setting of good adherence. I would simply delay the dose by 5 hours once arrived at your destination and then take at the standard time for you. KH

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