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Switch Epivir to? (part 2)
Sep 8, 2000

Dr. Henry,

Thanks for you response. However, I am already taking abacavir (Ziagen) and ddI has to be taken on an empty stomach. My current regiment includes Viracept which has to be taken with food. Any other recommendations?


Response from Dr. Henry

I assume that you have checked your testosterone levels. Ziagen, ddI, and Viracept alone could be a reasonable regimen if you are now doing well (and drop the 3TC and see what happens). I can't remember whether you have taken D4T but that is another option (d4T, Ziagen and Viracept all BID with food OK). KH

Keith Henry, M.D.

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