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Re: First line hiv regimens
      09/19/12 10:31 PM

Not that this is going to help you much but there are other options but none that your dr may feel fit or won't come with other nasty side effects. I believe your dr is trying to steer clear of those options because they can be quite life altering compared to the combo your dr is suggesting.

The current goal of treatment is to first get you undetectable and raise your cd counts, but also to make treatment easy and comfortable as possible to follow. The regimen your dr suggests does that more effectively than a lot of the alternatives. Where you may need to take many doses and suffer more side effects than what they are suggesting. Making treatment adherence difficult.

I don't believe they are steering you wrong on this and that combo is a good first line when truvada is not an option.

What you could ask is if your dr can try you on medication to stop the current side effect with truvada or switch you to another truvada based treatment to make sure it's not manageable.

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