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Kaletra And Combivir Combination

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combivir+invirase+norvir vs kaletra+combivir

Hello,I am on combivir+invirase+norvir for the last 6 years. CD4 count is 640 and viral load is undetectable. I was put on this therapy because I was planning pregnancy but it did not happened yet. I am doing OK but diarrhea sometimes. My new doctor...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It's important to weigh the pros and cons of any treatment switch, particularly if you're doing well (and virologically suppressed) on your current regimen.Kaletra is a more modern boosted protease inhibitor... Read more »


I am about to start treatment and my doctor has recommended a combination of Sustiva, Combivir and Kaletra. Is this a recommended combination for a teatment-naive patient? He also said that after my viral load decreased (it is now about 160,000),...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question. The combination of Combivir/Sustiva/Kaletra is not a conventional one for treatment naive persons, but is certain to be a very potent one.Combinations like this (that include Sustiva and Kaletra) have been well studied... Read more »


Sirs, An HIV positive male was treated with the ARV combination of Combivir and Kaletra with positive results or several years. Over a year ago, the patient complained of weakness and pain in of the legs. The primary provider referred the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a small but real risk for peripheral neuropathy from the use of Kaletra/Combivir with the Combivir component more likely contributing. Usually a switch to an alternative ARV regimen would be considered in order to maintain good HIV control... Read more »

Side effects of Combivir and Kaletra

A patient on a combination of Combivir and Kaletra develops elevated liver enzymes with some bone marrow suppression.What other combination should be used in order to stop the side effects of the drugs?...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post.Before I go any further, it is extremely important to make sure that the laboratory abnormalities you describe are indeed caused by the medications. In addition, whether the person has other medical conditions that could be... Read more »
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Starting medication soon combivir/kaletra...

Posted by jimmyinvegas, 3 Replies
Is this a typical start?


Then after 2-3 months he said he would put me on something else. Been positive for about 4 years (never on meds, they are on their way in mail), My current numbers are 528/140,280. Was up at about 690,... Read more »

First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
Hey guys (and gals). I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...

My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir +... Read more »

Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
hello All

I am newly diagnosed , and it appears as if i have been infected for a few years without knowing because i have NEVER been sick. My doc reckons treatment should be started soon

I have heard good and bad stories about ALL HIV meds, and i am... Read more »

Isentress plus Kaletra

Posted by Danigirl, 2 Replies
Has anyone taken a combination of Isentress and Kaletra? My husbands ID doctor called in this prescription after he had a reaction from the Atripla. We are new at this but I understand that traditionally the two aren't given together. The only... Read more »