Switch From Retrovir To Viread
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University of Chicago HospitalsIn general, resistance occurs when on-going viral replication occurs in the presence of drug. This occurs with regimens of sub-optimal potency, as with the one and two drug regimens of the past, or with inadequate levels of drug in the blood, often... Read more »
Chelsea and Westminster HospitalIts a bit of an old fashioned regimen but obviously working well. Both the crixivan and the retrovir may be contributing to fat loss. For convenience sake the first change I would make is crixivan to sustiva, this may also help slow the fat loss and... Read more »
Cornell University, Weill Medical CollegeAs I'm sure you're doctor told you, Zerit has been associated with fat loss (as have other nucleoside analogs) and increases in lipids, including cholesterol. Both may improve with the switch to Viread, but the former will only do so... Read more »
Washington University, St. Louis School of MedicineYes, I remember your questions well. Thanks for following up.A major point to clarify from my previous response:I did say that ddI (Videx), TDF (Viread) and boosted atazanavir can be taken all at once with food BUT I did not say it was ok to do this... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesDoes anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg and noticed increased lipo or new lipo or hair loss?
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHas anyone switched or is using viread? If so, how long and any adverse side effects? I've had problems with pretty much all nukes except 3tc and wanted to see if this drug was similar?
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesIm 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune.
Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs were melting away)
Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesI started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side... Read more »
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