Because of baseline resistance to all NNRTI's and CD4 levels recently dipping below 350 I may have to start Norvir/Reyataz with Truvada soon.
I know there's a chance of benign jaundice with Reyataz.
Does it usually eventually go away?
Does having a low baseline bilirubin level help in not developing it?
The rest of my LFT's are also normal but I had Hep A many years ago. Does that mean I'm more likely to get jaundiced?
This may seem like a strange question but what can I say I am taking that is causing the jaundice besides an HIV med. I work in a medical environment where I need to keep my status under wraps for the time being.
I know there are other regimens that don't include Reyataz but this sounds like a good combo with only three pills once a day and seems to be well tolerated.
The rate of significant jaundice (Clinically noticeable) in patients treated with boosted atazanavir generally runs < 10%. It is reversible if atazanavir is stopped (often the PI would be switched to lopinavir or saquinavir or fosamprenavir or darunavir). I have had generally good experience with boosted atazanavir based regimens. KH