Jim: My ID said almost the same thing that you are saying. Since I don't have any pre-existing heart condition, Abacavir is not a risk. I also do not smoke (never have), I don't drink much either (an occasional beer or wine) and work out about 3 times a week. I guess since all my other blood work is normal (no diabetes or high cholesterol as yet), I think it should be fine. Thanks.
I know Dolutegravir is not yet available in India and neither is the new version of Atripla with Tonofovir that does not cause kidney issues - so those options are out for me.
Eric: I will check with my ID & do some research on that 400mg Efavirenz & if it's availability in India. Thanks.