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Author Topic: Need to change combo but not sure which is best?  (Read 853 times)

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Offline markabz21

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Need to change combo but not sure which is best?
« on: June 03, 2012, 02:59:13 PM »
Hi there,

My doctor has been trying to persuade me to change combos for some months now however I have always resisted as I have no side effects and tolerate the combo I am currently on very well. Im currently taking truvada and isentress however the tenofovir in the truvada is starting to cause kidney problems and my doc is keen for me to change on my next visit.

I was just wondering what my options are a combo that doesnt contain tenofovir? I have been advised to look at emtriva, isentree and either edurant or prezista/norvir. Is there any other combo I should consider? I am really uncertain as to which combo would be best for me.

Thanks
Mark

Offline ad2san

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Re: Need to change combo but not sure which is best?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 03:40:29 PM »
I had the same problem and replaced
Truvada with kivexa. No regret a all (once a day too)
Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
October 2012 CD4 684 UD 29%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
May 2013 CD4 385 UD 28%
July 2013 CD4 CD4 636 UD 25%
Oct 2013 CD4 588 UD 39%
Aug 2014 CD4 639 UD 25%

 


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