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Author Topic: Is there a #1 option?  (Read 1235 times)

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Offline Maestro

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Is there a #1 option?
« on: October 06, 2006, 03:11:52 PM »
With all the different drugs available, is there a clear cut #1 choice that a doctor would want their HIV + person on?  Not counting any side effects (and I realize this is a biggie).

I ask because from my readings, it seems like a lot of people take Sustiva but a good many out there have problems with it.  Just based on these forums it looks like Sustiva is #1 if you can tolerate it...

Any insight?


Offline newt

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Re: Is there a #1 option?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006, 05:43:05 PM »

It really depends on the person, their infection, resistance, clinical picture etc.  Some drugs are better than others, but there are lots that are first among equals. Some can't be used with treatment for other conditions, short and long term, too.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline gay4kink

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Re: Is there a #1 option?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 12:59:21 PM »
It's true, that each persons situation should be evaluated indivudually.  However, I actually do put some faith in the NIH's reccomendations.  Not that they should be followed blindly, but I feel they are an excellent starting point.



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