Sunday, May 1, 2011

Slow but steady progress on tenofovir and on raltegravir

A husband chronicles "the treatment of my my wife’s human gamma retrovirus (HGRV) associated neuro-immune illness, especially her experience with anti-retrovirals (ARVs).

Posted on April 29, 2011 by subtr4ct:

MS has now completed seven weeks on tenofovir (300mg of tenofovir/Viread once daily) and six weeks on raltegravir (400mg of raltegravir/Isentress twice daily). It has been two weeks since the last update. There were several challenges during the first of these two weeks. Everyone at our house got a cold. Our daughter stayed home from school alone with MS for several days. MS ended one monthly cycle and started another. This all kept MS feeling less well during that week. Fortunately, these issues have all resolved themselves, and MS has been doing much better during the past one week. She seems to be only somewhat less well than her pre-ARV condition, but is clearly better than two or three weeks ago, and seems to be slowly moving in the right direction. So overall, I think things are going well.

It occurred to me that readers may be interested in a quantitative evaluation of MS’s condition. Using the Bell scale, ... Read more>>

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