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Switching from Aluvia to dolutegravir…

Hello, I have been changed from Aluvia to dolutegravir but was told to continue with AZT and 3TC. Will it not have a negative effect?


Hi, how are you?

This is a common switch and should not have a negative impact. Do you know your current viral load? This switch is often done when the person has a suppressed viral load.

Aluvia is a boosted combination. This means it has an extra drug which makes the other drug in Aluvia work harder. This is not always needed and can cause worse side effects. How have you been tolerating your current combination?

Aluvia is a protease inhibitor and dolutegravir is an integrase inhibitor. This means they work slightly differently, but they both work just as well as each other.



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