The compromise to stopping altogether was doing the STI. This was in 2002-03.
I was worried, but the anticipation of having a week off of meds and a huge part of my personality back trumped the concern. When my CD4 count rose, and VL remained undetectable even at the tail end of a week off the meds, I was more than psyched.
Of course, two months off and the shit hit the fan; the virus rebounded and I immediately had to start a new regimen.
That was a year ago, and now I’m thinking of returning to the week on/week off meds plan. It worked before for me, so why shouldn’t it work again?