The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

New Combo after Viracept/Combivir

Nov 6, 2000

Dear Dr.Doctor

Tested + 03-97, at that time vl 50k, tcells 350, started Combivir(azt+3tc)& Viracept, was undetectable till 01-00, at 1100vl, went up and down from 1100vl to 4000vl, continued taking the same meds, til 06-00 vl 8000k, and 09-00 vl 25k. Tcells went as high to 600, last test t cells 550, 20% all this time. Took resistance test, and after, stopped taking meds to stop further resistance. The test results came back, 3tc resistance, viracept resistance (about 5 secondary, 1 primary, and no azt resistance. I'll be starting next week with Sustiva, Zerit40mg, Ziagen. Whats your opinion or comments please, can I achieve an undetectable vl? Thank you for your valuable time.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You did the right thing in getting a resistance test and changing the regimen accordingly. Even with a viral load of 25K, the new regimen should easily get you to < 50.


Recent illnesses, vaccinations, viral load/resistance
Sample question

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint