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Stopped medication

Dec 5, 2004

Just a hypothetical question. If someone has not been on HIV medication for over 3 years and started medication again would it be like they where never on medication before? Also, will the previous medication be still in their system?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The medication will definitely NOT still be in ones system. In most cases if people had started HIV meds and did not develop any drug resistance and stopped the meds, then definitely yes the same meds would work like they had before. If however resistance had developed to one or more meds, then they would not be effective anymore.

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