|freaking out--high VL
Dec 24, 2005
Hello - After 6 months of Truvada/ boosted Reyataz, my VL went from > 750k to less than 300 (cd4s 40 to 320 then ) - then for 6 more months my VL slowly went up to 600 then 500(cd4's 270). My Doc decided to add abacavir (epzicom /viread instead of truvada)to my regimen. 3 weeks later my VL came back at 7,000 but cd4s at an all time high of 450. My doc thinks the VL may be a lab error but I will be out of town for over a month and won't be able to re-test until then. I may go mad before then worrying. Do you think this could be failure or more likely a lab error? My adherance is flawless. Thanks for your time and for this wonderful site.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Love to know what happened. Although the viral load clearly needs to be repeated, this might be the emergence of failure.
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