Apr 23, 2006
I've been HIV positive for 10 years. I've been non-detectable for almost 10yrs. My tcell counts have been ranging from 350 to 500 during this time. I'm on viracept 3 3x daily, epivir and zerit as well. Recently my viral load was detected at 50 3 months ago and just recently at 60 with tcell at 480. Could there be some type or resistance happening?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Remotely possible, but unlikely. It is important to continue to pay attention to these "blips", but failure of a regimen due to resistance would result in much higher viral loads (at least > 1,000 or higher). Those blips have more to do with assay variability at those levels than resistance.
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