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viral load

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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