Jul 5, 2009
I found out I have a highly resistant Hiv strain. I am on Truvada, Prezista, Norvir, Intelence. Plus I take Dapsone, allergic to the generic form of Bactrim. I am also having a Trophile blood draw to see if I am eligible for Marivoric. Is this a last ditch effort, if these other meds do not work? I was told taking these meds is a shotgun approach. This will show if there is any resistance. Does this mean I am in really bad shape..not much time left?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You don't indicate what "highly resistant" means for you, and whether your virus is resistant to all medications you are currently receiving, or this regimen is a new regimen that has good activity against your virus strain. The regimenyou are currently receiving includes medications from 3 classes of HIV meds. There are still other options available including issentress, fuzeon, and maraviroc, if the current regimen is not working for you.
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