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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