|when do i start getting worried about non-response ? or should I just be patient?
Sep 22, 2013
Here are my numbers:
I've taken all my pills in the evening with food every day, as instructed. I was satisfied with my first month's result and logarithmic drop, but now my VL's response has been blunted! When do I have to start worrying about resistance?
The reason I'm worried is because the first genotype test didn't get drawn properly and so I had to repeat it. I'm still waiting for that result.
I highly doubt I got virus resistant to integrase inhibitors (I probably caught HIV in 2005-6, way before integrase inhibitors were invented) but now I am concerned.
Compliance is not an issue with me, though I did have a cellulitis at the time the labs were drawn... could this raise the VL?
When do you start advising patients to change treatment options?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
I think you have had a fabulous response thus far and are still in very good shape with this regimen. I am not concerned. you need to give it another 1-3 months. If the viral load is stalled then, a regimen modification might be in order.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.