HAVE I DEVELOPED DRUG RESISTANCE?
Jan 19, 2014
Hello, and thank you for reading my inquiry.
I have been on Complera since July 2012 and was, up until recently, doing well on it. My October'2012 labs showed my CD4 count at 920, which was a steady incline from 386 when I started Complera. My viral load in October was undetectable, as it had been for a year.
Then, in early December 2012, I had run out of medication while out of state, and ended up being without meds for 2 weeks before I could get in to the doctor. That same day, December 23, they ran labs which I just got the results from. My CD4 count is now 686 and viral load is 100 copies/mL.
They have refilled my Complera and I have resumed taking it daily. Should I be worried about drug resistance, and if so, what second-line regimen would you recommend?
Thank you for your time.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
I think you should be fine, would not worry about resistance, and would expect your viral load to be undetectable on the next retest.
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