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Re: Viral load blip following cervical cancer surgery

Sep 30, 2017

Hi Dr. Holodniy,

Just wanted to follow-up. Yes, she is currently taking Atripla and no, she did not miss a single dose pre nor post surgery. I'll keep you updated on the blip!

I have another quiestiom on viral load blips. What is the largest length of time you've observed for blips? A month or two?

Thank you

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Thanks for the follow-up. Unfortunately we don't have a lot of data looking at serial samples (daily, weekly, monthly) from people that have HIV viral load blips to know what the patterns all look like. In general, most people on repeat after one or two months are back to undetectable, a few remain positive at low levels, and a very few begin to rebound above 200 and may have HIV treatment failure.



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