Feb 28, 2000
I have known since 1987. Prior therapy involves AZT 6 years. Also I have been on as single agents DDI,DDC D4T then added D4T to 3TC. I used single agents because that's what we knew at the time. Added viramune to D4T and 3TC two years ago. VL 300000 CD 4 550. Added HU which did not bring down VL. Last Feb 99. Switched to ABV RIT/SAQ. VL <400 CD 4 550 21%. I had good repsonse but such severe side effects mainly nausea and severe body aches (could barely move) that had to stop on 6/30/99. Dr. did genotype after two weeks but Dr. could not interpret them. Did genotype again one month later that showed only resistance to AZT (probably wild type virus) VL at time >750000. Sept 1 started D4T 3TC and sustiva. On Oct 30 VL 70000. Also on Oct 30 had flu shot, Hep A shot, 1st Hep B shot. Nov 30 had 2nd Hep B shot and Tetanus (I got a fish hook in my finger). Latest VL on Dec 28 showed VL 550000. cd 4 350 17%. My Dr. has ordered Genotype again while on my meds. Do you think the jump in VL is caused by treatment failure or vaccinations? I know I don't have resistance to PI's since I only took them for 5 months and VL was <400 but that may be all I have left for treament. What would be a good next treatment? I don't know what caused the severe reaction I had before but don't know what to do next. Thank you for your time.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
I would like to see the results of the latest genotype while you are on treatment before I comment further. I still think there are treatment options in your case.
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