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A normal timeline

Sep 2, 2001

What is a "normal" timeline for someone to start using medication & having to switch because the virus has become resistant? Also what is considered "normal" in a timeline between infection & >10,000 VL count.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Normal unfortunately doesn't occur in this infection. Some people have been on the same regimen for five years and are doing great. Others fail in a few months because of poor adherence and the development of resistance. During acute infection, the viral load is very high (usually > 100,000). It usually settles down to some lower number. In about 2/3 of people that is < 50,000.

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