|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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