|Could my infection be a resistant strain?
Apr 8, 1999
My girl friend has CD4 of 63 and viral load of 5,000 as of three months ago. she started triple therapy but did not follow regimen. I tested hiv+ 2 months ago. My CD4 was 475 and viral load was 15000. My MD says he will prescribe no meds because it's too soon (?). He has ordered resistant study for my girlfriend. If I am infected with resistant strain of virus....what can be done?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
My recommendation in recently infected people, and for whom we know that they had contact with HIV infected people receiving medications, is to get resistance testing done before starting any HIV meds. Although you tested positive 2 months ago, it is not clear from your story when you may have been infected. If it is beyond 6 months, then your viral load is where it's going to be. I would ask him why he thinks it is too soon for you. MH
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