The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Previous Question

Jun 23, 2003


In reference to the question about 100 adherence, does that mean if the patient never misses a dose and achieves undetectable viral loads and continues never to miss a dose that the medication could work indefinately?

Response from Dr. Pierone

Yes, I believe that if someone is 100% adherent and has an undetectable viral load that the medications could work indefinitely. There are many people that have been undetectable and still going strong ever since highly active therapy was originally introduced.

Of course no one can predict the future, but it seems counterintuitive that someone would be undetectable for virus for 5 years, never miss a dose, and then the virus breaks through at year seven. Also, as a bonus, given the pace of medical progress in HIV therapy newer regimens will surely become less toxic and more potent.

2 questions..starting treatment
2nd Opinion

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint